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    Default My belly - squashed!

    Hey guys,

    Might be me worrying about nothing as usual - but we have two dogs and this morning the smaller dog (a 11kg skinny spoodle) jumped on my belly, only one paw landed on my belly, but it gave me a fright - it didnt hurt, I was just worried about baby. I kind of figure there's a lot of cushioning there (my stomach, and the anterior placenta) but worry nonetheless.



    Has anyone had any problems with animals or toddlers (!) jumping on your belly, and is it a cause for concern? Should I be worried (it's another 2 weeks before my next OB appointment).

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    Apple - don't worry... my kelpie does it to me a lot, so I asked about it, and my dr said even a car accident usually doesn't do any damage - they're better protected in there than we think they are. If something was wrong it would hurt so much you'd know about it!

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    Hi Apple,

    My 2 year old DD is always jumping on my belly at night when we are sitting on the lounge - she's rough too, obv not understanding when i say 'watch the baby'. Last weekend was really hard, and i was sure i would find blood when i went to the toilet, but nope, nothing.
    Like dee said, they pretty well cushioned in there, im sure if youve felt no discomfort since then, all should be ok.

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    kerry Guest

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    I had a head on car accident during this pg and did the complete freak. Besides sporting a lovely seat belt shaped bruise across my chest and lower abdomn there were not problems for the baby.

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    mizzsocial Guest

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    You'd be surprised how the body protects the baby with so many layers!!!

    Its easy to think that by a dog jumping on them it can hurt them, coz we always feel them kicking us! hehe. dont worry!!

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    I was vet nursing while PG and I got kicked and jumped on a lot, but luckily nothing too traumatic. Its still scary!

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    Thanks so much guys, you have said all the things I really needed to hear! IT seems I get to halfway between the last OB appointment and the next, and I find something to worry about!!

    Thanks so much

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