Ok so it takes me forever to get pregnant (3 years w/ number one, almost 2 with number 2) and so I want to start trying now, but I am scared... I think my body might be broken.
I had a wonderful home birth with dd2, standing in the shower with one leg elevated against the side of the tub. It was what my body wanted. About 3 weeks after dd2 was born I had extream pain in my lower abdomen. Both my midwife and myself decided that it was an ovarian cyst, but midwife suggested that I go get an untrasound just to make sure everything was ok. I don't have health insurance and we couldn't justify the cost at the time so we decided against it. Well since dd2's birth I have been having odd pains in the left side of my pelvis and left leg joint (the leg that was elevated durring birth) If I move a certain way (like doing sit-ups) or rolling over from back to side I get a mass amount of pain that area. The best way to describe it is like my bone is trying to break out of my body.
Now, I know you gals are not doctors. But as mentioned above, we have no health insurance so its not like I can run out for a check-up. And I am not sure how to google that ( :) ) but is pain like that 'normal' I don't want to get preganant and have this massive problem that is going to restrict me to a c/s or cause bigger problems later on..
And yes, I know I need to go to the doctor. But I can't afford health insuarnce that costs more per month then my mortgage or a trip to the doctor that could easily eat up my food budget for 2 months... anyway...
This comment was edited by Mulvah.
You know, it's so hard to say. There are so many organs down there, it could be anything. But if it was that bad and resolved on it's own, a cyst is a good bet. Maybe you are getting cysts that are pressing on nerves to the leg that was up? A friend of mine that that and she does some stretches and I guess it makes the muscles more flexible to press against and she doesn't have as much pain. She did need to have a massive cyst removed though. :(