the baby is well protected, my cousins 1yr old ran over my stomach a few weeks ago! lol and when you go for your scan, they press that probe into your stomach pretty hard lol I'm sure you will be fine xx
Not only is the baby behind the pubic bone, it's also behind your stomach muscles and is sitting in the middle of a bag of muscle (uterus) that is full of fluid. Imagine a rubber bag full of water with a tadpole in the middle. You could hit that bag pretty hard and all the force would get spread out all over it and the tadpole would just get sloshed a little.
As far as an ultrasound goes: do you have insurance? In the US, doctors seems to do dating scans a little earlier than they do in the UK: lots of women get one at 8 or 10 weeks. But that will vary by doctor, location, and situation (for example, if you have very irregular periods and so could be 1 month or 4 months pregnant, the doctor would be more likely to do an earlier scan.)
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