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Do I need to get to a chiropractor ASAP?

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

So for my first pregnancy I saw a chiropractor for most of the pregnancy, not sure it did anything to help baby positioning but I did have a quick labor at 38 weeks. Second time around and I haven't been seeing one because we moved... I am 39 weeks now and over the last week I started having electric zaps in the front of my lower legs when I lean forward while standing. I am in much better shape than during the first pregnancy, walking 3 miles almost daily, exercise video, just generally active, etc... so I am surprised to be having a random symptom like that and worry it could mean the baby is positioned strangely or my pelvis or hips are not aligned well. Anyone have this symptom? Should I try to see a chiropractor a few times this week (assuming I don't go into labor first).

post #2 of 6

If it's not too much trouble, I'd go. I have gone this whole pregnancy just in case and it has helped so much with various aches and pains. Sometimes being in really good shape can interfere with baby's positioning, ironically. Do you have any idea of how your baby is positioned?

post #3 of 6
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I don't know what the position is called, but his head is down, I feel most kicking/knees just to the left of my belly button, and his back/button is usually along the right side of my belly or sometimes he moves to the center and his butt pokes up in the center top of my belly. I don't feel him as engaged as with my first which I know is normal, but my gut feeling is that he isn't ideally positioned (I think it is better if his back is against the left side?).

I'm going to try doing some yoga to stretch out today and then call a chiropractor first thing tomorrow unless I can find someone open on Sunday (doubtful). I wish I had been going this whole time again but I got lazy after the move not knowing stuff about our knew area :-( Better late than never I think though!

I wonder if acupuncture could help with this too?

I was hoping baby would come early again but now I want him to wait, between this and the fact that I just got a cold and DH and DS are getting over one.... so that probably means baby will decide to come this afternoon haha
 

post #4 of 6

I've been seeing sort of a blend of a chiropractor/massage therapist and after I hit about 37 weeks she has not touched the hip and lower back area. She has, however, massaged out some inflamed nerves in my legs and really helped by shoulder area loosen up.

 

IMO (for what it's worth!) I would find out what position he's in and then do exercises/get massage/treatment appropriate to that.....

 

Hope you get some peace and relief soon!

post #5 of 6

I would for sure go to the chiro- one who does Webster- not that they really will need to do that to you- but then at least they are well skilled in prenatal/baby chiropractic.  I don't know if acupuncture helps with positioning- but my midwife does diaphragmatic releases and that seems to get the baby in the most ideal position possible.  See if yours does that- because it is sooooo easy and doesn't hurt at all and best of all it works very very well.

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I don't know what the position is called, but his head is down, I feel most kicking/knees just to the left of my belly button, and his back/button is usually along the right side of my belly or sometimes he moves to the center and his butt pokes up in the center top of my belly. I don't feel him as engaged as with my first which I know is normal, but my gut feeling is that he isn't ideally positioned (I think it is better if his back is against the left side?).

I'm going to try doing some yoga to stretch out today and then call a chiropractor first thing tomorrow unless I can find someone open on Sunday (doubtful). I wish I had been going this whole time again but I got lazy after the move not knowing stuff about our knew area :-( Better late than never I think though!

I wonder if acupuncture could help with this too?

I was hoping baby would come early again but now I want him to wait, between this and the fact that I just got a cold and DH and DS are getting over one.... so that probably means baby will decide to come this afternoon haha
 

 

Mine was in that position most of the time until last week, she finally moved over to the left side. You're right in thinking it's a little better than the right side. The spinningbabies website has some exercises you could try. 

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