Woke around 6am and when dh went to cuddle me I shrieked at him to remove his arm from my tummy. Found I had so much pain/pressure on my lower right side I couldn't actually sit up without help.
Fast forward 3.5 hours and I've been able to bring my legs up to try and deflate... nothing much to write home about there. No relief when trying to go to the loo. Just had a warm bath which was soothing, but am still hobbling around clutching my tummy.
Is this just a bad case of well and truly trapped wind or worth phoning about? For the most part of this pregnancy I've had a pretty "what will be will be" attitude, owing to disbelief we actually managed to conceive. Now I've felt the tiny human move, I'm questioning every twitch and anxious to be sure he/she is okay.
Hopefully just wind but if in doubt, ask your mw. If you can't get the mw, can you go down to the EPU at all?
a tip for trapped wind in pregnancy that is ludicrous but works - get on all 4's, wrists, elbows and shoulders in a straight line, knees under hips etc. Then make figure of 8's with your hips, dipping as low and high as you can.
Make sure you're home alone unless your other half enjoys volleys of farts!!!
Definitely get it checked - the pregnancy assessment unit or triage at the maternity section should be open. I walked straight into the pregnancy assessment unit near work (ie not the one I was booked in to have the baby) for bleeding and stomach ache which turned out to be constipation but they were very reassuring. Hope you get it sorted.
Bit tearful mainly because I'm so peed off. Can't get to see a gp (naturally) and the on call ones can't see pregnant woman for some ludicrous reason. Have now been told by early pregnancy unit and gp reception that the only way I can get in is via a&e.
local midwife phone still switched off with no voicemail and and pregnancy assement have a peremantly busy line.
Going to try and walk around the block and see if anything is releieved and if not I guess I'm going to have to try and drive myself to a&e feeling like a complete timewasting moron buffoon because I've exhausted all options I've been given.
Get yourself to A&E OP. On your green notes there should be the correct number to call for your out or hours maternity service. I'd be majorly disappointed in your midwife if out of hours numbers haven't been provided.
Yep, absolutely right OP - a&e it is until you're about 22 weeks - a&e will check your stats and then send you up to EPU. Do NOT feel like a time waster. If it's severe pain, it needs to be checked out.
I had an appendix while pregnant with my first child. No one believed me until the Consultant came in and felt my stomach and I nearly hit hi--m --and screamed louder than the woman who was crowning next door. Midwives completely dismissed me. I was literally sprinted to the operating theatre. You know what bad pain feels like . Best wishes Claire