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stuck in the bed! 33 weeks and spd. how do i get out?

(11 Posts)
Bunnylion Thu 18-Jul-13 18:43:17

I asked my midwife and she said to take 2 paracetamols before bed so the pain doesn't wake me up when I move during the night.

Otherwise a physio referral - but by the time that appointment comes along I'll probably have had my baby.

jennimoo Thu 18-Jul-13 18:16:26

Satin pjs is a great idea, I'll have to see if I can find some.

FoofFighter Thu 18-Jul-13 13:53:21

I don't have SPD but have back problems and was going to suggest similar to LittleMilla, get some satin sheets, it really does help!

Bunnylion Thu 18-Jul-13 10:53:34

I really hope you're not STILL stuck in bed grin

Keep your knees together and roll on to your side, swing legs off bed together, stand up and waddle. The knees together bit is the only thing that seems to alleviate any degree of pain for me.

A few ladies have said they were referred to physios, were they any help? What did they do?

LittleMilla Thu 18-Jul-13 08:30:44

Buy some satin pj bottoms. Generally not the nicest things but it makes manoeuvring around in bed SO much easier. I have sworn by mine for last pg and also this one.

jennimoo Thu 18-Jul-13 07:40:47

I use hands on head board to get rolled into the facing out of bed position then hands on nice sturdy bedside table and kind of roll out...

I'm 34 weeks and going to try to get GP to refer to physio or something today as its getting worse sad

phantomhairpuller Thu 18-Jul-13 07:34:47

I remember those days sad don't envy you one bit OP.

I found best way is like first post suggests. Just grit your teeth and do it as quickly as possible!

It won't be forever smile

thanks purple I think that is what I am trying to do but not successfully. I'll keep working at it.

I dontvwant pain meds but thanks for the suggestion I am generally OK once I am up as long as I don't hoover, mop etc but its getting out of bed which is the hardest by a mile!

lozza22 Wed 17-Jul-13 22:51:12

hi, if it is unbearable or gets worse then doc will prescribe certain pain meds if the benefit to mother is outweighing risk to baby. a colleague of mine had his wife have this and she got tablets on prescription, i forget the sort now, but her baby is healthy. i had this to some degree last pregnancy but managed to limp on with paracetomol but had it got very bad i dont think they would have cut it alone. Hav a chat with midwife and see what she thinks x

PurplePoppySeed Wed 17-Jul-13 22:45:21

Physio advice I got - From lying on side, swing legs over the side of the bed keeping knees aligned, then push yourself up with arms whilst using legs (still together) as cantilever, keeping hips as straight as possible as you come up... Not sure if I've explained that well, but she said trying to use stomach muscles I the later stages puts strain in lower back and back of pelvis.

I mostly sleep facing left with a/pillow between my legs and quite propped up to stop heartburn, but if I try to get up from lying like that my pelvis gives off the most Almighty click as it moves and is agonising. if I roll onto my back it it very hard to sit up and that just really hurts when I put my weight onto my pelvis then try to move out. my only approach is to go one of these options as quickly as possible.

does anyone have a magic solution to this?

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