I have been having some serious round ligament issues. In the last week I have had to slow WAAAY down (just in time for Christmas) and have been wearing my bellyband almost all the time. If I stand too long/pick up something too heavy/get up the wrong way etc etc I am in a LOT of pain. By the end of the day I can barely walk.. I am waddling around in excruciating pain. This is only my 3rd pregnancy, and I have only gained 20 lbs so far... I've got 6 weeks left.. Please tell me there is some magic cure, I can't spend the next 6 weeks sitting down. :( :(
Round Ligament "pain".. :/
yeah it is pretty impossible for me to rest or lay down.. :/ because that means I have 2 crazy boys jumping on top of me (literally).. *sigh*... I think I really overdid it one day last week, and it took me almost a week to recover but I seem to be able to manage the pain now just by wearing the bellyband and not overdoing it. I have to take rests throughout the day still though
The belly band is the only thing that has really helped but now I have a pinched nerve in my hip from a previous injury so...I'm falling apart! I am waiting for a chiro appointment now and know that will make a huge difference.
The other big thing is to make sure that if you are moving in a way that hurts (i.e taking on/off your shoes, getting up from a seated or laying down position) to just stop and ask for help. I finally started feeling an improvement once I recognized the pain as an injury instead of a natural part of pregnancy. I stopped just pushing through it and started limiting my movements.