Add sensitive, inflamed, bleedy gums to the list. I don't normally have this issue. I'm upping my flossing and will start gargling with salt water.
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A gum stimulator can help too. It helps to strengthen the gum area that is bleeding. The dental hygienist showed me and when I stick to it, it really works.
My main complaint at the moment is a shooting pain in my sacrum when I stand up from sitting. It feels like I'm pulling a muscle just below my coccyx each time I rise. Very painful. Massage, yoga and pelvic rotations seem to be helping it a little. I'm considering acupuncture if it doesn't ease up soon. Anyone here had success with acupuncture for back pain?
Naturelle, you could try accupuncture. I had some good luck with this earlier on for a similar type of pain (along with chiro, massage and yoga). Acupuncture can relieve/reduce swelling, so that's why it can reduce this type of pain (ie: decreases swelling in the area, thus less pressure on nerves, etc.). If anyone starts suffering with swelling I highly recommend acupuncture. It was the only thing that made the last 2 months manageable for me last time and if I missed going I suffered for it big time.
Hahahaha yes! Same here. My DH is a smoker, which I always find absolutely vile (of course he smokes outside, not in the house!). But my sensitive pregnancy nose is finding it UNBEARABLE. He just seems to always reek of an ashtray. Disgusting.
at wanting to strangle DH, pregnancy for me amplifies emotions, so I go from being mildly annoyed to rage sometimes with DH on certain things, so I try to bite my tongue until my brain can catch up and let me know if this is something I would normally be this pissed about!
I do this too, and then I feel miserable 'cause I can SEE I'm being totally unreasonable and miserable. Hate it. Have been trying to just go lay down instead.
I am feeling SO TIRED today. Have got to catch up on sleep. No work or school for the next 3 nights so I'm going to go to bed with DD every night at like 8. That should do it :)
Yuck yuck yuck! DP was sneaking butts at work (he is an ex smoker but occassionally is an idiot and smokes again til I find out and beat him) and I had SUCH a hard time with it. His boss told him if he saw him smoking he'd tell me- I haven't caught a whiff since ;) SUCH a turn off. Sex is always off the table when I find out he's smoking again ;) Cruel but it tends to work, and I just am not attracted to him when he's a smoker.
my newest symptom aswell as worsening of blackouts is bringing up huge mouthfuls of sick-yum.. and kidneys aer being a pest (another infection :S YUK!) and therefore all my odema is on my hips (damn wheelchair makes it all pool there) and keep going in and out of retention/wee is full of ketones so body is obviously dehydrated no matter how much i drink! argh.. bodys!! got a tubigrip for my hips today, they had to give me a rugby player thigh one as the one they tryed to give me for my hips was like a skirt ;) this is with odema all over my hips.. its weird i always think my hips are huge.. but i think im just generally petite so big hips in comparison to rest of my body.. but body is a bit on the elongated pixie side to start with.. feeling the baby looooads now.. he is sooo heavy.. i am always breathless just feel like there is zero oxygen in me!
same.. lol i used to smoke but gave it up due to being preg.. but now i feel sick and cant breathe any time bf smokes anywhere near me (again obviously he doesnt smoke next to me but my nose is SO sensitve to it!
I have had a spot on my belly with each pregnancy that hurts pretty much constantly. It's a few inches above my navel and slightly to the left side. I think I even iced it a few times with DD2.
I am so tired of my tummy being upset all the time. I am trying to make good food choices but the only things that sound good are NOT healthy. 9 more weeks. 9 more weeks.
OM - I had that last time, but not yet this time.
I've been having indigestion too. I woke up (well, was woken up by DS) at about 2 am last night and had a really hard time falling back to sleep. It felt like I was too full (like at a huge Christmas dinner and regret it later full), but I ate supper at 5pm and it wasn't a huge or heavy meal (scrambled eggs with peppers, mushrooms and turkey sausage and some hash browns (baked). So I dunno. Maybe I'll have some ACV before bed tonight and see if it helps.
OM, I am not sure if this is what you are feeling, but just came across this on spinning babies and thought of you:
There are other signs, besides back pain, that indicate that the uterus may not be in position for an ideally positioned baby. Especially, in pregnancy, other signs are more reliable.
A tight spot in the broad ligament will feel, to the mother, as if there is a tight, and often tender, spot in her uterus. It might be near the top or to one side. When the baby's bottom, or head, pushes against this tight spot, it can cause tenderness, a heat, or actually hurt a little. The broad ligament naturally softens at the end of pregnancy. But, for a woman with a breech or posterior baby, her baby may have grown larger and held in that position by one or both tight round ligaments. Special technques would be done to release the tight ligament, such as Walchers.
When the midwife or doctor feels the lower abdomen to find the baby's head their fingers will press on the round ligaments. Pain during this part of the abdominal exam reveals tension in the round ligaments. Tension on one or both sides may be associated with both breech and posterior fetal position. (As is a rotated sacrum, but that may not cause the mother any pain.)
This talks about a tender spot on the uterus as opposed to the belly like you are describing, but I don't know how a tender uterus would feel, it might feel as if it is in the muscles of the belly?
I have that tight spot too, as well as the tenderness down low (when midwife it checking fetal position), it feels like a combo of bruise and zinger/nerve pain (like when you bump your elbow). I also have a rotated sacrum (seeing a chiro for that). Thankfully, babe is currently LOA, but I should probably take my midwife's recommendation and get myself a good pre-natal massage!