I am a first time mom, 24 weeks pregnant, and I'm worried about shaking my belly during pregnancy. I sound incredibly stupid for even doring this but - I was laying on the sofa with my feet propped up, trying to feel the baby move. I don't know what possessed me to do this, but after awhile and feeling no movement, I put my hands on either side of my belly and gently but vigorously/rapidly shook my belly up and down for a few seconds.
Shaking my belly did not cause me any pain or discomfort at the time, although it did nothing to encourage the baby to move. Later on, I started to worry - could I have injured the baby or disrupted the placenta?
I'm OBGYN is out of town for the next few days, and I am in total agony about the harm that I might have caused. Does anyone know anything about shaking your belly during pregnancy?