myheromyworld89:How were you accidentally punched in the stomach and how hard were you hit?
Uh, yeah. That.
Call your dr dude.
ur streaching stomach is like mine it feels like a bruise from streaching :( and so its prolly a combo of him bonking u and already hurting... my dr said it would take a major hard hit or fall to hurt baby there is ALOT of cushion to protect them..i asked because my toddler is always trying to wrestle or sneek up and jump full force on me.. and sometimes i just cant catch him b4 he thuds me... of course i correct him when he does it and he does it alot less often now he realizes there is a baby in there he doesnt want to hurt...i would say u are fine but if u have sharp pains or bleeding to call dr... tell ur hubby to put a beeper on his booty b4 he swings it around like that to warn ya nxt time haha
Depends how hard you were hit.
I've never been punched but my french bull dog thinks it's cool to walk on me sometimes. It's never affected anything.
I know anything is possible, but how in the world does that happen?
Who would accidentally punch a pregnant woman in the stomach?
With my first pregnancy, I played competitive basketball-I was the starting center, from about three to six and a half months pregnant. I got knocked around, elbowed, and fell to the ground many times. I had my dr's okay to play. He just said that if anything wasn't feeling right, stop playing and call him. Now, this maybe isn't a risk that I would take now, but everything was totally fine during that pregnancy. I was never even concerned about actually getting hurt playing.
I also went downhill skiing once during that pregnancy. I fell and jammed my thumb and realized that I could get hurt, so I took off my skis and walked to the chalet.
With this pregnancy, DD has jumped on my belly, fallen into my belly, etc. because the concept of a baby in there isn't really up there on her priority list. She hasn't landed hard enough for me to worry about any real harm...Usually it just ends with a grunt and a reminder to be careful...
Thanks for your replies everyone! I called the nurse and she said as long as there's no bleeding, leaking fluid or severe pain, I'm ok. And that since the pain is in upper stomach near ribs, it's just me hurting not baby. She went on to say if you get a direct punched in stomach that makes you fall- then you must come in but otherwise baby is verry protected.
I agree with the above, that my ligaments & abdominal was probably already sore from stretching and knocking it around makes it extremely sore as I STILL feel sore!! Every time i move it feels like 1000 sore ab muscles reflexing. However, Im feeling baby a ton moving around (thank God) which makes me feel so much better.
As far as HOW this can happen-- you got me! I'm still really pissed at DH for just doing something so stupid even though I know it was completely unintentional and he was probably trying to make me laugh with his butt movement?!? I've know him for 16 years and he's never accidentally hit my stomach doing something stupid-- I guess he just had to wait till I was 21 weeks pregnant-- ugh!
Justsummie:Yes, my 3 year old (who is the height and weight of a 6 year old) often forgets her baby brother is living in Mama's belly so there have been several times when she'll get a running start and jump right on me while I'm lying on the couch. I get a little achey but I've always snapped out of it. If it's really bothering you though you may want to head to the ER.
Yeah, this. Anyone with an older child or two has no doubt had their stomach head butted, ran into, punched, jumped on, etc. My two LOs often forget to be careful with my round belly. Sometimes it aches for a bit, but LO is pretty well protected in there. It wouldnt really concern me unless I was cramping or bleeding as a result. Anyway, if your nervous, call your dr, but you're likely fine.