So my nan wanted to feel the baby moving but the second she put her hand on my belly he stopped. Im not a fan of prodding my belly because im so scared ill squish him, when i was like 20 weeks and only feeling flutters i used to do it a lot but now he's sticking his arms out and making my belly move, im too scared. He is always making my belly go like jelly and you can feel him on the outside all the time so i very rarely prod him, i kind of tap my fingers. For my nan i prodded him by my ribs where he was and then my stomach went up and he stuck his arm out. I feel so bad, would i have hurt him?
Midwives prod and feel all the time. So long as she didn't literally punch you baby will be fine. Im 31 weeks and still lay propped up on my belly all night. Baby is fine as s/he is surrounded by fluid, despite my enormous frame squishing down.
Mine's been jumped on by a toddler, hit by a door and given a good poke and prod by a couple of midwives.
You know they can manually turn babies who are breech upside-down just by pushing and twisting them over?
Relax! They're well protected in there. If you have a severe blow to the stomach which results in pain, bleeding or reduced movement then you might worry. Pokes by relatives may be annoying but are harmless!
I'm forever trying to push mine down away from my ribs. This is number 4 and like all the others, likes to dig into the ribs which is soooo uncomfortable. I do my best to shove them down a bit. The other 3 all came out fine!