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Anyone had baby resting on sciatic nerve?

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Gerty1002 Tue 07-May-13 15:33:17

Baby is resting on my sciatic nerve today and the pain in my lower back, bum and leg is excruciating! Walking just a few steps almost brings me to tears... any tips for bringing relief or for getting baby to shift position? I'm 23+4, first pg.

shelley72 Tue 07-May-13 16:40:28

i have this quite a lot lately, following on from ligament / sacral joint pain earlier in pregnancy. the only thing i find helps is heat - so a warm bath, warm hot water bottle etc. and to sit / lie without putting extra pressure on it. it does ease once the baby moves but yep its excruciating. not sure how to encourage baby to move (mine is stubborn and moves when they feel like it). i have also been seeing a pregnancy osteopath (more for the joint trouble) and they are also very good at sorting it out. the joys eh?!

FoofFighter Tue 07-May-13 16:53:06

get on all fours as often as you can, will relieve the pressure, no lying back slouching on the sofa!

beckie90 Tue 07-May-13 17:03:26

As all above said. Also my gp prescribed me cocodamol for the days I couldn't walk cause of it. So that might be worth a visit x

Gerty1002 Tue 07-May-13 17:57:01

Thanks for tips, thankfully I'm off work until Thursday but I work in a gastropub so I'm on my feet all day when I'm there. If it's still like this come Thursday it'll have to be a trip to the docs!

MrsLianeB Tue 07-May-13 19:10:19

I'm a staff nurse also on my feet all day! I have been seeing a chiropractor for the last 6 weeks she has managed to loosen the joints as it was alocked joint rather than the baby sitting on the nerve. It has done wonders albeit at a cost - but worth every penny after the session I put an ice pack on my lower back and a heat pad or hot water bottle on my bum cheek. Having a few days off work and resting really helps and eases the pain. (im 26 wks)

Gonnabmummy Tue 07-May-13 22:07:12

Happened to me also first preg! Deary me was crying like mad with lots of help from DP got upstairs and while bath was running stayed on all fours while he rubbed back. Eased once in bath didn't dare get out but all was well after half hour x

Gerty1002 Wed 08-May-13 12:04:11

It seems to have eased off a little today after using almost all of your tips so thanks again - still a few twinges when walking but not nearly as bad. Just hope it doesn't become a regular occurence!

MissLurkalot Thu 09-May-13 16:30:25

Yes! It comes and goes thank Christ!
It reeeeeeealky hurts.. My poor rump! My poor outer thigh...
I too have been seeing an osteo throughout pregancy, every 6 weeks and it does help..
I'm 38 weeks with baby no4 and he is lying on my left side.
I felt my bump drop a bit last week, and that was when my 'rump' and nerve in my outer thigh began locking. Only for a moment though.. I help like a puppy!
I saw the osteo two days ago, and I feel so much better.. But when I've hoovered, mopped the floor or basically over done it, the nerve spasms.
Also, when lying down, and I go to move , it goes then.
I just have to make sure I move slowly initially.

Omg! Cramp in my leg is worse though! L

MissLurkalot Thu 09-May-13 16:36:08

Look what I've found... This is exactly what I've got!

http://www.babycentre.co.uk/a564618/pelvic-girdle-pain-pgp

EntWife Thu 09-May-13 17:15:58

was just about to post about pelvic girdle pain. It is unlikely to be sciatica. That occurs in only about 1% of women.

I have had PGP in two previous pregnancies and it has started again with this one. The only way i have found to function is to use a maternity support belt. A proper big ass one, not one of this discreet belly bands.

This is what i have...http://www.physiotherapystore.com/maternity+support+belt.html

it helps enormously.

EntWife Thu 09-May-13 17:16:19

well that link died. Trying again

www.physiotherapystore.com/maternity+support+belt.html

MissLurkalot Thu 09-May-13 19:16:04

Thanks Entwife.

Blobby11 Thu 09-May-13 19:46:09

I've been having physio for this. She recommended using a tennis ball at home which has really helped. Sit on hard chair (ie something that doesn't give) then put a tennis ball under your buttock. Move it around until you get a painful bit. Keep it there until you can feel it easing a bit, then move on to the next sore patch.

Definitely mention it to your midwife as you should be able to get a referral for physio

cupcake78 Thu 09-May-13 20:33:18

I had this for a few weeks. Got on all fours each night and baby moved eventually. Have had no trouble since.

MissLurkalot Fri 10-May-13 10:59:31

I've been walking like they said to walk, arch back, bump out and swinging arms.. It resets the pelvis. Have to say they despite looking like a complete twat, it works! And have stopped lying back or slouching on sofa. Also lifting my knees up to my chest and rocking myself up when getting out of bed... It all works.
Still sore from over doing the walking etc, but all these things are really helping.

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