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When will I start to feel uncomfortable?

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pruney1977 Sun 25-Sep-11 22:15:30

Evening all
I'm currently 27w4 and have felt really quite well all through my pregnancy but now I'm wondering when I will start to feel uncomfortable.
I find bending down hard, not physically, but because I can't breathe when I do (I find squatting much easier) and I walk slower (even though I've yet to gain any weight at all but then I weigh over 22stone anyway!) but that's it really.
I do a physical job (I'm a carer) but I go on maternity leave in 4 weeks time, not because I feel I need to but because I didn't know what to expect and thought I might be knackered by that point. At present though, I still have a lot of energy.
So I'm just wondering really, when things will start to get uncomfortable.

Merinda Sun 25-Sep-11 22:39:01

Well, I am sure everyone is very different, but for me it is this week: I am 29+5, and for the first time this week started having problems with sleep, feet started to swell up a bit + getting a bit breathless.
Obviously, bending down is hard as is going up the stairs... It is not too bad yet, and not all the time, but I have my moments... grin

hairylights Sun 25-Sep-11 23:03:56

I'm 24 weeks and have been feeling uncomfy for a while, so I guessitvaries person to person.

Penelope1980 Sun 25-Sep-11 23:05:42

I didn't really start getting uncomfy and tired until about 35 weeks, but had a desk job which helped. I was fine before then, but at that point it felt like my pregnancy hit me like a brick wall! Everyone is different though, I had a very easy time until then.

pushmepullyou Sun 25-Sep-11 23:13:09

I felt a little slower at about 29 weeks but didn't really start to feel uncomfortable until 34 weeks. Was pretty much OK until 39 weeks with DC2 though

pruney1977 Sun 25-Sep-11 23:24:53

So perhaps having my maternity leave start in 4 weeks was a prudent decision. I can't imagine ever feeling uncomfortable in pregnancy, am sure it will take me all by surprise (as will the baby).

MummyAbroad Mon 26-Sep-11 01:15:12

I went from comfortable to uncomfortable overnight at 34 weeks, this is my second pregnancy and with my first I felt fine right up until week 40 - I went 8 days over and those last 8 days were the worst - I was huge.

CrazyAlien06 Mon 26-Sep-11 06:15:36

Hi, I finished work at 28 weeks ( was on a contract covering another primary school teachers maternity leave!) so can't say how I would be feeling if I had continued to work but here are my thoughts.
I undertook my dog walking duties all through my pregnancy up until 37 weeks when I finally admitted defeat as the poor dog was walking about 1/2 mph lol. Otherwise i don't really feel uncomfortable as such ( am 39+2) now, I've been attending aquanatal classes and general swimming and joining DH on extra dog walks at the weekend especially designed for my new slower pace lol.
Getting off the sofa takes a minute longer but that's about it!
I'm 5th 10" with a lovely neat football bump plonked on my front so think that helps, a few friends are shorter and can't drive now as their bump is in the way.
I've only suffered from heartburn which I've never had before and mild back ache( a little worse since baby has decided to lay back to
Id advise to keep as active as possible :0)

CrazyAlien06 Mon 26-Sep-11 06:16:36

Oh but I also haven't slept properly since 12 weeks....

Iggly Mon 26-Sep-11 07:25:57

By 36 weeks with DS I had had enough and was so glad to be stopping work. This was mentally and physically. He was born 41+1 so by the end boy did I struggle.

Am 30 weeks with DC2. So far I'm ok, just heartburn and get tired running after DS. Plus sleep is getting harder!

LDNmummy Mon 26-Sep-11 08:21:08

It all depends on the individual and external factors. Just be happy you are not part of the group who feel uncomfortable from day one.

I started to feel really uncomfortable after 30 weeks when my body really started telling me to slow down. i still get annoyed when i realise i can't walk as fast as my brain is telling my body too.

Bumpsadaisie Mon 26-Sep-11 11:45:51

In my experience it creeps up quickly. For me, up 34 weeks was fine (big and some difficult sleeping, but generally ok).

But by 36 weeks I was dead on my feet and really struggling to do stuff. Baby has grown quickly and the uncomfyness has just gone up a gear. Im now 37 weeks and in the "desperate to get this baby out" mode!

edwinbear Mon 26-Sep-11 15:22:52

I'm 31 weeks and just started feeling uncomfortable, but then I'm measuring 36cms so am the size of 36 weeks.

CitizenOscar Mon 26-Sep-11 15:33:39

I can't remember exactly but I think it was about 37 weeks. I still felt well but increasingly unwieldy!

Flisspaps Mon 26-Sep-11 15:40:15

I don't think I did until the end. I finished work at 38 weeks.

cluckypoo Mon 26-Sep-11 19:28:37

I'm finishing work this Friday at 39 weeks and i feel fine. Slightly unwieldy but nothing too troublesome.

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