CAN HOPPING UP AND DOWN CAUSE A MISCARRIAGE

Mommy 2 - posted on 10/05/2011 ( 37 moms have responded )

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YESTERDAY I GOT TANGLED IN A COVER AND I WAS HOPPING TO GET OUT , SO IM HOPING I DIDNT DO NO TYPE OF DAMAGE

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Krista - posted on 10/05/2011

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Erin's exactly right. Playing with your kid, running and jumping around, even exercising...none of it is going to cause a miscarriage.

During the first trimester, the most common cause of miscarriage is that there is actually something wrong with the baby's chromosomes. So the fetus is not, and would not develop normally. Activity has nothing to do with it.

Other causes of miscarriage:

1. Hormonal problems, infections or maternal health problems
2. Lifestyle (i.e. smoking, drug use, malnutrition, excessive caffeine and exposure to radiation or toxic substances)
3. Implantation of the egg into the uterine lining does not occur properly
4. Maternal age
5. Maternal trauma

This is from the American Pregnancy Association. Note how NONE of those causes are "Maternal Activity".

So playing and hopping, and doing normal activities are NOT going to cause a miscarriage. Flinging yourself bodily off of heights? Yes. Playing with your kid? No. Getting in a major car accident? Yes. Accidentally lightly bumping your belly against a table when you're walking past it? No.

These women are also giving you good advice. Do try not to be so STRESSED about it -- stress won't cause a miscarriage, but it's certainly not good for you, either. Plus, it'll prevent you from enjoying your pregnancy, which would be a shame.

JuLeah - posted on 10/05/2011

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Mommy 2 be ... Amy's only wanting to help. You asked she answered. Take what you like and leave the rest.



It would seem from the outside looking in that you are a bit over stressed and worried about this issue ... so, she offered the suggestion that maybe you need not be



Educate yourself as much as possible. It will help off set the worry

Amy - posted on 10/05/2011

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I'm not getting aggravated I answered you're question just like I answered you're other two questions about possible miscarriages. What I'm saying is try to stress a little less normal everyday activities are not going to cause a miscarriage. If you speak to your doctor about this I'm sure he/she will say the exact same thing. I know being pregnant is nerve racking but you're working yourself up for no reason.

Tinker1987 - posted on 10/08/2011

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i think she starts these questions looking for a fight.some who have answered nice she still rips their head off. and secondly were not god we cant tell her if she will have a miscarriage or not!

Bllackstarr - posted on 04/08/2013

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I think some of you ladies forget what it's like for new to be mums. Yes some do ask the same or similar questions. That is because there are a lot of different answers. And being smart and belittling people is just ugly. If you don't like the person or their questions don't answer. It's smart mouthed people like you that make young people to scared to ask questions and for help and that's when bad things happen. So I think if you can't be nice and sympathetic and are going to get mad when the poor person fires back at your ignorance and sarcasim then you shouldn't be on a help site .

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Silvana - posted on 10/10/2011

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like others may have mentioned you might be worry for nothing, which its better to ask so that you get other opinions and try to cope with whats worrying you, i think you will feel pain if you did anything harmful

Yvonne - posted on 10/09/2011

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oh please - miscarriage will generally only be caused by a major trauma to your body, or because there is something wrong with the foetus & the body knows to get rid of it. Going about your daily routine will NOT cause a miscarriage. Just relax & enjoy your pregnancy. Maybe you should speak to your midwife to allay all your fears - and get yourself a pregnancy book to read & understand what is happening to your body week by week.

Minnie - posted on 10/09/2011

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This is becoming a lot like Yahoo Answers.

"I sat on a toilet seat could I be pregnant?"

Yes, I know that was not nice. Lalalalaa

Sherri - posted on 10/09/2011

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Also Ms. Journault if you bothered to read any of my responses to her I have answered them kindly and nicely every time. I was never rude.

However, I will say you are quite rude!!

Brianna - posted on 10/08/2011

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actually sherri i do realize that she asked similar questions already and ive read all the response so i know the situation. so maybe if u dont like her questions or how she response to them u should stop replying to her questions and keep you not helpful rude comments to yourself.

Sherri - posted on 10/08/2011

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Brianna you understand she has opened 3 threads with virtually the same question and when it was answered she took peoples heads off because she didn't like the answers she got.

So before you criticize others please know the situation first.

Brianna - posted on 10/08/2011

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...ok so before i answer ur questio id just like to say to all those ppl with the snotty comments that if u dont have something nice to say then u shouldnt be answering this innocent question

as for you mommy2be no its not going to cause a miscarriage. I think that you would really benefit from reading some pregancy books. when i was pregnant i read like a million books plus google and read lots of stuff onthe internet and found it to be very educational and helpful. I believe if u educated urself more on the subject of pregnancy you will feel more confident with the pregnancy. if u like u can msg me privately with any questions such as this and id be happy to help you.. this way u dont have to listen to snobby peoples comments . best of luck

Neva - posted on 10/08/2011

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No, you have to suffer a pretty serious injury to cause a miscarriage. When my oldest daughter was born. I wanted her to be born on my mother's birthday. I was already 10 days late by that time. I tried jumping up and down stairs for an hour. As it turns out she came 2 days after that only with the dr. stripping my membranes to get things going. Most miscarriages happen in early pregnancy because there is a problem with the fetus that would not allow the baby to grow to term anyway. There is nothing that you can do to stop this or make it happen. Certain medications can lead to miscarriage, so always talk to your doctor about any medication, herbal supplement that you are going to take. A severe accident or trauma, like a car accident can cause a person to lose a pregnancy or give birth too soon, but in most cases nature protects that little baby and normal activity and mishaps have no detrimental effect.

Megan - posted on 10/07/2011

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Are you kidding me? This is the second common sense post that you've put on here. This is stuff you should ask your doctor, and from your other post you already have one kid so you should know most of this stuff. I'm not trying to be rude so if it comes across that way I'm sorry. But seriously come on. If you are this concerned about the things you are posting talk to your doctor, like I said most of this is common sense. And you basically keep asking the same things repeatedly on here. Call your doctor and take your concerns up with them.

Tamara - posted on 10/06/2011

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Yes it can one should only walk in a tip toe never run exercize or anything that can cause one to actually move


Ok seriously think about people have sex while pregnant and that us much more bouncy then hopping, also every doctor (unless your on bedrest) says to get exercise.

Sharon - posted on 10/06/2011

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I Jazzercised on Monday and went intolabor on my due date Friday. No--it won't hurt anything.

Sherri - posted on 10/06/2011

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And then gets highly defensive and nasty with any answer she doesn't like as well.

Tinker1987 - posted on 10/06/2011

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im sure your fine...as other said alot of pregnant woman live active lives like jogging,ect...

Krista - posted on 10/06/2011

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Autumn, I think Marina was being facetious, because this particular member has posted three posts recently asking: 1) if hopping up and down could cause a miscarriage, 2) if running up the stairs could cause a miscarriage and 3) if playing with her kid could cause a miscarriage.

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My OB always told me that stuff like that wouldn't cause a miscarriage unless it was already starting to happen. Lots of women do a lot worse without trouble.

Autumn - posted on 10/06/2011

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In regard to Marina's comment saying it will cause a miscarriage and sneezing too :(

Aurelia - posted on 10/06/2011

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I nearly got hit by a car at 5 months. I was sore for a few days, but my doctor told me that short of doing physical damage to my belly, the baby would be fine.

Sherri - posted on 10/06/2011

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I agree with Amy you need to relax being so stressed all the time will cause a miscarriage far more than virtually any activity you could ever do. There is nothing you did before pregnancy vs. during pregnancy that is a no no including physical activity.

You are fine, just relax and actually enjoy your pregnancy.

Jill - posted on 10/06/2011

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i jogged until i was 6 months pregnant. my BF jogged until she was 8 months pregnant. your body is an amazing machine that protects the baby inside of you. some women have been in car accidents and their baby turned out fine. your body is designed to protect your baby and jumping up and down is nothing compared to a car accident. if anything, it just makes you feel uncomfortable jumping up and down with a sac of potatoes in your tummy. :-)

Sarah - posted on 10/06/2011

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I was in a car accident that totaled my car when I was 21 weeks pregnant with my son. I broad-sided some idiot who pulled right out in front of me. Anyway, I went to the ER to get checked out. I was having some light contractions (probably more from the stress!), that only lasted a few hours. Other than that, my baby was PERFECTLY fine, healthy, and born full term. :)

Some major car accidents or other types of traumatic accidents that injure the mother can definitely have the potential of harming the fetus, too. But, jumping, dancing, playing with your toddler, etc. will not do anything to harm your fetus. Just try to relax & enjoy your pregnancy as much as possible! I know it's hard, but too much stress isn't good for you!

Kate - posted on 10/06/2011

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Probably not. When I was four months along, I went out on the boat with my husband and the water was extremely choppy. I was being bounced all over the place. Later I was terrified that I had hurt my baby, but my doctor just told me to be more carelful. My son is now 20 months old and fine :). I understand your concern, it's a great responsiblity to be growing a human being inside of you. Why don't you call your doctor office. I'm sure one of the nurses would be able to answer your questions over the phone :).

Mommy 2 - posted on 10/05/2011

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thank you for all the advice , and with the first person comment umm i guess.

Charlie - posted on 10/05/2011

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Stop stressing daily activities can not cause miscarriage but stress doesnt help if you are at risk....just take it easy and enjoy the pregnancy.

Kim - posted on 10/05/2011

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Also ... there was a 5 or 6 month pregnant woman in my Zumba class .. who may I add was way better than me, and she was jumping around all over the place and happy about it.

Bonnie - posted on 10/05/2011

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I don't think you have anything to worry about. There are pregnant women who go for light jogs for exercise. As long as you didn't fall or overwork yourself, I don't think you have to worry.

Mommy 2 - posted on 10/05/2011

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i only asked one prior to this but i get what you saying i am worrying myself to much because just make it seem like anything can cause a miscarriage

Mommy 2 - posted on 10/05/2011

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i dont understand why when some people post they get aggravated you didn't have to post i can ask questions this is what the site is for its better to ask then stress about it.

Amy - posted on 10/05/2011

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I think you need to relax, you're 5 months along if I remember from your last post. At this point there is nothing you can do that is going to cause a miscarriage. It's ok to be active while pregnant if not you aren't active moving around you could be doing yourself a disservice when labor time begins.

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