Have you ever had a pregnancy that just made you think, "Never again!" because that's pretty much what I've got going on right now. This is my third pregnancy and I'm a pretty healthy 26 yr old, not overweight or anything. So I went into this expecting it to be like my previous two. But NO, not at all.
Things started out fine, I was walking around the neighborhood on a regular basis, had a good appetite going, no significant nausea, just general smooth sailing. Then at about 4 months along, my hips basically stopped working. I mean, I got out of that car one day and almost had a panic attack because I was literally unable to walk the few yards to my door. Turns out to be pubic symphesis disorder causing severe pelvic girdle pain and awful sciatica. This put an immediate stop to the healthy walking around the neighborhood and left me feeling very depressed. NO ONE understood the pain and disability, even my traditional midwife was telling em to stretch and do yoga - which I couldn't do!
Finally a couple months later the symptoms lessened somewhat but I still couldn't do even moderate walking without causing intense pelvic movement and pain. By this time I'm thoroughly depressed, money is so tight that I can't afford a chiropractor at all and my appetite is completely gone. But at least I could shuffle around the house. Then I notice an itching on my upper thigh and discover that I have my first ever yeast infection. What a joy that has been. I went from never having had one to having one off and on every month for the past 3 months now.
The separation in my pubic arch is so much that I'm actually afraid of it ripping during delivery (my last baby was over 10 lbs and while I handled him fine, I didn't have the crazy separation that I deal with now).
Today I realized I have another yeast infection and now a bright blue varicose vein snuggled right up by an inner labia. That little f*cker stings - I didn't even know you could get them there. Fortunately it's not nearly as bad as the ones I saw when I went online, it's just one vein and should go away post partum. Hilariously, one of the cheif ways to alleviate this until delivery is by walking which I can't do because of the pelvic separation. So I'm just screwed.
So now I'm itchy, my cootchie stings, my vagina hates me and I'm doing everything I can to kill the yeast before delivery, my pelvis is in complete rebellion, and even my veins wont behave. I hate this pregnancy, I just want it to be over. I'm due in 10 days and if I can get this yeast flare up cleared out soon I'm going to be chugging red raspberry leaf tea. I'm sick of this pregnancy, it's made me uncertain about having the fourth baby I want.
I know it could be a lot worse but for me this has been a horrendous gauntlet of bad experiences. What's your sh*ttiest pregnancy ever been?