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Does being punched in stomach during pregnancy affect the baby?

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Posted on Fri, 11 Jul 2014
Question: my neighbours child punched me at my belly near to umblical cord.she is 4 yrs old and m 4 mnths pregnant...m vry much afraid whether it would affect the baby..
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyashree.B (21 minutes later)
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detailed answer as below

Detailed Answer:
Dear member,
Thanks for writing .
Your concern is valid.
There is no need to worry as the uterus is quite low down at 4 months and reaches the umbilical area only at 6 months.
Besides the baby is protected by the abdominal wall and uterus muscle.
Besides a 4 yr old may not have exerted much force .
There is no need to worry unless you have pain and bleeding.
Take care.
Please feel free to write back if any queries.
Thanks
Dr Bhagyashree

     
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Bhagyashree.B (15 hours later)
nw i am in 4 months shall i start drinking mothers horliks as supplementary drink ?
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyashree.B (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
balanced diet important

Detailed Answer:
Dear member,
Thanks for writing.
A balanced diet which has enough carbs proteins is important.along with this you can supplement horlicks.
You can drink horlicks or GRD smart or PROPL which are commonly prescribed in pregnancy. Consume milk twice a day
Also make sure to incorporate enough proteins in food as lentils or meat.
Thanks
Dr Bhagyashree

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Does being punched in stomach during pregnancy affect the baby?

Brief Answer: detailed answer as below Detailed Answer: Dear member, Thanks for writing . Your concern is valid. There is no need to worry as the uterus is quite low down at 4 months and reaches the umbilical area only at 6 months. Besides the baby is protected by the abdominal wall and uterus muscle. Besides a 4 yr old may not have exerted much force . There is no need to worry unless you have pain and bleeding. Take care. Please feel free to write back if any queries. Thanks Dr Bhagyashree