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    Default Yep, bub has dropped. Ooooh the pain!!

    Someone please help me LOL!!

    I am just under 32 weeks and over the last week or so have had a severe increase in pressure and pain in my pelvis and hips. Combine that with a little nausea and braxton hicks and all in all it's making for a very unenjoyable experience LOL!!

    I see a physio every week for some slight lower back pain (basically an excuse for a weekly massage hehe) and she mentioned that bub is sitting rather low and may have dropped, and due to the nausea etc suggested I book in to see my GP and see if he thinks I need to see my Ob early (next appt is 05/03).

    So went and saw GP yesterday, blood pressure & bub's hb etc perfect and he prescribed me some maxolon for the nausea. Then we get to the part where I lay up on the bed thingy so he can feel my tummy. I lift my dress and I kid you not his reaction is pretty much word for word 'holy cow how are you still working and functioning??!!'. Apparently bub has dropped RIGHT down since last time I saw him (1.5 weeks ago) which is why I'm feeling so much pressure in this area. He told me that I 'really don't have any room left in there' which is probably why I'm feeling nauseaous as everything is all squished up. Said there's not really much I can do about the pain / pressure in my pelvis except take a couple of panadol and hope bub comes early - and he said this could be a real possibility just by looking at me.

    This is just a vent as if bub has dropped down so low and is causing so much discomfort, if I go full term how the hell do you deal with it? And if I'm out of room in there now what am I going to be like in 8 weeks time at 40 weeks??

    A little worried about how I'm going to cope

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    You'll cope, cause you'll have to.

    Dd dropped down really early, it was 33 weeks I think? Fully engaged then, it was agony and I could barely waddle.

    I carried her til term like that, she came on her due date.

    Getting tubi grip from your physio can help.

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    I know - I don't really have a choice and that's what scares me so much LOL!!

    I have a tubi grip thingy she gave me at my first appt - sorry to say its doing nothing so far

    Still working full time + having horses that need daily care and attention probably isn't helping!!

    Thinking it may be time to cut back on work hours.

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    You poor thing! I have no advice only sympathy i'm afraid. ANd you have to take care of horse on top of all being in your 3rd trimester? You're a trooper woman

    As far as running out of space goes- just think about women with twins or more i can't even imagine what that must be like. Maybe your bub will come at 38 weeks? That's still considered term

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    Thanks Laurea

    I realise there's not much I can do about it but its still nice to have a whinge hehe.

    I just keep telling myself I've had a really easy pregnancy up until now so I should be grateful

    I'm going to hope for 37 weeks

    And as for the horses, I think they need to get used to being a little more neglected - like maybe I'll cut them back to just one feed a day


 

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