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post #41 of 51
Really? Well, of labor can take my mind off of it, then Bring It On!
post #42 of 51
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I'm beginning to have a lot of anxiety about the birth. Is this stabbing pain going to make things unbearable during labor and as the baby descends during pushing? I am so thankful to have a tub to labor/birth in if need be, and the yoga ball is a bearable place to be. I'm really nervous. I feel so helpless when I can't move my own legs. Can physical therapy be of benefit? I did the chiro, and so far I still have a lot of pain.
I can relate. My SI joint has been giving me trouble since around 10 weeks, and it's reached the point where if I don't stay in bed 24/7 I can't do much of anything without excruciating pain. When it's flared up I have to use my arms to move my right leg, and I can't put any weight on it.

I didn't have any luck with physical therapy. I did it for most of the summer but all it did was drain my wallet. Lately I've been seeing the chiropractor and it doesn't help much with the pain... but I keep going because I'm sure it's good for baby's position (I'm paranoid about a posterior baby).

The one place I am totally pain-free is the pool. I get a couple pool noodles and wrap them around me, tucked under my armpits, and just float. It takes all the pressure off my spine and pelvis and feels heavenly. The only downside is having to get out eventually
post #43 of 51
How about deep tissue massage? It can be *excruciating* but also *extremely* effective, at least for me. A friend was talking about PT helping her today, but obviously YMMV with any of it. I've personally found the best effect with a combination of routine chiro care and really good, targeted massage. My chiro can only do so much, to the point that everything is perfect when she finishes, but the muscles are still in knots and spasming - and then they pull everything out of place more quickly.

I hope you can get some relief! I know I am so stiff and sore that I can't imagine laboring like this. Yet, I have never had any real problems with pelvic pain during labor.
post #44 of 51
I took some of your advice and went to the chiro today. Thank you ladies!!! It has really opened up my pelvis - I'm no longer limping!
post #45 of 51
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Yay!!!

After Sunday I'm going to start walking more. Well, painfully waddling, at least. My tailbone feels broken but I'm going to start trying to walk this kid out!
post #46 of 51
The stabbing pain never got to me during labor - I think because my cervix was then completely dilated? I think the stabbing pains are just baby's head bouncing on the (mildly dilated) cervix right now.

I walked for 4 HOURS straight yesterday!! (Except for the 15 times I sat down on a toilet to pee...) It wasn't so bad at all! And I even feel pretty good this morning. A little pubic bone pain, but not so shabby. I think I might try walking *a lot* from now on just to get baby to put more pressure on my cervix.
post #47 of 51
Wish I could see a chiro! I have taken to balling up my fist and pressing on my sacrum to help alleviate some of my discomfort. I'm ok when walking for awhile (not too long, lol) but the first 5ish minutes or so I have this really painful shuffle waddle while my body readjusts to the position change.


The thing that gets me is all of the crackling... anybody else? It does it a lot this time, I know when baby is settling in because things will pop... I did not have that happen before. I'm wondering just how damaged my pubic bone is. It's a little alarming...
post #48 of 51
Went to the chiro this morning, and my SP is still tight, which means I've got a while to wait yet. I expected this (I'm only 37w2d), but I hope it will change in a couple of weeks so I don't get to 42 weeks!

But he (the chiro) said the stabbing pain in my cervix should be alleviated somewhat, because it was partly baby and partly my pelvis being out of sync. That's a good thing!
post #49 of 51
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Originally Posted by my kidlets and me View Post
Went to the chiro this morning, and my SP is still tight, which means I've got a while to wait yet. I expected this (I'm only 37w2d), but I hope it will change in a couple of weeks so I don't get to 42 weeks!

But he (the chiro) said the stabbing pain in my cervix should be alleviated somewhat, because it was partly baby and partly my pelvis being out of sync. That's a good thing!
What does that part mean?

The stabbing pains in my cervix haven't gone away despite adjustments - I figure it's just baby head way down low bouncing on my cervix.
post #50 of 51
I have to admit I didn't really understand what you mamas were talking about...until about a week ago. Holy moly! I didn't have this with my other pregnancy. Then it was all about my tailbone killing me. Now I have hip pain, mostly at night, and "crotchal pain" all the time. WTH is that all about?
post #51 of 51
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Putting an ankle on your knee and bending down to clean your filthy feet in the shower is sooooo not a good idea if you have tailbone issues. Mine was feeling fine for today until that. Now I'm all sorts of broken.
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