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post #21 of 49
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Originally Posted by 1love4ever View Post

The past few days I can hardly lift my left leg while bending it at the same time, like to put on pants.  And if I am trying to get out of bad, that is the worst!  I even try to push myself up with it, and it is extreme pain.  I am afraid to go to the chiro because I am afraid all that pushing and adjusting, my water will breakshy.gif  That probably sounds dumb but that is my fear!  I dont want to have this baby til 40 weeks!



I agree with everyone else- your water is not going to break.  They are super gentle, no twisting or torque on the abdomen.  Besides, if it was that easy to break your water, women would be TRYING to break their water at home.  Don't worry.  

post #22 of 49

Ummm, maybe my chiro is a little rougher than everyone else's!!  With mine there is lots of abdominal twisting and squishing and such!  Hmmmm, not sure what to think now lol.  And yeah, I'm sure it wont break, but I'm just nervous about it for some reason this pregnancy lol

post #23 of 49

Yikes!  I would not be comfortable with that.  Mine just does some gentle adjusting, downward pressure only as I lay on cushions on a table with a belly drop.  Then she does some ligament stretching.  You don't need much in the way of twisting and pressure because of the relaxin in the joints due to pregnancy hormones.  I wouldn't be okay with lots of twisting and squishing.  
 

 

ETA I'd definitely get that pain taken care of though.  Anything out of place can be exacerbated during labor or put baby or your pelvis in a strange position.  I want things to be as adjusted and centered as possible for a smooth delivery.

 

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Originally Posted by 1love4ever View Post

Ummm, maybe my chiro is a little rougher than everyone else's!!  With mine there is lots of abdominal twisting and squishing and such!  Hmmmm, not sure what to think now lol.  And yeah, I'm sure it wont break, but I'm just nervous about it for some reason this pregnancy lol



 

post #24 of 49

Jealous of all of you who get chiro care innocent.gif  There's no way we could afford it, and I know it'd help me so much!  Even just having a table where I could lay on my stomach would be bliss--LOL.

 

The hips aren't hurting as much as they're "supposed to" in my mind, for this point of pregnancy, which I chalk up to baby still being a bit high. I am focusing on birth ball circles, spinningbabies.com advice, and pelvic tilts to help engage him/her.

post #25 of 49
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Originally Posted by jbk21 View Post

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ETA I'd definitely get that pain taken care of though.  Anything out of place can be exacerbated during labor or put baby or your pelvis in a strange position.  I want things to be as adjusted and centered as possible for a smooth delivery.

 

 

O yeah I guess I never thought about that!  Very good point.  And this is the only chiro I've ever gone too, so I dont really know what is normal and what is not!  How does yours do ligament stretching?  What else do they do to help open your hips and whatnot?

post #26 of 49
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Originally Posted by 1love4ever View Post

O yeah I guess I never thought about that!  Very good point.  And this is the only chiro I've ever gone too, so I dont really know what is normal and what is not!  How does yours do ligament stretching?  What else do they do to help open your hips and whatnot?


For ligament (round ligament) stretching, I lay on my back and she kind of pushes in and up on the round ligaments (along top of pelvic cage) to stretch them.  It's a little strange at first but it helps a lot.  She does it because when my hip is out and she adjusts that and relaxes those tense muscles, she wants to adjust and relax the front as well so the entire pelvic cage is adjusted and it doesn't pull my hip out again.  If that makes sense :-)   Works like a charm.  I was limping like crazy in SO much pain just a couple of months ago and now I am pain free!

 

ETA I'm not sure what else she will do towards the end of labor, but I start going again this week so we'll see :-)

post #27 of 49

My chiro doesn't have a table where I can lay on my belly, I lay on my back with wedges under my hips.  He always makes sure that my hips are aligned and will push on them gently if they're twisted, but mostly he works on my upper back and spine.  It really seems like there is a huge difference from what one chiro will do to the next.  Mine doesn't actually specialize in pregnancy, but I like him, he's close to my house and he's 'in-network'.  I tried to find a pregnancy specialist (I called several), but none of them were covered by my insurance.  Luckily, his method is working just fine for me.  He's very gentle and I always leave feeling like I've just had a nice back massage. 
 

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Originally Posted by Krystal323 View Post

Jealous of all of you who get chiro care innocent.gif  There's no way we could afford it, and I know it'd help me so much!  Even just having a table where I could lay on my stomach would be bliss--LOL.

 

The hips aren't hurting as much as they're "supposed to" in my mind, for this point of pregnancy, which I chalk up to baby still being a bit high. I am focusing on birth ball circles, spinningbabies.com advice, and pelvic tilts to help engage him/her.



 

post #28 of 49

I think my whole body is starting to fee disjointed somehow. The last few nights I've been even more restless than normal when trying to sleep. Whole body aches. Legs ache. EVERYTHING. But I have perfect BP lol. (Trying to look at the bright side.)

 

Midwife thinks I might go early (that might explain the increase of pain? Or I've been over-doing it in the garden the past few days.

 

 

post #29 of 49
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Originally Posted by 1love4ever View Post

The past few days I can hardly lift my left leg while bending it at the same time, like to put on pants.  And if I am trying to get out of bad, that is the worst!  I even try to push myself up with it, and it is extreme pain.  I am afraid to go to the chiro because I am afraid all that pushing and adjusting, my water will breakshy.gif  That probably sounds dumb but that is my fear!  I dont want to have this baby til 40 weeks!



That was my worry with chiro care in my first pregnancy! I thought I was the only one who would think that :) This time I'm seeing a chiro until the end though, because I think when I stopped going last time in my second tri. that my baby settled in my pelvis wrong toward the end.

 

So all that pain in the hips & pubic bone wasn't for nothing - at my prenatal today (37w) the baby had dropped some and I was measuring 37cm instead of the 40cm I measured last week. Except now baby is trying to get posterior, so I've got to work on that!

post #30 of 49

yay my water didnt break when I went to the chiro yesterday!  :)  Not that I really thot it would, it is just my general fear at the end of this pregnancy for some reason.  I didnt even think about it last time!  The chiro hardly helped at all with my hips tho.  He said the baby is probably pressing on a nerve, and that it should get better as soon as I deliver.  The pain gets a little worse every day:(  It is just my left joint.  I now limp instead of walk, which everyone laughs at and says I'm waddling.  No, I'm limping because my left hip hurts!  Thankfully it is only severe pain if I move it wrong, just normal walking is pretty mild pain.

post #31 of 49

hmm... it doesn't really sound like a nerve.  I mean, does it feel like a nerve to you?  I have hip pain and I also have sciatic nerve pain and they feel very different.  But my pain is not like you described- it is just in my hip.  It's worse when I move wrong, too.  But my chiro does a great job of fixing it.  

post #32 of 49

Like a PP mentioned, it hurts so bad to put on pants when I have to bend over and lift one leg.  If my DH is home he'll usually help me into my pants which is so sad it's funny.  I really hope that having the baby so low for so long means that labor will start soon.  I've been feeling this way for 2+ weeks...

 

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yay my water didnt break when I went to the chiro yesterday!  :)  Not that I really thot it would, it is just my general fear at the end of this pregnancy for some reason.  I didnt even think about it last time!  The chiro hardly helped at all with my hips tho.  He said the baby is probably pressing on a nerve, and that it should get better as soon as I deliver.  The pain gets a little worse every day:(  It is just my left joint.  I now limp instead of walk, which everyone laughs at and says I'm waddling.  No, I'm limping because my left hip hurts!  Thankfully it is only severe pain if I move it wrong, just normal walking is pretty mild pain.

 

Is it the pelvis part of your hip or the femur part of your hip?  (Does that make sense?)  In either case it could be muscular tension around those nerves if your chiro couldn't really help with it.  I would recommend going to a massage therapist if you can afford it.  Get them to knead into your glute muscles (this can all be done clothes-on), around the head of your femur, or even gently massage your psoas muscle  .  Hope you feel better soon!

post #33 of 49

It is that ball and socket joint I think, where the femur and pelvis meet.  I wish I remembered more from A&P so I could more accuratly describe it!  Lol.  Anyway, I doubt its a nerve actually but I really dont know what the difference is?  The baby is super low, I have to pee constantly, I mean constantly or I can not hold it, it just comes out!  Agh!  So I am guessing this is more just because the baby is so low and is right there and everything is relaxed in there and under pressure.  But yeah, maybe a massage would help!  My doula is a massage therapist actually, I should ask her.

post #34 of 49
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Originally Posted by 1love4ever View Post

It is that ball and socket joint I think, where the femur and pelvis meet.  I wish I remembered more from A&P so I could more accuratly describe it!  Lol.  Anyway, I doubt its a nerve actually but I really dont know what the difference is?  The baby is super low, I have to pee constantly, I mean constantly or I can not hold it, it just comes out!  Agh!  So I am guessing this is more just because the baby is so low and is right there and everything is relaxed in there and under pressure.  But yeah, maybe a massage would help!  My doula is a massage therapist actually, I should ask her.



This sounds like my pain and it's my sacro-iliac joint.  That would make sense if baby is down low- it would put more pressure on that joint.  It may or may not be fixable before labor, but it's definitely not a nerve.  I hope you get some relief!

post #35 of 49

Totally get how you are feeling! The worst part for me is getting out of bed or trying to turn over in the middle of the night! OUCH!!

post #36 of 49


 

I swear I can feel my pubic bone popping when I roll over in the middle of the night, so weird!

post #37 of 49

Turning over in bed sure is the worst! Ditto to the pubic bone popping Sasha's Mama mentioned. If I happen to have ended up on my back while asleep for any length of time, everything in my pubic area hurts and I'll feel/hear a pop when I turn back over to my side. Yuck.

post #38 of 49

The past few mornings when I get out of bed I can not put ANY weight on my left leg or it is extreme pain, and then something in there pops, and then I can walk on it.  If it were to not pop I would be in bed the rest of the day, it is absolutely unbearable before it pops:(  It is not the front pubic bone part that pops, it is something inside, no idea what.  After it pops it is still pretty sore until I start moving around quite a bit then it is just mildly sore unless I move/bend it wrong, then it is moderate to severe depending on what I do.  Cant wait til this is over!  Anyone get sharp shooting pain in their upper femur and pelvis when sitting on the toilet(doesnt happen every time, but quite a bit)?  This happened with my last pregnacy too and is happening again.  I am guessing just from there being no support under my weight?

post #39 of 49
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Originally Posted by 1love4ever View Post

The past few mornings when I get out of bed I can not put ANY weight on my left leg or it is extreme pain, and then something in there pops, and then I can walk on it.  If it were to not pop I would be in bed the rest of the day, it is absolutely unbearable before it pops:(  It is not the front pubic bone part that pops, it is something inside, no idea what.  After it pops it is still pretty sore until I start moving around quite a bit then it is just mildly sore unless I move/bend it wrong, then it is moderate to severe depending on what I do.  Cant wait til this is over!  Anyone get sharp shooting pain in their upper femur and pelvis when sitting on the toilet(doesnt happen every time, but quite a bit)?  This happened with my last pregnacy too and is happening again.  I am guessing just from there being no support under my weight?



I have that sharp shooting pain too and it isn't just when I am on the toilet. It is when I sit anywhere for awhile!

post #40 of 49
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Originally Posted by MommaFlanders View Post

I have that sharp shooting pain too and it isn't just when I am on the toilet. It is when I sit anywhere for awhile!

I have only gotten it when on the toilet, but today I actually got it when standing up!

 

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