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30 weeks pregnant and burned belly

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I'm 30 weeks pregnant and while cooking dinner I accidently leaned over too far over the stove to get something from a cupboard above my stove. WHile doing so, my belly touched the edge of the hot skillet. It caused a 2 inch red blister on my belly. I put an ice pack over it which calmed down the "stinging" feeling and the blister went down a lot. Will the burn affect my baby? Should I be overly worried? Should I contact my doctor? The ice pack has stopped the "burning" feeling and the area is not as red anymore. I still feel my baby moving about as usual.
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replied April 26th, 2010
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Lily, I feel for you. Burning is not fun.

Your baby is pretty well protected from heat or cold outside your body. There are several layers of skin, tissue and water between the outside and the baby.

Make sure it does not get infected though!

Best of luck with the rest of your pregnancy!!
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