If you get electrocuted..... UPDATED AFTER HOSPITAL VISIT

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  1. kellysomer

    kellysomer Well-Known Member

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    I got an electric shock this morning from a mains plug and it bl**dy hurt!! I was rewiring a lightswitch and the circuit that it was meant to be on was switched off, but seems that some idiot wired it in to the sockets fuse and i got a belt. It was so painful and made my arm dead for ages.

    Baby has moved since and seems fine, do you think the baby felt it too? I hope not poor thing, i bet it woke the little blighter up! ooops!
     
  2. muppetmummy

    muppetmummy Well-Known Member

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    :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: Oh no! You poor thing! I haven't a clue if baby would have felt it, but if he's moving ok I'm sure s/he's fine
     
  3. MattM

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    Electricity only causes damage when it leaves the body. If you're OK then the chances are that your little one is OK too. More so if you've felt movement.

    I would certainly mention it at your next midwife appointment and would consider monitoring the kicks for a few days.
     
  4. kellysomer

    kellysomer Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys, i have the midwife on thursday morning so i will mention it to her then, i am also having a lot of swelling and am in pain when i walk from the fluid in my feet so i will mention that too( not related to the shock) and see what she says , i'm not normally a moaner but she's gonna get it this time!! :rotfl:
     
  5. muppetmummy

    muppetmummy Well-Known Member

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    I remember the last few weeks when I was pregnant with James. My feet swelled up so much I couldn't get my shoes on, I had to wear flip flops in december :lol:
     
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    awwww hunni what ya like, next time switch off all the electric :lol: when u starting mat leave???? need to go shopping and lunch :hug:
     
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    never mind next time...

    Next time you should get somebody to do these type of jobs for you! I'm sure bubs will be fine but let that be a lesson lady. No more electrics for you :)
     
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  9. kellysomer

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    Well i got taken to hospital after phoning the mw, she went barmy at me. Went to the local maternity hospital and had a 30 min trace done and loads of tests, i saw about 10 people who all wanted a look at me as an electrocution was quite an exciting and rare thing to see :rotfl: They said that too!

    Apparently electrocution kills 11 out of 15 babies so i was right to be worried. Luckily all is fine and i am home now. The hospital was lovely and so clean and friendly i was amazed.

    Bad news is my glucose in my wee was off the chart and i have to go back to get diabetes confirmed saturday, but then if i got it they may induce me early, yay! :pray:

    Thank god all was well though i was a nervous wreck when i got there and the stirrups and forceps on the shelf in the room didnt help. I am now even more scared of the labour and it has finally sunk in that i am going to give birth in a few weeks.
     
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    GBLiz Well-Known Member

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    :shock: :shock: :shock:

    lucky escape
     
  11. DebbieM

    DebbieM Well-Known Member

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    Phew. Thank goodness it was all ok!
     
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    :shock: OMG :shock:

    thank goodness you're both ok- how scary for you :hug:
     
  13. paradysso

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    omg hunni :hug: how you feeling now?
     
  14. muppetmummy

    muppetmummy Well-Known Member

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    :shock: :shock: :shock: Sounds like you were very lucky there! Glad everythings ok!
     
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    This is something I was wondering about whilst filling in round a light switch the other day... I will definately be avoiding such things now I know the risks are so high.

    Pleased you're ok, it must have been scary.
     
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    :shock: gosh! i'm really glad you're both ok hon!! :hug: :hug:
     
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    :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: I'm so glad you and LO are OK! :hug:
     
  18. kellysomer

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    Thanks everyone, i'm honestly fine now, the MW's were so good and very sweet, they were very interested in me, one told me she'd never heard of a pregnant electrocution before. They were sending all the students in to see me, i got well and truly pampered. :rotfl:
     
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    Wow, this is quite a fascinating story! I am glad both you and your little one are ok!! :hug:
     
  20. flowergirl

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    :shock: What an terrifying statistic. Glad you and your LO are ok after the shock, sorry about the (possible) diabetes but I guess that at least is managable and is less rare! :hug: :hug: :hug:
     

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