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Would crutches seem like attention-seeking?

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MakeHayIsAWhaleNow Wed 16-Oct-13 18:20:48

I am only 24 weeks pregnant, but have been suffering badly with back and pelvis pain. This is something that has affected me before - I have a dodgy lumbar region anyway (i hyper-extend and have possible disk damage from a childhood accident) and have had PGP to varying degrees in previous pregnancies. I have been seeing a chiropractor who straightened my pelvis and really helped, but cannot help my back, unfortunately.

Anyway, I have a long walk to/from school, uphill, and it really aggravates it. Today due to rain I had a big umbrella and was using it as a walking stick which seemed to help a bit - and now I am thinking longingly of the crutches we have in the shed, just for days when it's really bad, but I would really feel like I am attention-seeking especially as I am relatively early on in my pg.... What would you think if you saw someone with a tiny bump using them? And would I then be stuck with them for the remainder of my pg (which seems a very very long time....)? Any experience of using crutches in pg?

Thank you in advance....

Featherbag Thu 17-Oct-13 16:20:24

Tell your DH when he carries the baby he can have an opinion on the crutches!

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