Hit On The Stomach at 6 Months Pregnant

QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I am six months pregnant now and also mother of 2 year old boy.

Yesterday unknowingly I got a hit on my stomach with the hard binded book even though not too hard by my 1st son. Only a slight hit on the bottom right of my protruded belly and I was more tensed but there was normal movements happening inside.

Will there be any problem with my yet to be born baby as all my scanning and other results are normal and even did a 4D scan, all done before this hit.

Please advise as I am really worried.

ANSWER

Of course you should have reported this to your provider right away, but chances are excellent that everything is ok.

Your unborn baby is really well-protected, and it would probably take more than a 2-year-old's boink with a book to hurt it.

-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.

Cynthia Flynn

Cynthia Flynn, CNM. PhD, is the General Director of the Family Health and Birth Center which provides prenatal, birth, postnatal, gynecological and primary health care to underserved women and their families in Washington, D.C. Recently Cynthia served as Associate Professor of Nursing at Seattle University. There she not only taught, but remained in full scope clinical midwifery practice at Valley Medical Center where she cared for pregnant and birthing women, and practices well-woman gynecology, family planning, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.

Cynthia founded Columbia Women's Clinic and Birth Center, where she took care of pregnant women and infants up to two weeks of age and attended both birth center and hospital births. Before Cynthia earned her CNM, she worked as a registered nurse in labor and delivery and postpartum and is a certified Doula and Doula trainer.