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worsening SPD/babies moving into position/something else?

(8 Posts)
RockerMummy184 Tue 18-Aug-15 08:18:48

I think I overdid it a bit yesterday, I was on my feet batch cooking for most of the day so I don't need to worry about meals for the next few weeks, so by the time I sat down yesterday evening I was quite exhausted.

I had a lot of BH, but after a while I started to get more painful stabbing type pains in my lower right side (poss round ligament pain?).

I took some painkillers and tried to get comfortable but for the rest of the night I have had awful pressure downstairs and in my bum.

I've also had awful, awful hip/back pain that's woken me up every half hour during the night. I'm also getting horrible cramps in my thighs (I used to get these when I was having my period).

Do we think this is just a case of needing to rest a bit more today? Or are the babies maybe getting themselves into position (hence the pressure)?

dietcokemonster Tue 18-Aug-15 08:22:28

Was just about to post about this - afraid no answers but woke up last night having nightmare my bum and legs were on fire it was so bad!!! Not got twins and if you're batch cooking think you're a hero so doubt am struggling half as much as you but huge sympathy and lurking here to see if you get any helpful suggestions!! Bum absolutely killing me!!!

shiteforbrains Tue 18-Aug-15 08:30:39

For the last 2 months of pregnancy I had this every night. I had SPD and nerve issues so if the hips and pelvis didn't get me the searing hot pokers in my thighs would. The hips got worse towards the end and the thighs got better, I assume as DS wiggled in to position.

Hips/pelvis instantly better after birth, nerves took a few months to go completely but 18wks on are totally better.

If I had been on my feet either batch cooking or manically cleaning things it was always worse.

Good luck! smile

RockerMummy184 Tue 18-Aug-15 10:18:26

Thank you for the reassurance brains. Glad everything goes back to normal quite quickly afterwards. I was dreading the prospect of having to recover from a potential section with the back/pelvis problems too!

I'm having a nice warm lavender bath to try and calm the BH which seem to have started up again. The stabbing pains in my lower right side are quite puzzling...Any other time I've suffered from round ligament pain it's eased with rest, but this seems to be happening constantly.
I'm seeing my consultant tomorrow so will mention it to her.

FeelTheNoise Tue 18-Aug-15 12:14:50

How many weeks are you? I'm 36 weeks and baby's head has just engaged. The Braxton hicks feel much worse now, as does my spd. Hurry up baby grin

LilacWine7 Tue 18-Aug-15 12:36:42

Interesting, I'm going through the same thing! A few days ago I had a lot of strong BH accompanied by lower back pain and period-type pains. Panicked in case it was premature labour! Midwife reassured me it wasn't. BH eased off a bit the next day but my SPD has been worse ever since, lower back is agony and bump has now dropped, so I think baby's head has engaged. Last night I couldn't sleep on my left side due to a stabbing pain in lower-right abdomen, but was ok sleeping on right side with pillow under bump. Painful when baby squirms/kicks in that spot and it's a stitch-like pain when I walk. Wonder what causes it??

RockerMummy184 Tue 18-Aug-15 12:45:00

feel I'm 31 weeks. Ds was induced at 42 weeks and had shown no signs of moving. He didn't engage until I was in labour so I have no idea if these strange feelings/pains are to be expected.

lilac that description is spot on (apart from the BH have continued into today). I'm assuming the pain is muscular/ligament related, contractions aren't so stingy and sharp. Very odd that it doesn't stop whilst laid down though. How far on are you?

Skiptonlass Tue 18-Aug-15 21:04:31

I've got horrid spd and I've had a couple of times where I think he's kind of squirmed himself into a funny position and it's left me in quite a bit of pain. I also had the funny 'sharp elbow or something' in the lower right quadrant. It surprising how different it feels depending on how he lies!

I've been getting onto all fours and getting dh to jiggle the bump - it seems to get him off my spine and makes me more comfy.

Hope it goes well with the consultant tomorrow! You've reminded me to put a chair in the kitchen when I start my batch bake a thon as well smile

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