Just wondering if the following is normal in other people's experience?
I'm currently 32 weeks pregnant with DC2. When I had DC1 everything was quite straight forward and I didn't feel much pain or discomfort (just felt very large).
This time I'm struggling with my back / hips etc. I've mentioned it to my midwife but she was quite dismissive.
I'm off work at the moment so am able to rest more and move less than usual. Today's activities were as follows:
- hospital appointment, so 5 minute waddle from car to hospital and back again.
- approx 30-40 minutes stood in the kitchen (loading dishwasher, folding washing, making dinner).
The rest of the day I was mainly sitting down, or only stood for a couple of minutes at a time (making a brew etc).
So, it really hasn't been a strenuous day, by any stretch of the imagination. But by the time I was serving dinner I was really really sore. Back aching, hips aching, and crotch area feeling really heavy and uncomfortable (if that makes sense 🤷♀️). To the point where I didn't really want dinner, I just wanted to go and lie down with my giant pillow.
Surely at 32 weeks I should be able to do more than I am doing without it hurting so much that I want to stop and lie down?
I also tend to struggle with things like rolling over in bed, or getting up after sitting or lying down. It takes me a while to stand up straight too. When I walk it is definitely a shuffle waddle, and lifting my legs to step over things is quite difficult.
Which of the following is it....
a) - that's just normal pregnancy, stop moaning and get on with it.
b) - that's not normal, you should be able to move / stand more than that at this stage.