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help...pains and size of baby worries!!

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CrazyDi Tue 08-Feb-05 20:15:43

Hi..I am 31 weeks with baby number 3 but am having severe side effects with this one!! I am having backache, heartburn, swollen feet, itching and am suffering with severe anaemia which makes me pass out a couple of times a week at least!! I react to any medication, especially iron, which obviously doesnt help the anaemia!!

The biggest worries at the mo is that I am experiencing really bad pain in my hip/groin/legs and somedays find it hard to get up and walk! I move like a slug and cant even turn over in bed without waking everyone with my moans and screams as it is this normal and just babies position?

The second worry is that I am seriously huge..people think that i am full term, not 31 weeks, and i am twice the size as i was at the end of both previous pregnancies...does this mean i am having a mega huge baby?? is there anyway to tell? My belly feels completely 'full of baby' and when he moves its kind of everywhere, if you know what i mean...both sides!!

Sorry for blabbing on and hope someone can put my mind at ease!!

samwifewithkid Tue 08-Feb-05 20:36:04

Can't offer any advice, only sympathy I am 33 weeks pg and I do feel for you!

misdee Tue 08-Feb-05 20:38:09

have you had liver function tests done for the itching?

CrazyDi Tue 08-Feb-05 20:42:41

Yes..They did some liver function tests and they came back normal, so must be stretching everywhere!! I have scars from head to toe from scratching so had to lose my nails!!

Skribble Tue 08-Feb-05 23:56:30

The pain in the groin could be caused by the ligament between the pelvic bones softening and stretching. Often worse when turning. Sorry can't remember the name.

Mid wife will give you a big body sized tube bandage which basicly holds you together. It does help. I was quite bad with it first time round. My friend had to out do me and get crutches for extra support and crawled about her house on all fours. My baby was huge hers was average.

Make sure you keep in touch with Midwife in between appointments.

I know the full up feeling, I found it difficult to sleep last two months and used about 5 pillows and a triangle cushion to sleep semi sitting.

Scans are the best way to judge size, some mums just seem to carry in a way that makes them look ready to go at any time. My scans didn't show quite how big my baby was going to be

AussieSim Wed 09-Feb-05 01:07:28

With my first I was big and a couple of times I couldn't walk because of shooting pains from my groin down my leg. The Dr said the baby was pressing on a nerve. They said if I went to full term my bub would have been a whopper - over 10lbs. DS ended up arriving at 35 weeks weighing about 6.5lbs which was great given how early he was. Are your bags packed?

Levanna Wed 09-Feb-05 01:32:05

CrazyDi, I felt much bigger with DD2 but she was born half a lb lighter than DD1 . Is it possible you could take 'Spatone'? It's a water which is naturally high in iron, nothing added. I used to take it in the later stages of pregnancy, in a glass of orange juice to aid absorbtion, it helped up my iron levels for my homebirth.
Could your pelvic pain be caused by SPD ?

Levanna Wed 09-Feb-05 01:33:18

(The link is to SPD information, which I think is what Skribble was describing?) HTH

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