There was 11 years between DS1 and DS2, so I couldn't really remember much to compare pregnancies... however DS2 is now 2yrs old and i'm pregnant with DD - i'm 25 weeks... the only thing is, i'm really uncomfortable, I feel like i'm doing the splits already!! my groin area feels bruised and aching and after a long day it's quite painful, standing up from a sitting position is difficult, i'm carrying really low and my belly is a lot bigger than with DS and I can't sit with my legs together. I feel like i'm waddling already lol I didn't feel this way until after about 33 weeks with DS... is this normal? i'm ONLY 25 weeks and I know Its only going to get worse and it's starting to worry me!
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28-06-2014 07:03 #1
25 weeks, in pain and uncomfortable
28-06-2014 07:50 #2
Ouch. Theres just no escape from it is there!!
I've spent the entire third trimester of this one feeling like I have been kicked in the ladyparts by a horse. Last pregnancy it kicked in (lol) during second trimester too. Unfortunately it is 'normal' for many of us.
Things that help/helped me:
- Getting a better mattress (memory foam) or using a thick soft mattress protector
- Sleeping with a pillow under my upper knee to take the strain off my groin and a second pillow supporting my upper arm (a body pillow would work fine)
- Wearing flat supportive comfy shoes
- Keeping my knees together when getting in and out of the car
- Sitting on the couch with my legs elevated and straight out in front of me (even when using work office chairs, I found the groin pain was much worse after sitting with legs down and apart than the days when they were elevated and together)
- Avoiding stairs altogether and limiting walking or standing to no longer than an hour
- Getting a weekly or fortnightly hour long massage
28-06-2014 08:10 #3
All of my aches and pains came on bad at 24 weeks this time but I assumed it was because this is my 6th baby. And I'm nearly 35 lol
If you're having a lot of pubic area pain best ask your care provider because it could be SPD and you might need to get help with it?
28-06-2014 09:29 #4
Could you perhaps see a physio? I saw one at the beginning of my pregnancy for pelvic girdle pain which is a little bit different than the heaviness down there that you describe, but I know my physio specialised in pregnancy and women's health issues eg incontinence etc. She gave me lots of exercises to do including strengthening the pelvic floor and surrounding muscles. That may be helpful? Have you spoken to your middy or ob- baby is definitely not engaged yet right?
28-06-2014 09:51 #5
I saw a physio just before Easter who gave me stretches/exercises to do every day to build up my muscles. They've helped immensely keeping everything flexible/strong and, while I still get uncomfortable at times and definitely struggle with standing/walking for long periods, I'm not in constant pain. Some days are more uncomfortable than others. I guess it depends what position bub is in.
Elevating your feet for an hour or so a day is really good too. Helps with the blood flow. I also find a warm bath great if I'm feeling particularly uncomfortable. It seems to loosen up an tension I might be feeling.
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