I've been frequenting the forums quite a lot as am a very anxious person naturally and worry I'll do things wrong.
I found out a few weeks ago I was pregnant - would now be about 7 & a half weeks so still very early. Have come back to stay with my family for a while just to relax and take my mind off things but I have a teenage brother who is naturally quite boisterous and rough. About two or three times now he's shaken me by the shoulders and its made me incredibly nervous that he could have loosened something? Earlier today I was sitting on the edge of the bath (obviously full clothed!) and he pretended as tho he was going to push me back into it by grabbing my shoulders and that obviously shocked me. I've now told him whats going on and he's incredibly apologetic for worrying me and has said he won't do it anymore.
Obviously he means no harm by any of this but its just panicked me that perhaps something could have come loose from being jolted. Its not like hes shaking me enough for my head to be snapping back and forth just shaking me by my shoulders. Sorry if this all sounds dramatic -am waiting for a scan on Saturday to see if there is a heartbeat (unrelated to the shaking, the scan has been booked in for two weeks as had issues early on) and if my pregnancy is viable so obviously am very nervous at moment and everything has me on edge!
Firstly your teenage brother should not be shaking you. Secondly shaking you by the shoulders will not loosen anything. The baby won't be hurt by this. But he needs to stop. If you're this anxious now perhaps you should see your GP regarding you anxiety. IME anxiety gets worse once the baby is born.
But your teenage brother sounds too rough for his own good. If he is big enough to push around another adult of either gender he is too big to do that 'for fun' without their express consent - for all sorts of reasons, his safety as well as others. Someone needs to have a chat with him.
Does he know you're pregnant? If so, even worse. Simply as you will be feeling ill and shaky. Seriously get your mum to have a word.
Hi guys - thanks all for replying, really put my mind at rest! I'm thinking I'm over anxious as have been waiting almost two weeks to have a scan to find out if my pregnancy is viable and its driving me slowly mad.
I went on a 'tame' kids roller coaster with my 2yr old when I was a few weeks pregnant. Except it wasn't quite so tame. Very very shaken about and slammed into things and dd2 all fine - please don't worry about a shake on the shoulders. Albeit DBro shouldn't really be doing that....