I didnt know I was pregnant and put one of those cura-heat period pain pads (the sticky ones that heat up) directly on my stomach low down where I would during a period . ANYWAY I fell asleep and woke up laid on my stomach 3 hours later!! (3 hours!!) and it was fairly hot and I was laid directly on it!! so it was reallly pushed onto my tummy and I was also really hot all over as the sun was streaming through the curtains. I kicked the blankets off to cool down and removed the pad, my skin underneath felt REALLY hot.
I am now completely panicked that i did some damage to the babys developement.? I know we should avoid hot baths, saunas, hot tubs etc but I fell asleep for 3 hours with this hot pad on my tummy???? I quickly googled heat pads/water bottles etc and people had said DONT use them as it can cause neural tube defects. I was 5 weeks and 1 day so will this have caused any developmental damage in 3 hours?? if it only happened once and never again should I be worried?? I feel soo sick help!!!!