Ouch! A reader email reminded me of an accident I had when pregnant. I was happily walking across the street and minding my own business and when I went to step up to exit the street, I completely missed the curb. Now we all know that at 36 weeks pregnant, graceful is not in the dictionary, but there I sat in tears, more from a bruised ego than anything, with bloody knees and surrounded by a crowd of people who were horrified.
Let's face it, falls like this are fairly common in pregnancy. This doesn't make it fun or pleasant, but just a fact of life. Pregnant women have a lot against them in the gravity department. When pregnant you probably feel a little of balance most of the time, not to mention that you can't see your feet after a certain point. The good news is that most falls do not harm the baby in any way. Find out what you should do if you fall.