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post #41 of 49
I'm now officially in the hips hurt like heck crowd. It's so strange - it just came out of nowhere. I'm skipping my chiro appt this week b/c of other plans, and I'm probably *really* going to regret it this time next week. Anyway, my chiro has one of those pillows with a big dip in the middle for my belly. She's so gentle, but she does pop my back. My main complaint is tailbone pain, but unfortunately she hasn't been able to do a lot for that.
post #42 of 49

Oooh yeah, rolling over in bed seems to be getting worse every night! Same with getting out of bed to pee. I hear something pop every time and its creeeepy. Last night I made a deliberate effort to not let anything pop and it seemed to make it more painful. That relaxin is crazy stuff. Oddly, it feels mostly fine during the day. Seriously, I can even step over the baby gate painlessly. 

post #43 of 49
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Originally Posted by Code Name Mama View Post

My main complaint is tailbone pain, but unfortunately she hasn't been able to do a lot for that.

Is it dislocated?  Has she tried to pop it back in?
 

 

post #44 of 49

Oh, me too. Putting DD to bed is the worst, because she nurses to sleep, and because of the size of my boobs I have to lie in the worst possible way for the pelvis. And she sleeps in a mattress on the floor, so getting up is more comical and painful every night. 

 

I'm having hip pain all the time now, but it gets worse and worse overnight. And the worse the hip/pelvic pain is, the worse the RLP is, to the point where my uterus gets irritated and I get all crampy. Pain building on pain! 

 

I'm actually not really ready for this baby to come yet, but I am SO READY for this pain to be gone. 38w4d now, so it could be weeks, it could be anytime, and honestly, I'm OK with either.

post #45 of 49
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Is it dislocated?  Has she tried to pop it back in?
 

 


When I had Kieran, my tailbone "broke" (that's not a technical term, as it is my understanding that tailbones don't usually "break," but it's close enough). It's been sitting an an odd angle for the last 4 years. She messes with it every time I go in (weekly now for the past 2 months), but it just pops back into its (incorrect) place later the same day. It's very frustrating greensad.gif
post #46 of 49
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When I had Kieran, my tailbone "broke" (that's not a technical term, as it is my understanding that tailbones don't usually "break," but it's close enough). It's been sitting an an odd angle for the last 4 years. She messes with it every time I go in (weekly now for the past 2 months), but it just pops back into its (incorrect) place later the same day. It's very frustrating greensad.gif


Hmmm...  mine dislocated and the MPT I went to massaged the area for quite some time and then hooked her finger in there and pulled it out, back into the correct position.  I was then instructed not to sit for most of the day and when I did, to sit on a condom filled with frozen water (yep, it's just the right shape).  I don't think it ever returned to the wrong position. 

 

I wonder if finding an MPT would be worth it so that nothing happens to your tailbone during labor.

 

post #47 of 49
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Hmmm...  mine dislocated and the MPT I went to massaged the area for quite some time and then hooked her finger in there and pulled it out, back into the correct position.  I was then instructed not to sit for most of the day and when I did, to sit on a condom filled with frozen water (yep, it's just the right shape).  I don't think it ever returned to the wrong position. 

I wonder if finding an MPT would be worth it so that nothing happens to your tailbone during labor.

What is an MPT??
And exactly how much pain was involved in pulling your tailbone back out? yikes2.gif
post #48 of 49

MPT= manual physical therapist.  They are not always the easiest to find and you'd have to find one that works with pregnant women on top of that.  You could ask your care provider and post around any parenting/birth groups you're a part of.  More often than not it will be an out of network provider, too, so you may have to pay out of pocket. 

 

There was no pain involved at all.  The massage felt quite nice and the actual pulling out of the tailbone stung, but did not hurt.  I was sore afterward, but I'd been sore for weeks, so it wasn't really any different.  I'm just so grateful that it stayed out of the way enough not to fracture during the birth- that would be a HUGE bummer to deal with postpartum.

post #49 of 49

My pubic diastasis is flaring up like crazy and I just relegated the vacuuming duties to DH from here on out.  Hoping he can stay on top of it.... I love vacuuming.  It was hard to give that chore away, haha!  biggrinbounce.gif

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