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post #21 of 53

My best friend is a chiro  so I have been doing that :) Helps for sure!!!!!

post #22 of 53
Thread Starter 

I feel like I have a second job as my own secretary between making appointments with my midwife, acupuncturist and naturopath as it is! I have been thinking about adding in a chiropractor, though. My back kills me after sitting in my office chair all day. It's starting to bother me earlier and earlier in the day now, too. I just have to make it until the end of May and then my contract is finished, but it sure would be nice not to feel like this every afternoon.

 

I ordered my birthing pool and all of the supplies I need for my homebirth yesterday. I'm getting so excited for my birthing time. I'm really enjoying being pregnant, but I'm so looking forward to meeting our baby.

post #23 of 53

Hey, do ya'll know if it is safe for baby to use a heat pack and/or ice packs on a sore belly?

 

I was thinking ice might be safer than heat and have used an ice pack once or twice (and it helps a lot), but I m unsure of the safety of this and thought i would ask ya'll...

 

post #24 of 53
Thread Starter 

Yep, my midwife actually told me I could use a heating pad on my back sometimes as long as I don't leave it on for more than 15 minutes at a time. I'd bet it would be similar for the front of you. :)

post #25 of 53

Just got home from vacation with my in-laws. Had a blast. Very sore though, lots more walking than a 27 week pregnant woman with severe SPD should be doing.

 

Did a LOT of floating and some sitting in hot tubs to help though (yes... hot tubs. They're fine if you don't let your body overheat!) today we were at a mini water park with a lazy river with the most perfectly warm temperature of water you could imagine... and I just floated in that for about an hour straight going around and around lol... and now I'm exhausted and am going to go pass out in my own bed for the first time in a week

post #26 of 53
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Originally Posted by MaerynPearl View Post

Just got home from vacation with my in-laws. Had a blast. Very sore though, lots more walking than a 27 week pregnant woman with severe SPD should be doing.

 

Did a LOT of floating and some sitting in hot tubs to help though (yes... hot tubs. They're fine if you don't let your body overheat!) today we were at a mini water park with a lazy river with the most perfectly warm temperature of water you could imagine... and I just floated in that for about an hour straight going around and around lol... and now I'm exhausted and am going to go pass out in my own bed for the first time in a week



Sounds wonderful!  I want to float around for a bit.  And go in hot tubs.  

 

SPD question.  Is my pubic bone feeling like it wants to break SPD?  Right in the middle it is sore, especially if I stand on one leg.  And if I'm pushing something heavy I can feel it too.  It's getting more sore as time goes on and it also starting to feel tender to the touch.  Thanks.

post #27 of 53

That very much sounds like it could be.

 

There are a lot of tips that can help, the top three being:

 

Chiropractor

Support belt

Floating in water 

 

The chiro will help you for a few days but you will have to keep going back. the belt will help you walk further distances before the pain gets terrible but will not stop it altogether. the pool will help the pain disappear immediately... but it returns the moment you are out. So unless you can live in a pool, there's no permanent solution.

 

As well, keep your legs together as much as possible and try to avoid the sort of movement involved with sweeping or vacuuming. Take stairs one at a time, Do not straddle-lift objects, have someone else push a full shopping cart for you, sit in your vehicle and then turn both legs in at once instead of getting in one leg at a time... just try your hardest to keep your legs together and your body balanced while you are up and moving around. Easier said than done, I know.

post #28 of 53

Okay, thanks.  I have been seeing the chiropractor once a month, but I am thinking of upping it to twice a month like my midwife appointments will be soon.   I mentioned the pain last time and she suggested I massage the area and keep the muscles from getting tense.  I haven't done it much yet, but I suppose I should do it.  Massaging there is not difficult.  I will try to keep my legs together even moreso too.  Someone mentioned SPD to me earlier, so I was trying to do some of the techniques, but not all the way.  I need to get a bit more dedicated so it doesn't get worse.

post #29 of 53

I can't see how massaging it would help if it were SPD... it would actually hurt pretty bad. The reason it hurts is that it is too far separated (if I can handle the pain of doing so and press down on mine I can actually feel the separation there) so massaging it would do nothing but cause you more pain.

post #30 of 53

Yeah, I did it last night and it was sore and tender.  She believes that keep all your muscles relaxed and not tense helps with everything, so I'm guessing that is why she suggested in.  Pushing really hard on the back of my upper neck/head has helped tremendously with headaches.  It hurts to push there, but I push and hold as hard I can in multiple spots and the relief is amazing.  Same thing did not happen in the pubic region...but I didn't push as hard either.

post #31 of 53

The whole thing is SPD is actually caused by everything being TOO relaxed... so that would be counterintuitive.

post #32 of 53

It's not your muscles that are relaxed, though, it's your tendons and ligaments. (I actually have no idea if tendons and ligaments are different, but bear with me.) Just had this discussion with a chiropractor and PT this weekend. The problems (general, not just speaking of SPD)are because the muscles overcompensate for the relaxed tendons and ligaments.

 

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The whole thing is SPD is actually caused by everything being TOO relaxed... so that would be counterintuitive.



On a separate note, I feel like baby is lying on my pubic bone. Not sure which part of baby...it's kind of irritating.

post #33 of 53

My spd has not flared up near as bad this pregnancy and I am 29 weeks tomorrow. Hope it stays that way. Only real issue is at night and early in the morning when my hips sound like a creaky old house. I am having more back pain, which I assume is from baby girl being persistantly posterior. She had turned head down last week, but I think she has tumbled again and keeps bumping against my pelvis. Looking forward to spending some time in the pool next month on vacation.

 

Congrats to Maeryn on the honorable mention in the photo contest. That look on her face is adorable.

 

Got our tax refund and am going to splurge on some stuff from Earth Mama for me and the baby. Still trying to decide on dipes for her. Have already packed her bag with an adorable 4th of July outfit and some cute onesies I found.

 

Dd3yo is starting to get a little needy in the attention dept. These two are my furthest spaced so it is a little new for us.

post #34 of 53

OMG! I didn't even know. And the best part is I LOVE the lady who is my co-honorable-mention!!!!!!!!! We were pregnant together last time after a whole lot of trying!

post #35 of 53

Congrats, Misti!  LOVE the photo!  I love the co-honorable mention photo too.  

 

I can't sleep because we are going to look at what I think will be our new home in the morning, and I cannot wait to see it in person.  I am hoping it will be as awesome as photos and -heresay- make it seem, and then that we will be able to close and move pretty much immediately, as I am thinking moving will be really hard to do in June! -But then, it's a good long ways away from ds' current school, and we should let him finish the year there, so maybe we will need to wait til school's out to move....but by then, it may be better to wait til after baby is born, because as I said, I don't foresee being able to move in June as I am already getting tired out and having pain at the end of the day from doing just normal housework!  I don't know, but I am excited to figure out all those details!  Cross your fingers for us please that this house and land we have been offered to buy is perfect for us! 

post #36 of 53

good luck with the house ms. shell!

 

We finally broke the ice with hubbys parents that we want to buy their home and land when he retires... that gives them about 10 more years in it, which they wanted anyway, and then they can move out to the land my mother in laws parents are on.

 

I absolutely love the home and it comes with about 5 acres of land including a pond and large barn... and a HUGE empty grass space I can turn into a small field... and we'd be out in the country so we could have lots of animals!

post #37 of 53

Good luck on the housing plans. DH and I discussed how we'll probably stay put for the next 5-6 yrs and hope that by then we can afford a detached house with a yard and everything. Property taxes where we live would probably shock anyone who lives outside of a major metro area.

 

I can't remember what thread discussed sitting at work, but I just got this cushion for my desk char (from work) “Safco® Softspot Seat Cushion, 15-3/4w x 10d x 3h, Black”.

It really helps with the knees lower than the butt thing and relieves me from feeling like I want to cross my legs. It was not cheap so I'm glad office covered it. Just wanted to share.

post #38 of 53

MaerynPearl--Your plan for the family home and land sounds great! What a cool place to raise kids.

 

lbkw--Thanks for the tip on the cushion! I am still having some pain in my tailbone when I sit too long (although it's better the day after I do squats... I really just need to suck it up and do them more), so although I am working up to calling a chiropractor (strangely daunting for me), I am sort of in the market for a desk chair cushion as well.

post #39 of 53

Good Luck to everyone with their housing plans & to all who are moving soon!!

 

So, right now DS is watching a video that he hasn't watched since around Christmas-time.  He watched it quite a bit during my first trimester when I was feeling pretty nauseous 24/7.  I've been feeling just fine ever since 1st trimester ended.  When the video started I got this gaggy feeling!  Just the video triggered those feelings - can you believe it?  I'm not truly nauseous, but I feel a little weird - funny, huh?
 

post #40 of 53

 

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Good Luck to everyone with their housing plans & to all who are moving soon!!

 

So, right now DS is watching a video that he hasn't watched since around Christmas-time.  He watched it quite a bit during my first trimester when I was feeling pretty nauseous 24/7.  I've been feeling just fine ever since 1st trimester ended.  When the video started I got this gaggy feeling!  Just the video triggered those feelings - can you believe it?  I'm not truly nauseous, but I feel a little weird - funny, huh?
 

 

Yes I believe it!  I am the same way with Chuggington.  Gaggy, nauseous.  I have decided if I ever get pregnant again the kids will only be allowed to watch Chuggington, no need to create more triggers.  I am the same way with the show Monk.  I watched it during my first trimester with my second pregnancy.

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