I'm recovering (slowly) from an episode of sciatica which started around October time. I was planning to try for another baby in January - timing was carefully planned due to mat pay/childcare/work contract issues. Ideally I'd leave it 6 months but it's either now or in a couple of years time when I'll be getting on a bit. I'm still getting pain and pins and needles in my leg. Has anyone got pregnant in this situation? I suppose there's no way of predicting whether things would continue to get better or get much worse...
I get sciatica but only for a day or so at a time and normally a night or two on the floor sets it right again. It has definitely been worse whilst I've been pregnant. I think it's because I hold myself differently because of the massive bump messing up my centre of gravity.
To be fair, there are so many pregnancy problems that I'm not sure I'd put it off- you may get back/pelvis issue or not!! Good luck kxx
Thanks Katy. The only thing that worries me is the lack of effective painkillers I can take in pregnancy! You're right about there being so many different problems you can get. Have you been offered any physio for it whilst pregnant?
I have sciatica when I'm not pregnant, not terribly but badly enough to keep me awake at night (which is when it flares up generally).
In my first pregnancy it went away completely - it was wonderful! I had a touch of SPD but apart from feeling like I'd been kicked in the lady-parts for a couple of seconds when I stood up from my desk, nothing major.
This time around, my sciatica (and SPD) are a lot worse and I'm only 25 weeks. It's really really hit and miss.
One thing I would say is that my chiropractor worked wonders for it when I wasn't pregnant, and it may be worth seeing someone like that before TTC?
Thanks - it would be amazing if things got better rather than worse! I had SPD last time around so no doubt I would have that to contend with too. I wouldn't want to go to a Chiropractor. I get pins and needles just standing up, who knows what spinal manipulation would do to me. At least I should be able to get some physio by the sound of it.