The short answer is yes. There is always a chance that you could accidentally harm your child when you share a bed with him or her. However, studies have shown that mothers and babies tend to be instinctively aware of each other when they sleep together. There have been studies at prestigious universities that prove this. The problem comes in when either you or your partner are either indifferent to your baby’s presence, or when one or both of you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Ultimately, it’s your choice whether you let your baby sleep share with you, and your baby’s safety should be your foremost concern. So if you don’t feel comfortable with the idea, or you aren’t sure that you will wake when your baby moves then by all means have a crib in your room instead. If you do feel sure that you can safely sleep with your child in the bed, then that’s also your choice. Remember though that most studies have found that the smaller and younger your child is, the more likely you will be to accidentally hurt him or her in this way.