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If you are in the very early stages, 2-3 weeks, of pregnancy and you take a hard fall on your stomach, is that going to be harmful to the fetus?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: No worries. That means women who play sports can still enjoy their sports. Realize that nobody knows she is pregnant at the time she is 2-3 weeks pregnant. There is no baby fetus yet. Ovulation happens at 2-weeks-pregnant. Implantation of an embryo (size of a dot on the screen) is at about 3-weeks-pregnant. Whether implantation is successful or not is not related to falls on the tummy.

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