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If I faint, will the baby get hurt?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Depends

Depends on the reason you fainted, how long you're unconscious, and whether you had trauma to your abdomen.
. Also depends how far along you are as in early pregnancy, trauma is not likely to be an issue.

In brief: Depends

Depends on the reason you fainted, how long you're unconscious, and whether you had trauma to your abdomen.
. Also depends how far along you are as in early pregnancy, trauma is not likely to be an issue.
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Not usually

The only significant danger is falling.
If you fell on an object across the abdomen, the fetus could be at risk. Usually a baby is very well protected and cushioned in the womb and is usually safe. Once a patient faints, usually from a temporary drop in blood pressure, the pressure recovers quickly without harm to the baby or mother. Driving, of course could pose different risks.

In brief: Not usually

The only significant danger is falling.
If you fell on an object across the abdomen, the fetus could be at risk. Usually a baby is very well protected and cushioned in the womb and is usually safe. Once a patient faints, usually from a temporary drop in blood pressure, the pressure recovers quickly without harm to the baby or mother. Driving, of course could pose different risks.
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