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Easing the 'John Wayne' effect!

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usernametaken Fri 19-Jun-09 19:53:55

Does anyone have any tips for easing that 'baby's head in your pants' type feeling...I mean the walking like a waddling duck feeling!

When I was pg with DD the feeling of the baby being really low didn't start until month 8, I guess I was lucky then. I am now 28weeks with a baby already in head down position. I am measuring slightly small for dates so I can't even blame the bump size! The placenta though is very low lying which can't really help the overall feeling.

Do you have any tips for sitting, walking or standing that will stop this feeling of a super low baby?

MaryMotherOfGod Fri 19-Jun-09 20:04:27

just bumping for you - hope someone has some helpful advice

slushy06 Fri 19-Jun-09 20:28:53

I am 36 weeks and have been walking like a cowboy since week 25 and although I have no advice I can say at least well meaning people wont be able to tell you it is too early to be waddling after about 34 weeks.

The only thing I have found helped is sitting on a pillow with my legs crossed like you used to in school.

Sleeping always put a pillow between knees as for standing I still havn't figured a way out of the funny walk yet.

usernametaken Sat 20-Jun-09 09:07:38

Sitting crossed legged is good, but the SPD puts a time limit on this. It does help though, thanks.

bluemango Sun 21-Jun-09 21:44:16

I've got SPD too and find that if I 'sway' my hips when walking, it seems to help. It's almost like I make my hips alternately dip, and even though it must look like I'm trying to be sexy or something, it somehow takes the pressure off and I can get quite a good rhythm going and not feel any discomfort. I've walked for ages like this, although sometimes I have to wear my support belt - have you got one? If not, ask your doctor or MW as some people find them really helpful.

BTW have you seen the Pelvic Partnership site as it has lots of advice for managing SPD.

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