Worried about miscarrying (thread title edited)

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Worried about miscarrying (thread title edited)

Postby welshrarebit » 05 Feb 2012, 14:50

As if I wasn't paranoid enough already, I took a bad fall this morning while out walking with DH & DD (slipped down a muddy embankment and landed heavily on my bum). Aside from a dent in my pride, I am very sore and stiff especially my back. I'm 8 weeks tomorrow and going for a booking in appointment with the midwife at lunchtime. I was already going to ask if it's possible to have an early scan for reassurance reasons (2 mc last year) and now I want one asap - do you think the midwife will think I'm being totally ridiculous? I know the tiny little bean should be well cushioned in there, but looking for some words of reassurance anyway.

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Edited the title of original thread as I don't want anyone in future who suffers a fall stumbling across this and thinking what happened to me was a result of the fall. I'd already been worried about the possibility of miscarriage before the fall as I had 2 previous mc last year. As it turns out, I have now suffered a missed miscarriage this time too. The baby stopped developing a couple of weeks ago so it predates the fall and has nothing to do with it.
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Re: Fall in first trimester

Postby skip » 05 Feb 2012, 15:15

(((((Wrb))))) ow, hope the aches ease up soon. I'm sure the little bean is fine, but I'm also sure your mw wouldn't mind at all referring you for an early scan. My mw always said they prefer mums to be paranoid than blase.

I fell half way down the stairs when I was about 20 weeks pregnant with M. just kind iof slid down on my bum but all the overcompensation pulled something in my back and chest. Mw wasn't concerned about baby though, they're very well protected, esp when so teeny.

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Re: Fall in first trimester

Postby Fozza » 05 Feb 2012, 15:34

As skip said. I would be most concerned about your back...it's gonna have to take some weight. Get checked by an osteo if still iffy after a week or two.
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Re: Fall in first trimester

Postby Rosie_t_Riveter » 05 Feb 2012, 15:35

(((WR))) I also fell, slipped in the bath when I was pregnant with TheWriggler. I called the MW led unit who said that baby was well protected but I should put my feet up and take it easy. I recall being very stiff for a few days. I'm sure the MW won't mind organising a scan to put your mind at rest.
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Re: Fall in first trimester

Postby Aggie » 05 Feb 2012, 15:41

Poor you!! ((())) Your little bean will be well protected and wouldn't come to any harm with you falling on your bum but I can understand you being worried. Take it easy!
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Re: Fall in first trimester

Postby twilightfan » 05 Feb 2012, 16:20

{{{{{WR}}}}}

What they all said

So worrying for you but I'm sure baby is fine.
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Re: Fall in first trimester

Postby madcatmummy » 05 Feb 2012, 18:04

What they all said too!!

I fell snowboarding when 10 weeks pregnant with JT, I figured they were so well protected at that stage that they'd be fine. Ant all was fine, I also had m/c previously and JT never showed any signs of shifting. I was pretty stiff and sore but no more than if I'd not been pregnant.

Big hugs (((((((())))))) and hope all goes well with this bambino!
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Re: Fall in first trimester

Postby ToothFairy » 05 Feb 2012, 18:11

{{{{{WR}}}}} you poor thing! I hope you stop hurting soon. I'm sure baby will be absolutely fine, but there's no harm in asking the MW for an early scan. I know exactly what you mean about needing reassurance.
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Re: Fall in first trimester

Postby Stormwind » 05 Feb 2012, 18:19

I went skiing (complete with loads of falls) before I knew I was pg the first time. I am sure you will be fine, but there is no harm in asking for an early scan xx
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Re: Fall in first trimester

Postby ches » 05 Feb 2012, 18:33

The risks of a fall are probably least in the first trimester - just of detachment. I think you'd have bleeding in that case, so are probably fine. However, if you think it'll boost your chances of getting an early scan, then ham it up.
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Re: Fall in first trimester

Postby PerpetualMadness » 05 Feb 2012, 19:38

((((((WR)))))) I fell down the entire length of a flight of stairs carrying P when 7 weeks with B. p was fine, b was well protected in my pelvis and I have a scar from the carpet burn and residual swelling that accompanied the bruise two years on! We are designe to protect our babies. But i don't think it's crazy to want a scan and I hope they give you one because it will help you relax. Hope you're not too sore and stiff. X
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Re: Fall in first trimester

Postby welshrarebit » 05 Feb 2012, 22:05

Thanks ladies. I'm still sore but otherwise ok. Feel a bit better for an afternoon spent taking it easy and reassured by your tales of trips & falls. Roll on tomorrow though when I can speak to the midwife.
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Re: Fall in first trimester

Postby Nix » 05 Feb 2012, 22:10

I fell at 6 weeks pg with Jasper on my way into bfing group. It was feb and very cold and icy. I smacked Harvey's head on the pavement. An old lady had to help me up. I went into the group where my amazing bfing midwife made me feel so much better. She promise me that the little baby is so safe in there and a fall wouldn't harm. ((((((WRB)))))
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Re: Fall in first trimester

Postby welshrarebit » 06 Feb 2012, 14:34

Midwife today was lovely. I'm booked in at the EPAC for Weds lunchtime for an early scan :) She wasn't worried about the fall but understood my anxieties about possible miscarriage given my history. Now I just have to get through the next 48 hours and hope to god there's a little heartbeat on that screen on Weds.
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Re: Fall in first trimester

Postby Rosie_t_Riveter » 06 Feb 2012, 14:44

Yay for lovely midwives! I hope Wednesday comes quickly for you. Are you still feeling stiff?
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