But, are situations like this merely cinematic drama, or can miscarriages really happen after a fall? The simple answer is that, yes, trauma can lead to the unfortunate loss of pregnancy. The actual risk is largely influenced by the stage of pregnancy and the severity of the accident.
What kind of trauma can cause miscarriage?
Catastrophic trauma includes such types of injury as maternal death, hemorrhagic shock, multiple compound fractures of the extremities, liver and spleen ruptures, to name a few. Catastrophic trauma during the first trimester is often associated with subsequent miscarriage.
Can you have a miscarriage by getting hit in stomach?
Your womb has strong, muscular walls and, along with the amniotic fluid, does a good job of cushioning your baby. But, your belly will probably be bruised, and you may have some bleeding inside. In the first trimester, there’s also the risk that a heavy blow to the belly can cause miscarriage.
Should I be worried if I fell while pregnant?
If you have a fall toward the end of your second trimester or anytime during your third trimester, seek immediate care from your health care provider. In addition, seek emergency care if: You’re experiencing vaginal bleeding. You feel abdominal pain.
What if I accidentally hit my stomach while pregnant?
“Hard jabs, kicks, or punches can be dangerous, particularly as you get farther along in your pregnancy.” Trauma to the uterus in any form (a hard punch or kick to the uterus, a fall directly onto your abdomen, a car accident) can cause something called a placental abruption.
Can a sudden jolt cause a miscarriage?
According to Baby Center, any sudden jolt can separate the placenta from the uterus, resulting in a miscarriage. Placental abruption can lead to complications, include hemorrhage, miscarriage, and early delivery.
Can yelling and stress cause miscarriage?
Everyday stress does not cause miscarriage. Studies have not found a link between miscarriage and the ordinary stresses and frustrations of modern life (like having a hard day at work or getting stuck in traffic). Likewise, being startled by a sudden loud noise does not cause a miscarriage.
Can a baby survive a placental abruption?
Placental abruption is related to about 1 in 10 premature births (10 percent). Premature babies (born before 37 weeks of pregnancy) are more likely than babies born later to have health problems during the first weeks of life, lasting disabilities, and even death.