There can be a lot of frightening times during a pregnancy, like when things outside of your body affect what’s happening inside.
Early on in my pregnancy I had a nagging pain in my foot that turned searing, which had me thinking I might have had some kind of stress fracture. I waited six weeks before seeking attention, and then had to endure an x-ray. I only did it after assurances from my OB’s office and the orthopaedist that an x-ray on my foot and lots of lead blankets on my stomach would ensure my unborn baby’s safety, but it still had me worried for quite some time afterward.
I read today with much empathy that Tori Spelling, who’s about five months pregnant with husband Dean McDermott, was in a pretty big car accident.
“Paparazzi chased me with the kids to school,” she tweeted. “I was trying to get away from him and had a pretty big accident.”
She reportedly took down a whole wall of her kids’ school and the photographer was still snapping away. A representative for Spelling says she and her kids Stella, 2, and Liam, 4, and her unborn baby all checked out fine, but she’s shaken up over the accident.
Pregnancy can be a tough enough time emotionally and physically for reasons that are beyond our control. I generally don’t have a lot of sympathy for famous people who experience woes just because they’re famous. But it’s hard not to feel for Spelling, who’s likely just going about her pregnant life trying to bring a healthy baby into the world.
Thankfully the paparazzi chasing me are one thing I can add to my “At least I don’t have to worry about that” list.
What scary outside factors have you feared might affect the safety of your unborn baby?
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