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06/05/2013 at 16:58
I was walking into town, when an old man fell over I went over to help, it made me angry that people just kept walking past us whilst I was obviously struggling. I am 10 weeks pregnant he was heavier than he looked, afterhelping him up I keep getting pain in my tummy.
i am really upset I have done something to my baby, and my H is annoyed that I helped but I couldn't just walk past.
06/05/2013 at 17:05
It's amazing how self absorbed most people can be isnt it. I remember going flying in the middle of a packed shop around Christmas one year and not one person stopped or tried to help.
You need to take it easy. Sit down, put your feet up and let H look after you for the rest of the day and I really really hope the pain goes soon.
06/05/2013 at 17:10
It's not agony just twinging. They saw I had a guide dog as well. Just so annoyed with myself.
06/05/2013 at 17:13
I can understand you being annoyed with yourself, but you reacted totally normally! If it helps at all I've been having twinges, cramps and even some quite sharp pains almost contantly for a couple of weeks and been told its perfectly normal. But I definitely stick by keep our feet up for the rest of the day!!
06/05/2013 at 17:20
Thank you, I know I am just probably over worrying. We have just waited so long and gone through so much to be in the position. I have my first midwife appointment tomorrow morning, so if it is still bad in the morning i will mention it to her.
06/05/2013 at 17:55
Fingers crossed for your appointment. You're not over worrying at all, I understand completely where you're coming from. I've waited 3 years for this and every single thing seems to set alarm bells ringing with me. It really is only natural to worry. Definitely worth a mention though, if only to put your mind at rest a little bit.
Let me know how you get on x
06/05/2013 at 18:02
As Jem has said, feet up for the rest of the day! When I had my bleed I had spent a few hours moving furniture at work! I am sure you will be fine but just rest xx
06/05/2013 at 18:55
I would feel the same, it is such a worrying time in the first tri. What I would say though, is think of all the pregnant women who have to carry their toddlers or who are Nurses and probably do similar day to day. I too though wanted to be very careful and obviously tried not to lift etc. but sometimes things are unavoidable, and I would have reacted the same as you (grrr to those people.) I was told, and I don't know if it's the case, that if you lift things in pregnancy, it's more about it harming you and your pelvis / back which are compromised, not about the baby. It's obviously better to be safe though, and I of course had to make myself adapt whilst carrying our precious cargo! Rest up and mention it to your MW, but I'm sure all will be fine x
06/05/2013 at 19:07
Really hope the twinges are just coincidence, ask your mw for an early scan after what's happened? Feet up and take it easy. I'm fuming on your behalf, wtf is wrong with people nowadays?!
06/05/2013 at 19:53
What Lamby said - I think the heavy lifting thing is because your body is making relaxin to get everything nice and stretchy, so you're more likely to do yourself an injury whilst pregnant if you lift heavy things. I don't think it harms the baby in itself. Have a relaxing sofa evening, get your H to run round after you, and try not to worry if possible. Much easier said than done I know.
06/05/2013 at 20:55
Tbh I carried on as normal for the pregnancies. I worked in a&e so regularly had heavy weights to move and I kept most of the pregnancies quite till 13/14 weeks so basically just got on with it. Tbh i wouldn't actually lift anyone up from the floor, If they were falling I'd guide them down, if they felt well enough to get up I'd support them but if they couldn't get themselves up then I'd wait for help.
I wouldn't worry too much tbh. Just try resting for now x
06/05/2013 at 22:40
Honestly, don't worry about it - your bean will be safe snug and sound. Just rest up, and take it easy. Twinges are really common at this point in pregnancy where everything is stretching, so it could just be that.
I had to carry around my lump of an 18mo until I was nearly 9m pregnant as she didn't walk until then
07/05/2013 at 20:51
My LO didn't walk until I was 5 months pregnant with number 2, so I was lifting her, car seats, pram etc in and out the car all the way through the pregnancy. I had a pretty heavy job as well. I moved 2 tonne of gravel myself when 8 months pregnant!
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