Falls during pregnancy is
a common concern and you must be careful while pregnant and aware of certain
falls that can spell danger. Read on to know the tips you can follow to avert
the falls in pregnancy.
It is normal for
you to panic if you had experienced a fall during pregnancy. However, you can
relax, as your body is designed to protect your little one from such accidents.
Your injury needs to be very severe to be able to hurt your baby directly
before hurting you. Your uterus walls are thick and the muscles lining the
uterus shall keep your little one safe. Amniotic fluid inside also shall give
the much needed cushioning effect to your baby.
by amniotic fluid, tough membranes, the elastic uterus and the strong abdomen
guarded with muscles and bones, your baby is absolutely safe. The baby could be
hurt only if you yourself have sustained serious
Additionally your uterus is pushed behind the pelvic
bone in the initial phases of pregnancy
that means additional protection for her.
When You Need to be
You shall be worried if you
receive a direct blow to your tummy during pregnancy. If you are
having contractions, vaginal bleeding, abdominal tenderness or leakage of
amniotic fluid, then there is something to worry about.
must look for medical assistance in the following cases and reassure that your
baby is fine.
Notify your doctor in case you
experience sever pain or bleeding after the fall. This becomes particularly
important if you have experienced a direct blow to your tummy.
Talk to your doctor if you feel
vaginal bleeding or find amniotic fluid leaking.
In case you notice pain in your
pelvic region or the lower abdomen.
In case you feel the foetal
movement has reduced after your
There is nothing to worry, as your baby
shall be fine in most of the cases. However, you would always want the
reassurances from your healthcare
Why Fall Happens during
If you had a fall in
pregnancy, there is nothing much to worry about, as this is common and plenty
of women has experienced the same at some point of time in their pregnancies
too. Now here are some reasons why falls are so common in
Pregnant mothers feel dizzy and
may often lose balance as a result of it. This is generally common in the first
phase of pregnancy.
Ligaments of the feet tend to get
lose and stretched. This cause swelling and you may tip and fall.
Since you are carrying the
additional weight on your hips and abdomen, you get more prone to
Your centre of gravity shifts when you are pregnant.
This makes it difficult for you to keep a
How to Avoid Falls during
You need to be extra
careful while pregnant and make sure to take
good care of yourself and the little life developing inside. Here are
some simple tips you can follow to avert the falls. Take a
heals right from the beginning of your pregnancy. Wear flat shoes
that offer you better balance.
When walking on the road, be extra
careful. Be careful of the pits if you are walking on a bumpy road. Be sure to
be slow and hold on to something when you are walking over a slippery
Take support of your partner while
Be careful while exercising.
It is better to avoid the ones that are vigorous and need plenty of effort.
So, you must have
overcome much of the fear associated with falls during pregnancy. In case you
still have some questions, get in touch with your doctor for his expert advice.
He shall consider plenty of factors like your age, your pregnancy stage, position
of fall and carry out an ultrasound if necessary to rule out all possible
dangers. He shall suggest you the right measures and offer medications as well
if necessary to ensure complete safety of your baby. The surface on which you
had a fall shall determine the impact it had on you and your baby. In many
cases women have tripped and fallen from stairs, but the babies are reported to
have been born absolutely normal. So take right care of yourself and be always
safe for having a healthy and a happy pregnancy!
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