Could I have hurt my baby?

Amy - posted on 01/29/2011 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I am 13 weeks pregnant. Yesterday my daughter and I were playing on the floor and without thinking I rolled over onto my stomach. I felt pressure and rolled back over onto my side within a few seconds. (I am not a stomach sleeper.) Could this have hurt my baby?

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Jennifer - posted on 01/30/2011

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You should be fine! My 16 month old still sits on my lower tummy without hurting me or the baby (i'm 17 weeks) at 13 weeks the baby is still really small and so protected by the uterus, the pressure you felt was prob. from it being uncomfortable lying on your swollen uterus

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Jodie - posted on 06/28/2011

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nope dont stress all should be fine, lots of fluid in there to protect bub especially early on!

Erin - posted on 02/18/2011

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I constantly sleep on my stomach, and im 4.5 months now. Your baby is in a giant cushion right now, and the amniotic fluid absorbs most shocks.

Stifler's - posted on 02/10/2011

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I doubt it, at 13 weeks are you even showing? The baby is still inside your pelvis at this point.

Apps+8278986302 - posted on 02/01/2011

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im almost 17 weeks and i still wake up on my belly sometimes...lol and my 2 year old likes to sit on me all the time when im laying down. as long as its not an impact hit to the stomach i think your good!

Jelica - posted on 01/30/2011

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You would not have hurt your baby.. When I was pregnant with my first my sister sat on my tummy.. It was the most awful feeling and I couldn't get it off my mind but babies are very well protected in the womb and as you are only 13 weeks the baby is not very big and has alot of amniotic fluid around him/her, the uncomfortable feeling you get from laying on your stomach is just your body reacting because you are putting pressure in that spot but it would not have hurt your baby don't worry.

Danielle - posted on 01/29/2011

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Most likely not. But perhaps it depends on how big you are? I slept on my stomach until I was 25 weeks, maybe even a bit longer, but I also didn't even have the slightest baby bump until I was 20 weeks along. If you aren't having any cramping or pain I would think your baby should be alright. Our uterus protects the baby very well. But if you are really concerned talk to your doctor. They may do an ultrasound just to double check. Good luck :)

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