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Falling During Pregnancy?

If I fall, will it hurt the baby?
ByThe Bump Editors
Updated
February 28, 2017
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The combo of a shifting center of balance and ligament-loosening hormones swimming around can definitely make you clumsy. First off, you can prevent falls by wearing comfortable shoes with non-skid soles (this is not the time for four-inch heels), holding onto railings on the stairs, avoiding slick surfaces, and being extra-careful in general. If you do happen to suffer a fall, don’t panic. Baby is very well padded in her fluid-filled home, and isn’t likely to be hurt at all. Do call your OB, though — she might want to check out baby’s heartbeat, just to make sure all is well.

Please note: The Bump and the materials and information it contains are not intended to, and do not constitute, medical or other health advice or diagnosis and should not be used as such. You should always consult with a qualified physician or health professional about your specific circumstances.

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