Took a hard fall last night

Took a hard fall last night

Joined: November 27th, 2011, 4:22 pm

June 16th, 2015, 9:16 pm #1

I was walking to DS's room at about 3 am (something I've done a thousand times before) and a chair that is normally elsewhere was directly in my path. It was pitch black and I toppled over the chair (a toddler-sized chair) and slammed into the wood floor HARD. I think I landed squarely on my right hip, but I have a cut on my wrist, which is also quite swollen, and small scrapes on my knee and ankle. It's all a blur. No spotting (yet), but I was cramping a lot this morning, so I went in to be looked at. I'm 16 weeks and baby looks fine; however, I now have a fairly significant SCH.

I dealt with this my whole last pregnancy, but this time things had been going so well. The MFM was not overly concerned, but I'm terrified. Any words of wisdom? They just told me to take it easy for a couple days, but other than that, there was nothing specific they recommended.

Thanks,
Leigh
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Joined: December 10th, 2008, 6:33 pm

June 17th, 2015, 12:10 am #2

falls are scary. I have had a few and not when I was pregnant though. some of it is the body adjusting to different balancing act. I was more clumsy. also I know you ache for a day or two. you did all you could and can do, you have gotten checked out and you are taking it easy
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Joined: June 10th, 2014, 10:07 pm

June 17th, 2015, 12:40 am #3

I was walking to DS's room at about 3 am (something I've done a thousand times before) and a chair that is normally elsewhere was directly in my path. It was pitch black and I toppled over the chair (a toddler-sized chair) and slammed into the wood floor HARD. I think I landed squarely on my right hip, but I have a cut on my wrist, which is also quite swollen, and small scrapes on my knee and ankle. It's all a blur. No spotting (yet), but I was cramping a lot this morning, so I went in to be looked at. I'm 16 weeks and baby looks fine; however, I now have a fairly significant SCH.

I dealt with this my whole last pregnancy, but this time things had been going so well. The MFM was not overly concerned, but I'm terrified. Any words of wisdom? They just told me to take it easy for a couple days, but other than that, there was nothing specific they recommended.

Thanks,
Leigh
When I was about 30 weeks pregnant with my twins, my feet came out from under me and fell square onto my a$$ on the hardwood floor. Like you I was terrified. I also had complete placenta previa and fully expected to have a big bleed at the very least. (I was on pelvic rest even!). I called my Dr and he asked if I was bleeding. When I told him no, I wasn't he said I was fine and wasnt concerned. He told me to call him if I started to bleed.

So while it's super scary, you're probablybok... Although see a dr if you have any bleeding!
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Joined: August 1st, 2012, 6:50 pm

June 17th, 2015, 3:35 pm #4

I was walking to DS's room at about 3 am (something I've done a thousand times before) and a chair that is normally elsewhere was directly in my path. It was pitch black and I toppled over the chair (a toddler-sized chair) and slammed into the wood floor HARD. I think I landed squarely on my right hip, but I have a cut on my wrist, which is also quite swollen, and small scrapes on my knee and ankle. It's all a blur. No spotting (yet), but I was cramping a lot this morning, so I went in to be looked at. I'm 16 weeks and baby looks fine; however, I now have a fairly significant SCH.

I dealt with this my whole last pregnancy, but this time things had been going so well. The MFM was not overly concerned, but I'm terrified. Any words of wisdom? They just told me to take it easy for a couple days, but other than that, there was nothing specific they recommended.

Thanks,
Leigh
That must have been very scary! At 16 weeks, a SCH is less of a concern than it would have been earlier. Did they tell you how big it was? I assume it's smaller than baby & sac, which is a positive sign. I recall that time of onset and size are the two most important factors in outcome. Hang in there and let us know how you are doing.
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Joined: September 13th, 2008, 5:13 pm

June 18th, 2015, 2:39 am #5

I was walking to DS's room at about 3 am (something I've done a thousand times before) and a chair that is normally elsewhere was directly in my path. It was pitch black and I toppled over the chair (a toddler-sized chair) and slammed into the wood floor HARD. I think I landed squarely on my right hip, but I have a cut on my wrist, which is also quite swollen, and small scrapes on my knee and ankle. It's all a blur. No spotting (yet), but I was cramping a lot this morning, so I went in to be looked at. I'm 16 weeks and baby looks fine; however, I now have a fairly significant SCH.

I dealt with this my whole last pregnancy, but this time things had been going so well. The MFM was not overly concerned, but I'm terrified. Any words of wisdom? They just told me to take it easy for a couple days, but other than that, there was nothing specific they recommended.

Thanks,
Leigh
I wouldn't worry too much if your doctor isn't worried. If babies miscarried as easily as they do on Downton Abbey, we'd need no abortion clinics at all. {{{Hugs}}} Maggie (in VA)
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Joined: November 27th, 2011, 4:22 pm

June 18th, 2015, 2:23 pm #6

I have to admit, I thought of Downton after the fall. I know better, but I still thought about it.

The MFM told me it would have to be a VERY bad fall, most likely with direct abdominal impact, to cause damage. Hopefully, everything will continue to go smoothly.

Thanks, Maggie
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Joined: November 27th, 2011, 4:22 pm

June 18th, 2015, 2:27 pm #7

That must have been very scary! At 16 weeks, a SCH is less of a concern than it would have been earlier. Did they tell you how big it was? I assume it's smaller than baby & sac, which is a positive sign. I recall that time of onset and size are the two most important factors in outcome. Hang in there and let us know how you are doing.
Yes, it was big, but definitely smaller than the baby and sac. Thankfully, I still haven't had any bleeding, so I'm feeling a bit better about it today.

Thanks, Sophie.
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Joined: November 27th, 2011, 4:22 pm

June 18th, 2015, 2:29 pm #8

falls are scary. I have had a few and not when I was pregnant though. some of it is the body adjusting to different balancing act. I was more clumsy. also I know you ache for a day or two. you did all you could and can do, you have gotten checked out and you are taking it easy
I'd normally say it was due to changing center of gravity, but this one wasn't. Either my toddler or husband left a little chair directly in the path I take to walk to his room at night. I was half asleep and it was pitch black, so I didn't have a chance. Ugh. Anyway, I think I'm ok. Thank you!
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Joined: November 27th, 2011, 4:22 pm

June 18th, 2015, 2:31 pm #9

When I was about 30 weeks pregnant with my twins, my feet came out from under me and fell square onto my a$$ on the hardwood floor. Like you I was terrified. I also had complete placenta previa and fully expected to have a big bleed at the very least. (I was on pelvic rest even!). I called my Dr and he asked if I was bleeding. When I told him no, I wasn't he said I was fine and wasnt concerned. He told me to call him if I started to bleed.

So while it's super scary, you're probablybok... Although see a dr if you have any bleeding!
That sounds scary, Lauren! So glad everything was ok.

So far, so good here. I keep thinking I'm going to start spotting/bleeding, but nothing yet. Hopefully, it'll be ok.

Thanks for the words of reassurance.
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