1st time mum now 40+4 and I have suffered with sciatica for weeks now.
Last Thursday/Friday night it came to a head I was in agony with it and just watched the clock go round again - I'm so tired and baby isn't even here yet - and last night awake at 0120 finally dropped off again on the sofa at around 0600. At one point I wanted to cry.
My hips/pelvis lock, my back locks, the pain wakes me in the night nothing i do makes me comfortable, I end up pains down my legs, knees I've got cramp in my calf muscles in the night that also wakes me if the sciatica doesn't. When I go to get out of bed I must look about 90 years old to try and get my body moving again.
I rang the community midwife number on Friday morning she advised I can't be putting up with this -ring the hospital get an appointment with a consultant for that day and get a plan together.
Rang hospital midwife OK but very reluctant to give me a consultant appointment finally got one for tomorrow. I also have to ring the community midwife line again tomorrow for a sweep.
So I'm thinking go for the sweep anyway it might set things off see the consultant - they'll know I've been for a sweep it will be in my notes but I don't want them to "poo poo" me - what can I say to convince them if this sweep doesn't work I need a plan I can't go on for this for another week and a half as my hospital let you go 12 days over.
Any fab suggstions apart from the consultant being faced with a women that is on the edge!!