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Feeling worse than usual all day. Wondering about labour....

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weebigmamma Thu 27-Mar-14 17:48:48

Sore tum/diarrhea, braxton hicks all day long, lower abdomen pain (although I think it feels more like baby pressing on me than actual cramps). I can't seem to do anything but sit on the sofa and I feel massively irritable. End or pregnancy blues!!!!! How will I stick this for another 2 weeks?....

NancyJones Thu 27-Mar-14 17:52:53

Get up and go for a brisk walk. I've done this every night for the last few weeks of each of my pregnancies. It actually helped with all the aches and pains. Even though with one it was more hobbling due to spd. I think it also helps them move nicely down the pelvis and be ready to go. Good luck! The last few weeks are always miserable.

NancyJones Thu 27-Mar-14 17:53:47

Also, if you are actually starting to go into labour it will really benefit you to be so active.

weebigmamma Thu 27-Mar-14 17:56:30

I'm having a section and honestly, I can hardly walk today.

NancyJones Thu 27-Mar-14 18:09:38

Ok, so maybe you don't want to encourage them down the pelvis before your ecs date! grin
I'd still recommend the walk though! I know how you are feeling and it just seems so impossible. But if you're def not in labour and it's just aches and pains then after walking for about 10mins, I found with my spd that the pain in my hips and back started to ease although first few minutes really hurt. But it was also the only way to help me get any sleep in the last few weeks.
Good luck, hope you feel better soon!

weebigmamma Thu 27-Mar-14 18:55:55

Thanks Nancy. Maybe I will give it go- can't hurt! x

Sweetpea86 Thu 27-Mar-14 19:03:52

Sorry you feel like this Hun, I'm feeling blues as well as braxton hicks and same as you can't tell if it's bh or baby stretching , I've stayed in bed all day spd is really getting me down I can't walk down the road with out wanting to cry.

How about a nice long bath with a magazine, iPod or iPad and watch a movie or catch up.
One plus side to having a massive bump resting I pad :p

I didn't expect last few weeks to be so frustrastingly hard. I really hope for my own sanity I don't go over due lol

How long is it till your section ?

weebigmamma Thu 27-Mar-14 19:10:36

Section in 2 weeks! But suddenly that seems like quite a long time lol. Yes I definitely don't remember the final couple of weeks being like this with my first. It was really hard to do the school run this morning and I'm wondering how much longer I'll be able to drive for. Bah!

Sweetpea86 Thu 27-Mar-14 19:39:52

Well hopefully the next weeks will fly by and babies will be here. smile

NancyJones Thu 27-Mar-14 19:43:19

Yes driving is awful at this stage. I had nasty cramping pains yesterday just driving the school run. And even my loosest maternity trousers seem to cut into me whilst driving.

The walking does hurt a little, especially at the beginning but I always found it beneficial. Sorry to sound evangelical!

weebigmamma Thu 27-Mar-14 19:48:53

That's OK, at this stage I will try most things! It's too dark to go out now but I will try a walk tomorrow- might as well! I am wondering if the pain in my lower region is the baby's head dropping. It doesn't feel quite like a cramp, more like when he was breech and dancing on my bladder.

NancyJones Thu 27-Mar-14 19:55:25

Oh in my last pregnancy it was my bladder. I'd go for a wee but because of baby's position my bladder wasn't emptying properly so I'd then have this dull ache which eased if I wee'd again. However, with this second wee I needed to basically straddle the loo, stood up and bent forward. It was the only way to empty my bladder and give relief from the dull ache. Oh the joy!

weebigmamma Thu 27-Mar-14 20:25:59

I am actually going to try that too. Ain't it a glam existence?!

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