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!!!!
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.
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...
I think you're ok, dearest.. 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.
Take some deep breathes.. you're just fine sweetie. Congrats on your little one - and welcome to May!
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.
DD wasn't exactly an oops! She was a "WTF?!?! " 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.
although I would loved to have with some.. Hotness.. Hello!!!