Posted by: Isobel''''''''s mum
Hey davstef have you considered a massage or chiropractor for headaches. I know there's a theory about massages before 4 months, but I went to my chiro the other week and had a massage and they said as long as its not a deep one and its done by someone who knows what they're doing, you should be right. I get really bad headaches when my neck or back is out and just feel like crap (which is all the time at the minute lugging a 10kg toddler around all day!) and you never know if it might help with the MS too.
And, everyone's different, but I actually find women are LESS sympathetic to pregnancy issues, so maybe a man would be ok to plead your case to if you got nowhere with the ladies?
Thanks for your suggestions, I actually tried Chiro when I had my miscarriage, so Im not really sure about doing that again until im past 12 wks.. Im not saying chiro had anything to do with the MC but, its the only thing i did different to DD!!... A massage does sound good though.. my back and neck have been killing me of late..
My aunty (whos a midwife) told me to try acupuncture.. So I gave that a go last week and she gave me a full meal plan to try and it did work but then on Sunday afternoon everything came straight back up and im back to square 1.. Im not too keen on going back to acupuncture constantly as its really not cheap (even with private health cover) and I dont know that it is going to help if everything she said to do, im doing and its come back...
As for the midwives at the hospital.. U might be right.. maybe a male might be more sympathetic.. Females just seem to dismiss it as part of pregnancy and completely disregard how severe it really is.. U know in all the books how it says "if u have any of these symptoms tell your Dr straight away" yeah well.. fat load of good it does..
I'm throwing up every hour, I'm dizzy and lightheaded, I've got no energy, Not holding anything down, and thats just the start of it.. I feel dehydrated but no.. unless ur mouth is completely dry u must be fine!!
anyway.. sorry for my rant again.. just feeling sorry for myself I guess!!.. I cant wait for October so its all over and done with!! I dont know how women can say they love being pregnant!!! I hate it!!! (i love the end result though!!!)