As a surrogate mother, you already know that pregnancy brings about significant changes not only in your body but also in your movement and mobility. As your center of gravity shifts, everyday tasks can become more challenging. It’s not uncommon for pregnant individuals to experience falls during this journey, despite the body’s natural defenses geared towards protection for both surrogate and baby. These defenses include the cushioning provided by amniotic fluid and the strong muscular support of the uterus.

Although most falls won’t result in lasting harm, certain situations can pose risks to both the surrogate’s and the baby’s well-being. While minor falls typically don’t lead to complications, it’s crucial to be aware of warning signs that warrant medical attention.

If you experience a fall during pregnancy, it’s important to take the following steps:

  1. Assess the Situation: Stay calm and evaluate the severity of the fall. If you feel any immediate pain or discomfort, take it seriously.
  2. Check for Symptoms: Look out for signs of potential complications such as direct impact to the abdomen, leakage of amniotic fluid, vaginal bleeding, intense pelvic or abdominal pain, contractions, or reduced fetal movement.
  3. Seek Medical Attention: If you experience any concerning symptoms or are unsure about the impact of the fall, contact your healthcare provider immediately or go to the emergency room. It’s better to err on the side of caution and get checked out.
  4. Monitor Fetal Movement: Pay attention to the baby’s movements. If you notice a decrease in fetal movement following the fall, inform your healthcare provider promptly.
  5. Rest and Monitor: After seeking medical advice, follow any recommendations provided by your healthcare provider. This may include resting, avoiding strenuous activities, and monitoring for any further symptoms or changes.

If you have any doubts, it’s important to promptly contact your healthcare provider or seek emergency care. It is always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to the health of you and the baby.

At Shared Conception, our priority is ensuring a safe and fulfilling journey for our surrogates. If you’re considering becoming a surrogate, we invite you to reach out to us today. We’re here to support you every step of the way. Contact us at 713-622-1144 or through our website.