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Lower back and lower bump pain - any tips please?

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Hadeda Tue 12-May-09 13:10:02

I'm 33 weeks pregnant with no. 2 and getting really, really bad pain in my lower back and down the bottom of the bump. It's got to the point where, by the end of the day, I'm really struggling to walk. And the days I go to work the commute absolutely flattens me, even if I do get a seat.

I know things like picking up DD don't help - but she's only 16 months old, and teething, so not picking her up is not an option! I've tried to mitigate it by, e.g., getting her to climb onto my lap while I'm sitting and then standing up from there. But yesterday I found myself getting snappy with her when we needed to go downstairs and she wouldn't go down by herself but either wanted me to carry her or to continue running around upstairs.

Does anyone have any tips I could try? The pain in the bump is the worst - it's really low down and is worst as I stand up or start walking.
Given it's 7 weeks (at least) until baby no. 2 arrives, I feel I have to find something to help. I'm really sore, it's limiting what I do and is making me snappy, which is not fair on DD or DH sad.

Hadeda Tue 12-May-09 16:44:59

Bump? Anyone please?
It's only 4:30 and I'm really struggling to walk again.
I have rung the midwives as well and left a message.

twinmam Tue 12-May-09 16:55:04

Poor you Hadeda. I had a special belt support thing, kind of like a corset, which I got through the physio at my local hospital. Your mw should be able to help you sort that out if she ever gets back to you! You could try ringing the physio dept yourself too if you have no luck with your mw. It did offer me some relief and made it feel less like the babies were going to drop out of me wink Also don't be too hard on yourself. I think you can be forgiven for being a bit snappy under the circumstances! Ask for as much help as you can get!

Hadeda Tue 12-May-09 19:31:50

Thanks Twinmam smile, appreciate your message! Hopefully the mw will ring back tomorrow, I'll def try them again. Poor DD went to bed early at 6:30 tonight, think she's got molars comming through which is why she's being so clingy.

amidaiwish Tue 12-May-09 19:40:31

maybe something like this would help?
support belt

free delivery code KF1ZZ140 if that is helpful.

Hadeda Wed 13-May-09 07:56:14

That does look good amidaiwish, thank you. I'll talk to mw about it today. (And thanks for the free delivery code grin!)

clickclick Fri 12-Jun-09 12:55:16


I've been getting this too - under the bump almost across the pelvis and gradually by the end of the you can hardly walk. It only started on Monday. I've found that when I rest for a day it gets better however just done two days of work and was really bad again last night - resting again today. I can't imagine having a 16 month old as well. I have a support belt as I have a bad back and I think it is helping. My MW didn't seem that concerned and just said it was the ligaments stretching. Let me know if your MW says anything different and try and rest. I'm 32 weeks.


Gromit78 Fri 12-Jun-09 22:40:14

I am 35 wks and have been suffering from back pain throughout my pregnancy. The pain is focussed mostly c. my hips now and pelvic area. My physio has tested my bum muscles and they are very weak so has given me some excersises to do to strengthen these muscles. Maybe worth asking your physio for appropriate excersises to do.

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