It's easy to panic if you fall during pregnancy, but your body is designed to protect your developing baby. An injury would have to be severe enough to seriously hurt you before it would directly harm your baby. The walls of your uterus are thick, strong muscles that help keep your baby safe. The amniotic fluid also serves as a cushion. In addition, during the early weeks of pregnancy, the uterus is tucked behind the pelvic bone, so there's even more protection.
If you do fall, you can take comfort in knowing that your baby most likely won't be hurt. After approximately 24 weeks, a direct blow to the abdomen can possibly cause complications and must be evaluated.If you're worried about the welfare of your baby after a fall, see your health care provider for reassurance. Seek medical attention immediately if:
In most cases, your baby will be fine. But your care provider may want to do some tests to make sure everything is OK.