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sparklymieow Wed 05-Jan-05 14:19:41

i have done a lot of walking today, and now can barely walk without being in pain. I have had to arranage a lift this afternoon for getting me to midwife appointment and picking up dd1 from school.

The pain is concentrated in my lower back, and lower pelvic area. This happened when pregnant with dd2, but not until 35 weeks, and i was perscribed paracetamol and codeine, but felt very out of it. I am 31/32 weeks now.

misdee Wed 05-Jan-05 14:20:04

oops, this is misdee, not mieow!!

popsycal Wed 05-Jan-05 14:20:17

didnt know you were preg mieow!
or is this misdee?

popsycal Wed 05-Jan-05 14:21:31

thougth so lol

i have exactly the same
and i am off to a drop in physio for pregnant ladies with back pain next tuesday
will let you know what they recommned

do you sometimes get shooting pain in your lower pelvis and cant put weight on your leg? or have to sit on one bottom cheek?

misdee Wed 05-Jan-05 14:24:22

yes!! my hips ache in the morning and find it hard to get out of bed, and in and out of the car as well.

popsycal Wed 05-Jan-05 14:25:02

i always lie on my left side in bed but cant as it is my left hip

popsycal Wed 05-Jan-05 14:26:15

The midwife said it could just be ;one of those things' but we are lucky to have this physio drop in thing ere so i will go and see!

someone (mears i think) said for spd, press your pubic bone and if it hurts like hell it is probably spd......

misdee Wed 05-Jan-05 14:26:26

atm i am using all of dh pillows for extra support in bed on legs/hips as he is in hospital again, but then the kids want to climb in as well and have to get their own pillows.

i just couldnt belive the pain today, was in tears walking to mieows from the hospital (2 min walk maximum!)

popsycal Wed 05-Jan-05 14:26:55

also, i find hopping is the only way i can get around the house occasionally...very comical though

popsycal Wed 05-Jan-05 14:27:31

oh honey - it is one more thing that you just don't need

do you find it sometimes just vanishes as well?

misdee Wed 05-Jan-05 14:28:02

i have a weird walk, like a hobbling waddle atm

oh look its us 2 moaning again

misdee Wed 05-Jan-05 14:29:19

TBh i am getting used to my life of events lol

i'm gonna become a script writer for eastenders one of these days.

popsycal Wed 05-Jan-05 14:29:39

yes me too!
yes we are the moaners of the march thread aren;t we!

we should be out riding our bikes like pidge!

misdee Wed 05-Jan-05 14:31:36

oh gawd, i cant imagine getting my legs high enough to get onto a bike!

popsycal Wed 05-Jan-05 14:32:23

i know lol

anyway
hope things are improving with dh and that you are getting some help with the girls

and get hopping!

Momof2 Wed 05-Jan-05 14:37:37

Hi Misdee - I have been suffering from lower back pelvic pain and got an appointment with the physio midwife a couple of months ago. She gave me a very large tubigrip to wear during the day - it fits from just under my boobs to the bottom of my bump. She also told to me do tummy exersises - where you breath in like you are tightening a belt to the next notch and then hold it there while counting and breathing to 5 - do this 5 times 3 times a day - this will help strengthen your tummy muscles - and then pelvic floor exersices too. When you stand up squeese your bum cheeks together and make sure you sit with your back straight and try not to walk with your bump out, also get a straight backed chair to sit on rather than a sofa (she recommended trying to borrow an old fashioned wing backed chair if anyone had one - but I use a rocking chair) what else....Pillows between your knees to sleep on but also more between your ankles so your ankles are highter than your knees. No lifting, ironing, pushing shopping trolley, vaccuming, etc. Think that was most of it - oh towel folded under bump when you are lying down to support your bump, and rolled towel to sit in small of your back when sitting to correct posture. Sit when putting on clothes rather than hop on one leg, there that's it I think, and I have to say that as long as I am careful most days are fairly pain free now. HTH

popsycal Wed 05-Jan-05 14:39:00

No lifting, ironing, pushing shopping trolley, vaccuming, etc


oooooh i love this!

misdee Wed 05-Jan-05 14:40:10

so do i!!

shame i'm the only one available to do the shopping atm.

Momof2 Wed 05-Jan-05 14:41:54

As you can imagine I exaggerated to DP and said that the midwife was even concerned about standing to wash up, make sandwiches, dust (as this causes sneezing and may strain my back) cleaning of any sort etc etc.

popsycal Wed 05-Jan-05 14:43:17

sounds fab!

Pidge Wed 05-Jan-05 14:52:55

Hi you two long-sufferers!! If it's any comfort I get a lot of pain from walking any distance too. And after dd was born I could barely walk 50 yards without having to sit down.

To be honest it's easier to cycle, cos you just sit there and it's non weight-bearing, if that makes any sense. Even so, yesterday I pulled a groin muscle getting off the bike. Plus before Christmas I managed to pull a muscle in the top of my bump (who'd have thought there was a muscle there to pull!!). Just thought I'd make sure you don't think I'm bionic woman !

popsycal Wed 05-Jan-05 15:00:14

oh but you are, pidge!
i am in awe of your pregnant athleticism!

Pidge Wed 05-Jan-05 15:10:06

Am just very lucky that I've been so well - but believe me I'm beginning to creak quite a bit these days! It's a darn inconvenient thing that walking and standing around can be so painful.

Anyway, think the cycling will have to bite the dust soon as the bump is beginning to get in the way of my pedalling!

sparklymieow Wed 05-Jan-05 16:43:37

lol me pregnant!!! NO WAY!!! think someone used my putta earlier

Leogaela Wed 05-Jan-05 17:17:00

I am sure none of mind about the moaning misdee & popsycal. If you look again most of us are having a moan and have a lot less to moan about!

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