I have the occasional heartburn but most of my issues now are external. I developed sciatic nerve pain yesterday, and I've been dealing with moderate-severe pelvic girdle pain for weeks. I've had back problems for years, so I'm used to pain, but it's different when it's constant low pain you can kind of get used to, or at least know how to move to avoid it, rather than just random sharp pain for no reason.
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ithappened, do you guys have a product called Actal over there? SO MUCH better than Tums. I"m feeling the same way. I'm so done with this pregnancy. I"M HUGE and I'm normally big anyway but it's all the swelling.
and yeah, on ankles here either. NO ELBOWS ladies. I'm so swollen I have no elbows. YEESH>
My acid reflux is getting worse. Two nights in a row I've thrown up...Thinkng the pepcid isn't cutting it anymore, thinking about sending huz out for some prevacid. Plus it could be my imagination, but I feel like my whole system is off after the 3 days of high carb and then the gross 3 hour glucose test.
Anyone have any tips for better digestion and comfort when dealing with reflux? Apparently kale salad is not the answer :(
I am right there with you boots mine is pretty much horrible all day and all night.. I am living off of papaya enzyme chews, fennel seeds and TUMs.. its horrible. I have more then a few bites of anything (or drink too much of anything) and the acid starts coming right up for a few hours after.. I havent found much that works other then drinking very little or eating a few bites of things at a time (dinner last night took me 3 hours to eat).
I would love to know if anyone finds any sort of rememdies.. !
As usual, acupuncture is working pretty well for me. There are also some pressure points on your feet that you can push really hard. Right in-between your first two toes, right below the separation, push really, really hard (or have someone else do it if you are having trouble reaching your feet, like me). I've also been taking "Mommy's Bliss" Pregnancy Heartburn pills and they are the only thing working. Tums doesn't do anything at all and it doesn't matter what I eat. My mom swore by Rolaids, but I haven't had to try them yet. I had to go on an acid reflux pill with my last pregnancy because it was so bad, but I'm faring a bit better this time around with the acupuncture and heartburn pills. Also, try to avoid eating right before bed - that always makes it worse for me. I'll wake up in the middle of the night with my chest and throat burning.
This is kind of embarrassing, but has anyone noticed more hair growing on their belly? It's not like I'm turning into Sasquatch or anything, but I definitely have a faint line of darker hair running up from my belly button, as well as a little more peach fuzz all over. Hoping this will disappear after the birth...
haha, sarah, I totally get more hairy while pregnant
But good news is it ALL falls out afterwards, even the ones on my head
I have had melasma too. It sucks. Foundation will barely cover it.
I have also had some gnarley eczema.
Had to take my wedding band off today. Don't think it will be coming back on until after baby now. Means business time.
The peach fuzz has definitely been steadily increasing since the 2nd tri for me, too.
Sorry to hear about the melasma, VV. I've taken to wearing large hats to try to avoid it. I'm so freckly as it is, I think I'm probably prone to it.
I'm 29wks and suddenly LO seems HUGE and hard, like most movement is somewhat painful (and there's a lot of movement). Has anyone else experienced this? I'm thinking maybe we had a growth spurt and w the bones hardening, etc. I can definitely tell that my blood volume has jumped recently, too. Hello veins! I think I'm just feeling a bit invaded at this point.
I remember feeling very invaded with DS1 LeAnn and I felt even more so once he was out and BFing full time (I was one of those people that hated it but BFed with DS for 2 years). I really felt smothered.. I think that its normal for some women others love it..
horrible reflux- Im down to trying everything- so far I found eating a few spoon fulls of fennel seed sometimes help, not drinking too much in one sitting of anything and never with food, small small meals all the time and.. get this.. gum. I dont know why but chewing gum seems to be helping a lot.
This baby's movements have always been kind of painful to me - like s/he is super strong or something. I went to an ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network) meeting last month and Gail Tully of Spinning Babies was there. She said that it's probably because my broad ligament is too tight and that I should find someone to do the rebozo technique on me every night. I've been doing it most nights and it feels so nice! I know you mentioned her website (maybe in a different thread), but if you aren't already doing the rebozo, try it out!
LeAnn - I totally forgot that you spent time in MSP! I live in Saint Paul, so I'm super lucky to have her around. She is definitely a wealth of knowledge for the Twin Cities! Let me know if using the rebozo helps you at all! I'm really interested in various techniques for relaxing muscles and spinning babes!