help!! due in May. Used a heat pad at 5 weeks 1 day PG? risks??

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help!! due in May. Used a heat pad at 5 weeks 1 day PG? risks??

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 Sad help!!!! Sad

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I wouldn't be concerned, there are people who don't even realize they are pregnant at 5w1d. You may even be earlier then that, as I am assuming you are basing that on lmp and not u/s.

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I think I am pretty bang on with my dates as I know when I ovulated due to OPK's and ov pain. Looking back I think I know when I had implantation as I had some pain but after 7 years of trying had no idea we had actually managed it!!! thought the ache was AF coming...

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Most likely it should be fine. The baby is so little at that point, and like the previous poster said most people don't even know that they are pregnant then. For a piece of mind you can always call your doctor and run it by them, but try not to worry. Smile

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I think you're ok, dearest.. Wink I didn't find out until I PG with DD until almost 2 months into my pregnancy. And honestly was drunk as a skunk up until the night before I found out.. And, well, she's... perfectly fine. Biggrin

Take some deep breathes.. you're just fine sweetie. Congrats on your little one - and welcome to May! Biggrin

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Congrats hon, I did a similar thing with my first pregnancy since i just thought i had really bad pms/ cramps. I used a heat pad for like 3 days before i realized my period wasn't coming, and my baby was just fine. I had no clue as we had been trying for 4 years. try not to beat yourself up, just avoid those things now.

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"ILoveMyMiniMe" wrote:

I think you're ok, dearest.. Wink I didn't find out until I PG with DD until almost 2 months into my pregnancy. And honestly was drunk as a skunk up until the night before I found out.. And, well, she's... perfectly fine. Biggrin

Take some deep breathes.. you're just fine sweetie. Congrats on your little one - and welcome to May! Biggrin

OMG. LMAO @ the drunk remark!

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"babywings1" wrote:

OMG. LMAO @ the drunk remark!

:oops: weeelllll!!!! I was young, dumb and full of... You know.. lol.. Trying to have a good time with life. And I did! Wink I thought with my cooter instead of my cranium. I never wanted kids so I wasn't paying attention to what was going on..

DD wasn't exactly an oops! She was a "WTF?!?! :shock: " I can laugh now but her life has been the drama story she never knew. (And never will!)

Eta - hope that doesn't make me sounds like a whoore lol.. I didn't sleep my way to what I wanted but I did use sex appeal.. Ie.. Sexy outfits, flirting etc. I didn't do things with them.

Secret although I would loved to have with some.. Hotness.. Hello!!! Lol