What should I do when my dog has jumped onto my pregnant belly?
Well, that really depends on a few things. See, if you have one of those little teacup tiny dog critters, then probably nothing. But if your dog is a behemoth, you may want to call the doctor.
In addition to the weight, it’s also the force. Your giant dog may jump up with just his paws while you’re standing and not really exert much pressure on your belly. Or he may jump right in your lap because he thinks he’s still a baby. Chronologically, he may very well be a baby. However, I’ve seen Labradors that are only 10 months old that are enormous.
So, the weight plus the force is what to think about here. You don’t want anything big or small to jump on your belly bump, kick it, or anything like that. This could cause a placental abruption, which I just discussed in this post, so check it out.
And then, there’s another layer to add to this mix of considerations: your trimester. Your uterus is much safer in the first trimester. It is still tucked under that pubic bone, so trauma is much less likely from your dog jumping on you.
But in the second and third trimesters, that kind of impact can hurt the baby. So, if the force of that jump was strong or you even fell over in the process (if you were standing up), you need to contact your doctor to have them check you out.
Generally, if your dog jumps up and puts his paws on you to greet you, you shouldn’t be alarmed if it wasn’t too hard. But if this caused you to topple over, call the doctor.
Can you have a miscarriage from a dog jumping on you?
It technically could cause a miscarriage, though this is unlikely at the beginning of your pregnancy. It’s not impossible, but the odds are in your favor. I’d take this as an opportunity to enroll your dog in training if you can’t seem to get him to obey.
This is important:
The risks get bigger in the second trimester, but things should still be ok. But by the third trimester, the chances of harm to your baby are much more significant. You don’t want to risk the bleeding, pain, or the likelihood of premature delivery, so it’s essential to be extra cautious in the last few months and weeks of pregnancy.
@ShalomToYouJackie thank you and yeah he didn’t leap he just got a bit too excited and jumped up I have a scan tomorrow so I think I’ll wait unless I get any really bad pain then I’ll ring doctors up
@Iminaglasscaseofemotion thank you for the reassurance I’m glad everything was okay with you and your baby
You will be absolutely fine. Someones dog tripped me up and I fell on my bump at about 25 weeks (not the dogs fault, stupid owner blocking the whole path with an extending lead). Luckily it was a slow motion fall and I landed on the grass, but they are pretty padded in there.
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@wavecatcher hi thank you, we will be moving house with a bigger garden so he has more freedom and can stay out all day except in bad weathers of course and will be putting a gate up so he cant just charge back into the house with him only being a puppy as well he is still learning but will be kept away from baby when they’re born.
Can I hurt my baby by pressing on my stomach second trimester?
Can bending over hurt baby second trimester?
Typically, most mild to moderate hits to your pregnant belly won’t endanger your baby as the uterus provides a well-protected space to grow. However, harder hits can cause serious harm.