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Ok, does anyone else have this problem? For the past 3 or so weeks my pelvic/pubic bones and low back hurt so badly I can barely walk. In fact last week I slept without my good ol' pillow between my knees and when I tried to get up to go to the bathroom, I couldn't. I tried to take a step and the pain was so crippling I would have fallen if DH wasn't there to catch me. It just keeps getting worse and worse. I know its probably that the baby is dropped or whatever, but I don't know how much longer I can stand being in 24/7 pain like this. I have 4 weeks left before shes due, and if my other 2 are any indication, she won't be early at all.<br><br>
HELP! Does anyone know what I can do to ease this pain?
 

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Chiropractor - stat! Ideally you could find one that specializes in the Webster Technique for pregnancy (go to <a href="http://www.icpa4kids.com" target="_blank">www.icpa4kids.com</a> to find one). I've had that same pain for several weeks though maybe not as bad as you're having it and the chiro is doing wonders for me. After 3 treatments, I can get up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night without having to hang onto the walls and doorways to get there. The chiro I found does payment plans and even does a home visit to adjust Mom and baby after birth.<br><br>
Other than that, try to keep your legs parallel, especially when getting in and out of chairs and the car. You might want to reassess the pillow between your knees and get a thinner one if it is splaying your thighs out too much. I've also found that balancing things on my hip to carry them (the kid, laundry baskets, etc.) is a no-no for me. I hope you get some relief soon! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2">
 

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I was right there with you a few weeks ago. Couldn't get up...couldn't pick up my legs to walk....had to pull myself along on the walls and dressers to get to the bathroom. Found a chiropractor that is certified in the webster technique from the icpa4kids site and since then....I can move! I still have some occasional aches and pain at night...but NOTHING like before...I can't recommend a chiropractor enough!
 

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A few weeks ago I was having the same problem!! But within the last week it has just magically went away, and I have done nothing different! So maybe if you hold out a little longer it will just disappear!!
 

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I have beeb having the same problem. Sunday i was in so much pain that I slept on my chase lounge with my feet hanging off of it because I couldn't lift them up. I will be 37 weeks tomorrow and I don't think I could jold on for another 3. I have started to even have excessive sweeling in my feet and hands. I am so ready to have my little one.
 

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Wow thanks for the tip, it looks like there's one right in my town!! Hopefully I'll be able to get in there.
 

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Totally w/ya!<br>
Are you able to get in a tub? I did...it takes me a while due to the belly, but was soooo worth it! if you have Epsom salt add to the bath as it contains naturally occurring magnesium which relax muscles and joint pain..Also a touch of Lavender Essential oil is nice too! I put both in my bath and it was wonderful!<br><br>
Blessings!
 

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I made an appointment for monday morning...but now reading up about the webster technique, it looks like its primarily for breech babies, which mine is not. Do you think it will still help?
 

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Yes. I think the breech thing is the most marketable aspect of the Technique, so that's what you hear most about. WT is about helping to get your pelvis back into a balanced position via adjusting muscles, ligaments and bones. If your baby is breech because your pelvis is tight and in a funky off-kilter shape, then just the act of re-balancing it can help give your baby enough room to turn. But it won't make your vertex baby flip. It can help vertex babies into better positioning, but for me it has been all about the pain relief.<br><br>
I'm excited for you to have your appointment! I got a little run down of WT before getting on the table. Hopefully you'll have the chance to ask questions too.
 
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