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Elective section and SPD - 37+3

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MissObsessed Thu 20-Oct-16 16:23:44

Just after some advice really. I'm currently 37+3 weeks pregnant with my first. I've got quite severe SPD/PGP (crutches, cocodamol, housebound, etc) and am measuring big for dates (measured 40 weeks at my 36 week appointment.)

A growth scan has been done and baby was estimated to be approx 8lb at birth (although I'm convinced baby is bigger) and I'm only 5 feet tall/size 6 with a small pelvis.

I've reached the point where I have had enough. I'm in agony each day and even a trip to the shop with my mum leaves me in severe pain, to the point of almost vomiting with it.

Without soundind dramatic, I don't know how much longer I can cope. Consultant signed me off after my growth scan and basically told me that I will either give birth, fail to progress and have EMCS or baby will get stuck due to my size and have EMCS.

The thought of giving birth without being able to open my legs scares me (had an internal a few weeks ago and that left me in agony and vomiting) and I really don't want to be induced and go down the forceps route, as I've heard that is not good for SPD recovery.

I'm seeing my midwife again next week at 38+3 but the way I'm feeling now I just want an ELCS and get my old life back. I've never felt so low before.

Have I left it too late to discuss an ELCS? Does anyone know how I go about discussing one before my next midwife appointment or who I contact? I've searched for previous threads but can't really find any for this late in pregnancy.

Thank you if you have managed to read right to the end of this sorry ramble blush

Jodie1982 Fri 21-Oct-16 08:23:04

I had severe SPD in every pregnancy, like you housebound, crutches etc. All my consultant would do was induce at 39+6 😔 refused c section as major surgery etc etc. It's always taken a few wks for the SPD to heal afterwards so make sure you have plenty of help and support.
Hopefully you get someone more sympathetic to listen to you. Good luck. I'm going through it again myself, 28wks and it's just started kicking in. 😣

MissObsessed Fri 21-Oct-16 14:31:25

Thank you for replying. If you don't mind me asking, did they induce you in the end or did you go into labour naturally? And how did the SPD affect this?

Jodie1982 Sun 23-Oct-16 15:15:16

Yes was induced at 39+6 and the delivery really aggravated the SPD. I didn't heal. Had physio and was referred for an orthopaedic appt a few months later. It eased up a little but tbh it hasnt been easy, never fully healed. I'm not looking forward to it fully kicking in again. May get an epidural this time round 👍

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