Originally Posted by kittn
well. i went to the chiro today and cried my eyes out over my hip and pubic pain. he does agree it is SPD and wants my MW to check to confirm no separation. The front of my pelvic area is almost buckled. He adjusted my right hip back to center. It sounded like a transmission dropping! it hurt and it has been burning. I have to go back tomorrow again. he also said it would be worse before it gets better, but that he can help me. i will enjoy a hot bath tonight and an ice pack chaser.
so I'm 34 weeks today! almost there but so not ready at all
Aww man, that is ROUGH! If you don't mind me asking, why did you wait so long to go in? I ask because it sounds like it got pretty severe. Do keep going! The adjustments will help. How soon do you go back? Going 3x a week at first is probably pretty necessary for where you are with the pain. It'll take a good bit for the adjustments to stick longer. Are you sleeping with a rolled up towel between your thighs? That is absolutely necessary for me to meet each day without existing pain.
Thankfully I've been able to keep mine to a mild discomfort this time by starting chiro care around 23 weeks or so. I only need to go every two weeks now.
Starcat, if you have an unplanned birth at home, paramedics can cut and clamp the cord. I'd just hangout anyway where I gave birth, and wait for them to arrive. Whether I'd go in with them, I don't know, but they could address some of the medical things. I don't know how long they'd stay with you though afterward. That said, if you think your labor could be quick and be at home, it would be good for you and DH to familiarize yourself with "emergency childbirth" to know what to do or NOT do, what to have on hand (ie warm, clean towels, a bowl for the placenta, etc).
And your other comment reminds me that I need to prepare some frozen pads too, that was one thing I kinda kept off my list bc there are so many options for what to do, I couldn't decide. Many have talked about the slushy frozen condoms being GREAT, so I may do some of those too. My m/w said it would be fine to take a labor prep herb mix starting now, (OOPS! I thought I had to wait to 36 weeks, but no, I could have ordered it days ago and started taking it at 34) the one I asked her about was Dr. Christopher's labor capsules that have a mix of herbs.
And Becca, I really sympathize with your work schedule. I don't know how you do it.
Stayseeliz - sorry to hear about the protein in your urine.
Blanca, the tea could absolutely benefit you if you start drinking it now. Definitely not too late. I'm actually not doing as much as others because I had such a profound result from ONE cup of tea on a prior menstrual cycle, before having my DS. I used to have to take 3 advil every three hours for three days to ward off cramps, for YEARS. I drank one cup of tea, and all the periods after that were so mild, I took about 3 Advil period, over three days. It was quite a change for me. So, I feel that a cup every couple of days will do a lot for my body for labor. I use the Traditional Medicinals tea bags, they're on amazon and in many health food stores in the tea section. Many brew loose tea.
And yep, that is SPD you are feeling, which is looseness and tenderness in the ligament that joins your pelvis together, right in the pubic area. I have seen a chiro regularly this pregnancy and last, and is the #1 way I treat it. I also have learned other things to do at home to alleviate and not aggravate the pain. Waling hurts me too, but walking on a level path doesn't nearly as much and is quite doable. Hills really hurt, and downhill even makes my glutes feel all tight and tense. and, it could still be hormones though you haven't felt hormonal changes otherwise. All pregnant women have changes in their ligaments b/c of hormones, and some are affected in the pelvis and some aren't. My chiro said for herself, using the elliptical was the alternative she had to choose over walking, so that makes sense it helps you too.
With EPO, I plan to, at 37 weeks, take 1 orally and 1 vaginally, then up it to 2 in each place around 39 weeks.
minkajane, how did the move go? It'll be great to have that behind you. One of our other April mamas is moving soon too.
jennifer, we have the same due date, I'll be 35 weeks on Monday also. And I also agree that God is fantastic! Did you get better rest last night? I'm sorry about the panic attack.
Sihaya, I have those ON yoga pants too. I foolishly painted our house last year in my first pair, so I had to buy another one and also got the charcoal color. I seem to hike them up much more this time though, but they are super comfy. I've been wearing them out of the house more and more lately. It's SO annoying to put them on if I already have socks on though, my feet stick and pull and I even ripped some threads recently stuffing my foot in.
AFM, DH is at a funeral in FL until Monday. He left yesterday and we're missing him. My friend took 22mo DS for 24 hours to give me rest and practice for when he stays there for the birth, so I'm all by myself tonight. I made a dutch baby pancake and ate the whole huge thing (4 servings!) and am now so full! I might go get a milkshake later though from a local ice cream place that has salted caramel ice cream. I'm also renting a movie, Night & Day (anyone seen it?) and I took a 2 1/2 hour nap today after I got back from dropping DS off. AND, tomorrow, for the first time in YEARS, I am going to sleep as late as I want to.
I cried when I left DS. It was odd leaving him. We've left him twice with my parents fo 3 days each, one time just last week for our anniversary and had no sadness leaving. It's just weird to be here without him, but I'm going to take advantage of the time to rest.
As for car seats for us, this same friend has been using our Chicco infant seat for the last year and will return it in a couple of weeks. Her 3yo has to size up on her seat which is good timing b/c her almost 1yr old can use the 3yos seat RF and the 3yo will get a new seat. Our seat hasn't been in any accidents in the last two years and is only two years old, so we'll definitely keep using it. I'd be comfortable getting one direct from a friend if I knew how old it was, the brand, etc and trusted the friend who gave it to me.