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I've tried Googling it, but couldn't find any usable results. From what I was able to find and read about cord accidents, it seems like more of a medical-related accident (such as having too little amniotic fluid), but I just want to be sure that exercising isn't going to cause a knot in the cord or anything. I know it's probably in my head, but I haven't felt Caleb moving NEARLY as much last night and all throughout today---which, coincidentally, is when I began my exercises.
Thanks! That makes me feel a lot better! It's not that I haven't felt him...just not nearly as much. But I'm also wearing a tighter shirt today, which for some reason makes him move less.. I'm just being a worrywart, but I wouldn't want to feel responsible if anything were to happen, kwim?
I totally understand. Even if something did happen, which is highly HIGHLY unlikely, it wouldn't be your fault at all (and shame on whoever would suggest that to someone who suffered a stillbirth). Exercising is something you are doing for your own good health and your baby's
I hate it when the baby isn't as active. Little guy or girl gets me so nervous sometimes!
There is nothing that we can do that causes cord accidents. I've heard everything from turning around, raising hands above head, etc but nothing besides the own baby's movement can cause this. But there's so much fluid inside of there and the baby moves so much that it happens very very little. A lot of times when babies arent use to certain noises and movements, they tend to be still for a while b/c they have no idea whats going on. Happened to me once when I had the major bubblies.
There's nothing you can do that will cause a cord accident so your fine. My MIL informed me the other day that I shouldn't lift my arms above my head anymore b/c it would wrap the cord around the baby. I was like whatever, I know that's not possible.
Oh gosh. I am so sorry that you were stressing out like that! You cannot cause a cord accident. There is nothing at all that can be done to cause or prevent a cord accident or knot. ((hugs)) It worries me when this little dude gets too quiet too...
Exercise is very healthy and beneficial during pregnancy. If it could cause a cord accident it wouldn't be recommended.
~Beth~ Wife to my Airman Chris, and mommy to: Anthony Nathaniel (8/31/04), Anastasia Fae (8/01/06), Baby C (lost on 10/12/07), David Cillian (7/31/08), Charles George (4/29/10), and Alan Christopher (2/22/12)
I get worried when I dont feel the baby moving much too, but I also get worried when he moves too much. Im thinking, come on baby I dont want you to wrap yourself in the cord. I worry alot even knowing how rare it is. Im so afraid of something like that happening that nothing can ease my mind, although this thread did help some. That has got to be the number one thing I dread when becoming pregnant, all of the worrying.
Thank you all so much! This thread has definitely helped erase my fears! I actually believed the wives' tale about lifting my arms above my head, so I'd been avoiding it. I didn't learn otherwise until today, so you all can imagine how paranoid I was about doing these exercises that asked me to raise my arms above my head. It's a shame that so much misinformation is shared in the world, and when you hear it from so many people, you don't think to Google it, because you just assume it's right. I'm so glad I started asking questions to learn the truth.
This post eased some of my fears too. Ever since my 3d US when I saw that cord floating near his face I have been freaking out, even though I know docs say it is normal and nothing to worry about. I do feel better now though! Thanks for posting this!
Thank you MeganPixel for surprising me with this super cute siggy-you rock!
I was worried about the same thing. I joined a pool and swam laps a bit on saturday and sunday, and it felt SO good. But the baby has been moving much less since then so I got nervous, but everything seems okay now. This thread definitely helped ease my mind too.