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So. very. uncomfortable.

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 

I'm 35 weeks/2 days and I already feel like a stuffed sausage. I mean, really, really uncomfortable! I've not felt this way so soon before. His head is down and his butt is so far up my rib cage I can almost feel it in my throat! I told my dh this may be his 6'8" ball player.

 

Seriously, if I go 41 weeks like I usually do, well, I'll go insane!

post #2 of 21

I empathize. My back pain can be so horrid at times that it takes my breath away. I can't make a move at any point in the day without some sort of pain in my back.

post #3 of 21

I thought I was nuts, but I totally know what you meant about feeling it in your throat. Maybe baby will "drop" soon.

 

I read somewhere to try this: Facing a wall, cross your arms across your chest (hands on opposite shoulders) and then life your crossed arms, sliding them up the wall so that you stretch your crossed arms over your head, up the wall. This is supposed to help you expand your chest and give some relief when baby is all up in your rib cage.

post #4 of 21
Thread Starter 

I packed my bag for the hospital tonight. I wanna be ready in case I go earlier than we expect. Considering there is doubt about my due date (even though doc says March 28th is the earliest he would go), I don't think it's silly to be ready any time.

 

Plus, if this baby comes early it would avoid some truly logistical nightmares regarding birthing at or during Passover!

post #5 of 21

I'm a "planner" and a "be prepared" kind of girl, so I totally think there's nothing wrong going ahead and packing your labor bag. ;-)

 

I keep thinking about doing mine, but I keep trying to calm myself and reassure myself I have at least a few more weeks before I should really NEED to. At least I hope I'm right. My EDD is April 19, but I'm guessing anytime in April is possible. This is my second, and I'm not sure if that means earlier or later than the first. :-?

post #6 of 21

I think we have determined that baby likes to stick his feet in my ribs ALL THE FREAKING TIME!  A chiropractic adjustment has helped but my left ribs are so painful I can't lie on that side and they are sometimes sore to the touch.  I look like an old grandma driving as I have to sit bolt upright or I can't breath.  Often I will even drive with one arm overhead, holding onto the headrest as that gives my lungs more room so I can catch a breath.  He has been head down for over a month now that I know of (I'm almost 32 weeks) so I am hoping he will drop sooner rather than later.  I would rather have to pee every 10 minutes than not be able to breath.

post #7 of 21

I'm much more uncomfortable this time than I was with my previous pregnancies, I'm hoping it is related to my annual "February funk" that I always seem to get it.  My back/hips are terrible, which means less excercise (walking and eliptical) which denies me my mood boosting endorphins, I'm exhausted, when baby is transverse which is still often it HURTS because I do not have a big frame and there is not enough room, I'm getting annoyingly uncomfortable BH's often, DD is still nursing which brings them on even stronger, my temper has been so short with my kids because I feel so crappy and then I feel guilty for snapping at them.   I feel bad complaining constantly to DH too, and just hope that I can get a good nesting rush and feel better in the next few weeks.  59 days until my due date feels like an eternity.  OK, vent over, thanks for listening.  

post #8 of 21

the most uncomfortable I have ever been was with my first, but this time is annoying. My hips feel so swishy that if I am up too much it just really starts to hurt. PLUS if I do pretty much anything I start having braxton hicks contractions. I washed dishes this morning and woke the girls up for school and started having braxton hicks, that really isn't that much activity. So put me in the sometimes uncomfortable but mostly body feeling annoying category.

post #9 of 21

Constant pain from symphysis pubis dysfunction over here. Yay! It's not too bad today because I've barely left the house for 3 days. Rolling over in bed = sucks. Sitting too long = sucks. Standing too long = sucks. Getting dressed = sucks. Being in the bath = nice. Getting in and out of the bath = sucks. irked.gif

 

Have a chiro appointment tomorrow, trying not to get my hopes up too much. The next day I'm seeing my DP's massage/osteo guy who has been a miracle worker for him. Also trying not to get my hopes up about that. 

post #10 of 21

I swear, today she decided to see if she could fit her WHOLE body under my ribs. I don't think she was even head down at all, I think she was transverse, in my ribcage! It was terrible. Oh, and she was also doing back flips while she cuddled in closer. I could barely move or breathe. I finally got home from work and grocery shopping and was able to do some inversions, have a bath, do some pelvic thrusts, and repeat until I got her to move lower, back into her head down position. 

 

Ugh! I hope she stays there.

post #11 of 21
Thread Starter 

 Thankfully, this discomfort does not last forever! It gets worse, then morphs into the pain of labor and finally into a new babe in my arms. That is what I'm looking forward to!

 

post #12 of 21

After working for ever to get him to move down yesterday, I think I succeeded.  I just hope he stays there for at least most of the day today.  When DH came home he commented that my belly looked lower! 

post #13 of 21

my annoying feelings turned to discomfort. The baby is low and everything so no problems breathing until i start squatting down and doing things but the lower half of my body is just in pain.

post #14 of 21
Thread Starter 

 Has anyone used a pregnancy hip brace for pubic bone pain? Jeez Loueeze, it's getting really bad. I was sitting, doing homework all day yesterday and I could barely walk by the end of the day!

post #15 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Itsasecret View Post

 Has anyone used a pregnancy hip brace for pubic bone pain? Jeez Loueeze, it's getting really bad. I was sitting, doing homework all day yesterday and I could barely walk by the end of the day!



Not yet, but I'm thinking of trying one out at the physio store. It seems they can work well for some women but not all. Will let you know if I have any success.

post #16 of 21

I'm pretty darn uncomfortable myself. Some days seem worse than others, but the reasons are numerous. Seems for me much of my discomfort is gastointestinal BS. UGH so unpleasant much of the time. Also have some pretty bad Hemmys which make life suck. Sometimes my left groin/hip hurts so bad I have to limp to get around. Sometimes I can't breathe and sleep is so hard to come by. My hips hurt and I find myself with insomnia alot. Im 34 weeks on Friday and 2 weeks ago at my U/S she was head down, but i have no idea if she has remained that way. I'm not good at all in figuring out what position she is in. I have an appt tomorrow so will ask the midwife what she thinks. I sympathize with all you ladies - 3rd trimester is a challenge. I had many of the same issues with my first, but don't remember them being this bad this early (this has all been going on for at least a month if not more). Hang in there everyone - this too shall pass - and then we will just be tired and stressed out!

post #17 of 21

I've just hit that point of feeling uncomfortable to the extent of not having fun with being pregnant anymore. I'm just now getting there at almost 34 weeks. The shortness of breath and back pain keeps me up all night tossing and turning and the tossing and turning caused me to pull a muscle in my shoulder (anyone else have a really hard time turning over in bed these days?) I just can't function properly without adequate sleep at night and so now that I'm so uncomfortable that I can't sleep and the process of trying to sleep causes me INJURY...NO BUENO.

post #18 of 21

Be careful holding your arms above your head; as it may give you temporary relief it actually restricts your lungs even though it is opening your rib cage up a bit,  try sitting and pushing your chest forward. a little further than your belly - looks awkward but feels GREAT !  good luck :)  

post #19 of 21

My guy is often positioned in a way that makes me short of breath and constantly has pressure on my bladder. And I can't get comfy at night.... for one, by the end of the day, my legs are achy and twitchy, and the pillows that were working between my legs, behind my back, etc. just aren't cutting it anymore.

post #20 of 21
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by jess in hawaii View Post

My guy is often positioned in a way that makes me short of breath and constantly has pressure on my bladder. And I can't get comfy at night.... for one, by the end of the day, my legs are achy and twitchy, and the pillows that were working between my legs, behind my back, etc. just aren't cutting it anymore.



I know what you mean!

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