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Hospital admission, SPD, induction and morphine...

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Beeeeckyy Fri 04-Mar-16 17:47:40

So I thought I would share my story in the hope someone may have some experience or advice they can share..

Throughout pretty much the whole of my pregnancy (FTM) I have had terrible SPD/PGP I used crutches for the majority and ended up in a wheelchair to get around. I tried physio and had her end up saying there isn't anything she can do for me and to come back once the baby is born. At 34 weeks I was crying in agony daily and simply unable to cope and admitted into hospital through my midwife and the day assessment unit.

At the hospital they have been able to try and manage my pain with stronger medication. They have been giving me oral morphine called oramorph which has helped immensely. However I am still very immobile. They have also given me daily physio (someone who actually touches the painful areas!) and also have been trying acupuncture. The acupuncture has been a weird one, having semi-permanent studs has definitely helped to get me sleeping some more though!

I am now being induced on Monday (37 weeks) they have warned me that induction can take a while and may resort in an emergency c section.

I would love to hear stories from anyone who has been induced, has had a natural delivery with SPD (is all fours a good choice?) or has had to recover from a c section with sever SPD and also anyone who has taken morphine during pregnancy?

Having to be on such strong pain relief has made me feel so guilty to know that my baby boy could have withdrawal symptoms, despite the reassurance from most of the midwives.. Its hard to believe I would ever be able to forgive myself if he is badly affected but unfortunately it is something I have had to do to be able to keep him cooking until 37 weeks.. Anybody else's experience with this would be so appreciated!

NattyTile Fri 04-Mar-16 18:09:03

From experience with neonates, withdrawing isn't fun, but if the hospital knows about it in advance, they will have a plan to ease your baby through it which will help a lot. It's when they aren't expecting it, or don't know what the mother has been taking (usually illegally) that it's tougher on the child. And, at this stage of pregnancy, it's unlikely to cause lasting issues for your baby - the scare stories out there are generally from prolonged and high useage right from the start of the pregnancy.

Please try not to worry. You're in the right place, and your baby will be too.

Beeeeckyy Fri 04-Mar-16 18:38:50

Thank you so much for the reassurance NattyTile, unfortunately it's one of those things that you can't help but feel guilty about. We have been told aswell that he has a cyst and may have some problems with his liver so it's just more to worry about and has been getting me very emotional. We are just trying to stay positive and focusing on getting to meet our baby boy very soon. On the plus side, the daily observations on him fill me with confidence as he is still one very active baby!

NattyTile Sat 12-Mar-16 07:25:04

Hope he and you are doing well now.

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