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pain anyone?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

is any one in pain pretty much all the time?? my baby was super low and my pelvis was killing me for weeks and now she has flipped breech and my back and ribs are killing me. i'm not sure what to do.. i don;t want to complain all the time. I am super grateful to be pregnant and have a healthy baby girl coming in to my family, but i'm not enjoying this at all,, what can i do to become more positive?!

post #2 of 12
Lately I kinda feel the same. My back hurts, my groin hurts. I often have heartburn or nausea and restless legs. I am so grateful to be pregnant and don't feel "done" yet. But sometimes it's hard to even be in this moment with how uncomfortable I feel. My yoga teacher reminded us to just get through this moment - one moment at a time. But yeah, I totally started crying when I laid down in bed last night bc so much hurt and going to bed does not offer any relief.

I'm sorry you are in so much pain. Have you tried a chiropractor? I felt awful and went about 10 days ago - then have felt a lot better. I went again yesterday and I think maybe felt extra sore from it last night. I think I am starting to feel better - I'm hoping to feel a lot better by tomorrow.

Cindy
post #3 of 12
Yes, I've been hurting so much lately. Not my back, but the pelvic girdle pain is just awful. Like VeganPrincess said, even going to bed offers no relief. Oh, and rolling over in bed is a feat of Olympian proportions! I also did something stupid yesterday and hoofed it to the bus on the way home from work. I thought I was going to miss it so I super speed walked and I think I pulled every muscle in my groin. Should've just been patient and waited 10 more minutes for the next bus. eyesroll.gif
post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 

as much as i am so glad i'm not alone.. i am so sorry you laides are in so much pain! bed doesn't offer any relief for me either at this point!  I have thought about going to the chiropractor.. but i'm a big girl and i'm afraid for them to be able to do any adjustments they would have to push so hard that it would cause a lot of pain. if they could even adjust me (ok so i'm slightly pessimistic) i've thought about blowing up the birth pool and taking a soak lol

post #5 of 12

I'm a bigger gal too, and really, the adjustments my chiropractor does are pretty gentle...she really doesn't end up pushing that hard for any of them...not saying it doesn't hurt (well, actually while she's adjusting me it feels really good...it's just afterwards)....I've been leaving in a fair amount of pain, but then a few days later feel much better and both she and my midwife think that it's making a big difference.  Once the pain subsides I do actually feel much better.

post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thank you under the oak tree! That makes me feel a lot better about trying it out! I think I will look in to it tomorrow!
post #7 of 12

I second the chiropractor recommendation.  I wasn't much of a believer and had never been to a chiropractor before but I was feeling pretty desperate. 

I was really in pain for a several weeks starting about 2 months ago.  I started going to a chiropractor and it has been so helpful.  I am able to roll over in bed now without intense pelvic pain and walking is much less painful.  Also, I don't have the same kind of pelvic pain when I first stand up.  I don't have pain associated with the adjustments.  Try to find someone who specializes in pregnant women. 
 

post #8 of 12

Ugh. Have no suggestions but I am also hurting alot with this pregnancy. I've never been to a chiro but it might not be a bad idea.

post #9 of 12

My EDD is October 10th and I am really starting to get uncomfortable as well. Just feeling huge, a bunch of maternity clothes aren't even fitting anymore, hip pain, charlie horse pain, constant pee urge without much relief, etc. etc. And oh yeah, what is with the laying in bed not being comfortable anymore either? Talk about being out of options, lol. I just feel kind of crabby today I think. I woke up like every hour in some sort of pain last night and it's messing with my head today I think.

post #10 of 12

I'm due Oct 10 also. Most of the time if I'm moving around I'm not doing too badly but at night I get hip pain, and the stabbing cervix pain I've been getting is awful. Contractions are starting to hurt too. Not too much longer thankfully!

post #11 of 12

Due Oct. 10th here also, and I could have written your post word for word. :)

 

Plus some body part sticking me in the ribs all night now that creates a sharp pain that just.won't.go.away.

 

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Originally Posted by OrangeMoon View Post

My EDD is October 10th and I am really starting to get uncomfortable as well. Just feeling huge, a bunch of maternity clothes aren't even fitting anymore, hip pain, charlie horse pain, constant pee urge without much relief, etc. etc. And oh yeah, what is with the laying in bed not being comfortable anymore either? Talk about being out of options, lol. I just feel kind of crabby today I think. I woke up like every hour in some sort of pain last night and it's messing with my head today I think.

post #12 of 12

I have days where I am definitely more uncomfortable than I ever was with ds.  Thankfully, I still feel ok most of the time, but I do a lot of things to help manage/mitigate the aches and pains, so I thought I would post my ideas in case it helps anyone here. 

 

I was seeing a physical therapist earlier in this pregnancy and learned some useful things, like how to feel when my pubic bones are misaligned and how to correct them.  Definitely go see a chiro or some sort of body worker if you can.  For pain around my pubic bone, I've found it helpful to do some butt/hip strengthening exercises, as well as correcting the alignment.  I like to do squats with my shins vertical (this means I can't go very low), it helps strengthen all the muscles that are supposed to be stabilizing all the pelvic bones.  Also, putting my weight on one foot, and using the opposite hip/glute to raise the other foot just slightly off the ground.  I just hold those exercises for a minute or two, until I really start feeling the burn, and try to do them a few times throughout the day. 

 

Also, I find my pubic ligaments do a lot better if I can spend at least half the night not sleeping on my side.  I've been piling pillows all around my belly so I can sleep on my stomach.  I've heard a boppy pillow is good for this, but I don't have one.  If laying on my front is annoying my neck/shoulders and I don't want to sleep on my side, sometimes I pile up pillows behind my back and sleep in a reclined sitting position for a while.  I'm a little worried about encouraging baby to hang out posterior by doing that, so I try to keep it to a minimum. 

 

I have a couple pregnancy support belts that help with low back and pelvic pain.  One of them is just a simple under-belly band made by Leading Lady, and my sister gave me her Prenatal Cradle brand one, that goes from under the belly to over the shoulders and under the boobs and everything.  I don't wear them all the time, but if I'm going to be running errands, or I'm having a particularly achy day, they do help.

 

Warm baths have been helping too, I just wish I had a bigger bath tub!

 

If my back is particularly achy, laying on some tennis balls, or leaning against them at the wall can help work out the kinks.

 

I'm also a fan of warm rice packs on aches and pains.  I made a bunch for use during labor last time, and they've been useful every since!

 

Hope that helps, hang in there, mamas, we are almost there!

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