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Ive got 5 wks til bub is due and i have the worst ever lower back pain and pelvis pain, I usually have a high pain threshold(sp), i cant sleep. Anyone have any tips as what i can do to relieve the pain??
TIA

Ive got 5 wks til bub is due and i have the worst ever lower back pain and pelvis pain, I usually have a high pain threshold(sp), i cant sleep. Anyone have any tips as what i can do to relieve the pain??
TIA

My girls are my world!!!!

oopps sorry just new to this!! Im 36 weeks and totally have the same pains, my midwife told me its tendons stetching cos my bub is sooooo low down. She didnt say to much to relieve it other than maybe some panadol, warm shower and put your feet up.

My girls are my world!!!!

I would love to put feet up but having a 22mth old doesnt make it to easy, but thanks and warm shower does work til i get out. good luck with the rest of your pregnancy.
Sounds like it could be pubic symphysis disorder (SPD), which is where the ligaments and everything in your pubic region just loosen, plus also your pubic bone can just ache (mostly due to the position of the babys head).

Unfortunately if you do have SPD, it will not go away until after the baby is born, but you can visit a physiotherapist specialising in pregnant women, and you can get a belt to wear around your hips which kind of tightens them and reduces pain a bit.

I had it from about 20 or so weeks with #2, so the 40 week mark couldnt come quickly enough for me LOL!!

Good luck with the rest of the pregnancy, it wont be long now grin

His Royal Highness, Prince William


Ive got 5 wks til bub is due and i have the worst ever lower back pain and pelvis pain, I usually have a high pain threshold(sp), i cant sleep. Anyone have any tips as what i can do to relieve the pain??
TIA


I would let your midwife know since you only have 5 weeks left to go and its your second, it could be something like SPD or it could be early and/or pre-labour. Might pay to get a check up.
I have let my dr and midwife know and they just say its normal, but the say that about everything, for example i told them how for a few days i hadnt felt well and my feet and hands were very swollen and asked if they could test my urine for protein and they said no, i didnt need to!

anyway i ended up taking myself to hospital that day and i had mild preeclamsia(sp), so they just dont really care.

I have let my dr and midwife know and they just say its normal, but the say that about everything, for example i told them how for a few days i hadnt felt well and my feet and hands were very swollen and asked if they could test my urine for protein and they said no, i didnt need to!

anyway i ended up taking myself to hospital that day and i had mild preeclamsia(sp), so they just dont really care.


Thats not very good at all if you have pre-eclampsia it wont go away and should be monitered and you should be induced if you havent gone at 38 weeks at the latest for yours and your babies safety. I would get a second opion you are entitled to one.
You need to see a physio straight away and get something to stabilise your pelvis until bub arrives. I wear a band during the day and then a compression type skirt to bed, as well as taking panadeine and it's just enough to be able to cope with the pain. As for the pre-eclampsia, they are just stupid. It's incredibly dangerous for you and baby and I wouldn't be leaving until you got proper treatment. Also make sure you make a formal complaint in writing about how you've been treated!

I have let my dr and midwife know and they just say its normal, but the say that about everything, for example i told them how for a few days i hadnt felt well and my feet and hands were very swollen and asked if they could test my urine for protein and they said no, i didnt need to!

anyway i ended up taking myself to hospital that day and i had mild preeclamsia(sp), so they just dont really care.


Oh wow! That isnt a good response to pre-eclampsia, even if it is mild. I had this onset at 39 weeks with DS, after a textbook pregnancy, and needed to be induced.
Pre-eclampsia does not usually resolve on its own, so you need to make sure if you get any worrying symptoms such as pins and needles, black spots in front of your eyes, or you swell any further, that you go to your hospital immediately.

Let us know how you go,

His Royal Highness, Prince William


Ive got 5 wks til bub is due and i have the worst ever lower back pain and pelvis pain, I usually have a high pain threshold(sp), i cant sleep. Anyone have any tips as what i can do to relieve the pain??
TIA


Hi.
You sound like you need a really good massage twice a week and also get a pelvic brace. Your pelvic ligaments sound like they are stretching too much so need the help of a brace to take the stretching pain away. Your lower back sounds as if if need some good articulation and just general fully massage pressure. Also heat will do you good too. If you have access to a pool, get in it and do some swimming or water running. All of these will do really good things for your back.
Where would i get a pelvic brace from, ive asked my midwife n doc but they think i dont need one, I would love a massage but DF is being d1ckhead hes just as helpful as the stupid midwife n doc, and the pool thing i totally agree, DS has swimming lessons once a week and i have to go in with him and that does wonders for a few hours.



Hi.
You sound like you need a really good massage twice a week and also get a pelvic brace. Your pelvic ligaments sound like they are stretching too much so need the help of a brace to take the stretching pain away. Your lower back sounds as if if need some good articulation and just general fully massage pressure. Also heat will do you good too. If you have access to a pool, get in it and do some swimming or water running. All of these will do really good things for your back.
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