Injuries in Pregnancy

ExitCare ImageInjuries can happen during pregnancy. Minor falls and accidents usually do not harm the mother or unborn baby. However, any injury should be reported to your doctor.

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  • Do not take aspirin. It can make any bleeding you may have worse.

  • Put ice on the injured area.

  • Put ice in a plastic bag.

  • Place a towel between your skin and the bag.

  • Leave the ice on for 15-20 minutes, 03-04 times a day.

  • Put warm packs on the injured area after 24 hours if told by your doctor.

  • Have someone care for you and help you if needed.

  • Do not wear high heels while pregnant.

  • Remove rugs and loose objects on the floor.

  • Avoid fire or starting fires.

  • Avoid lifting heavy pots of boiling liquid.

GET HELP RIGHT AWAY IF:

  • You have been a victim of domestic violence.

  • You have been in a car accident.

  • You have more pain in any part of the body.

  • You have bleeding from your vagina.

  • Fluid is leaking from your vagina.

  • You start to have belly cramping (contractions) or pain.

  • You have a stiff neck or neck pain.

  • You feel weak or pass out (faint).

  • You start to throw up (vomit) after an injury.

  • You have been burned.

  • You get a headache or have vision problems after an injury.

  • You do not feel the baby move or the baby is not moving as much as normal.

MAKE SURE YOU:

  • Understand these instructions.

  • Will watch your condition.

  • Will get help right away if you are not doing well or get worse.