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Ugh -- my back (sacrum/tailbone) is just killing me. I rest as much as I can, but even getting up for a couple of hours in the evening (mostly sitting -- minimal walking to the kitchen, etc.) leaves me in agony, to the point where it takes me probably 10 seconds to take each step because lifting my feet is so painful.<br><br>
So now, on DH's orders, I take DS downstairs for breakfast in the morning, fix our lunches and put them in brown bags, and bring them upstairs along with coloring books, DVDs, books, etc. and DS and I just spend the day on my bed so that I can lay down pretty much all day. I feel so bad for DS -- so far he thinks it's kind of fun, but I'm sure he'll get bored of it after a week or so, and will wonder why we're not going to the park, playing outside, etc. Poor kiddo!<br><br>
Anyone else dealing with bedrest with older kids in the house? Got any tips for me?
 

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Can you go to a chiro?? I bet they could fix you right up.<br><br>
I was having some pain early on and went. He wanted me to come back every other week but we can't afford that. But I've noticed that as long as I don't get out of bed and start doing tons of stuff (like speed cleaning b/c people are coming over <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">) that it doesn't come back. So once might be enough if you're luckly.
 

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SUCKY! I hope you feel better soon.<br>
Be prepared then for back labor pain...i hear the tub helps a lot.<br>
Also i have back pain from the pregnancy and i find getting on all fours and/or leaning on a bed/stool really really relieves the pain. my mom uses this from her doula book and she's almost 60 with back pain! it helps!<br><br>
Peace.
 

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Just out of curiousity, why does your DH get to prescribe this? Is he a doctor? Not that it's any of my business, so feel free to not answer.<br><br>
Any way, I second the chiropractor recommendation. I was in incredible pain before I started going, and she fixed me right now.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Just out of curiousity, why does your DH get to prescribe this? Is he a doctor? Not that it's any of my business, so feel free to not answer.</div>
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Just silly wording on my part -- he just felt so bad seeing me hobble around that he insisted that I get as much rest as humanly possible. It's definitely helping -- I feel lots better today (after doing the bedrest thing for 3 days) than I felt last week.<br><br>
I know I should see a chiro, but I've never been so I guess I'm a little wary. I'm going for a pregnancy massage on Saturday at a place that also offers chiro, so I'm going to check it out and ask them some questions.
 

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Oh mama, go to the chiro!!! I go twice a week and literally go in barely able to walk and come out feeling great and walking like normal for at least a day or so after. Is not lasting but it sure makes a difference. I have also had ZERO back pain this pregnancy. Kid you not none. I am normally in agony by now and my back feels great. I think this is all due to seeing my chiro on a regular basis this pregnancy.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I know I should see a chiro, but I've never been so I guess I'm a little wary. I'm going for a pregnancy massage on Saturday at a place that also offers chiro, so I'm going to check it out and ask them some questions.</div>
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Sorry to crash on your DDC, but I wanted to share. I was having sacrum pain a couple weeks ago (not as bad as yours, but definitely interfering with my life), and it went away after I had my massage therapist put extra attention on the area-- you should definitely mention it to him/her. And chiro did nothing for me (he wasn't too experienced w/ pregnant women, though).<br><br>
Hope you get some relief!
 

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Yes, if you go to a Chiro find one that has experience with pregnant woman and/or infants. The two seem to go hand in hand. I found mine here<br><br><a href="http://www.icpa4kids.com/" target="_blank">http://www.icpa4kids.com/</a><br><br>
Hope you feel better soon!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Just silly wording on my part -- he just felt so bad seeing me hobble around that he insisted that I get as much rest as humanly possible.</div>
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Ah, gotcha. Sometimes I'm such a literalist that I don't read between the lines well, LOL.
 

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I had never been either and honestly I didn't really like it (I'm not very touchy feely, and had my dh not been sitting in the room with me I probably would have been totally freaked out) but it really really helped. I felt like crap the rest of the night and the whole next day but the pain was totally gone.<br><br>
I remember reading somewhere if you've got tension spots and someone rubs them out it can release the tension into your body. Anyhow I assume that's why it didn't feel good right away but it was totally worth it long term and I would have gone back if the orginal pain would have come back.
 
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