Could Heavy Lifting Have Caused a Miscarriage?

Cynthia Flynn's picture


Dear Midwife,
I and my husband used a ovulation test to define the two most fertile days. I still have two days to go to my period due day, but couple of days ago I lifted something extremely heavy. The evening after and the following day I felt pain in my stomach and back. Later I thought that my period was coming but now I don't feel anything.

Do you think that if I was pregnant I may have done a miscarriage? Thank you for answering.


It is very unlikely that you have caused a miscarriage -- it's practically impossible anyway, and the egg probably hadn't even implanted yet. Relax and good luck!
-- Cynthia, CNM