Pelvic Pain

Christine - posted on 09/18/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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I am pregnant with Twins...Week 31!! I have been having a lot of Pelvic pain I guess you could call it and I am at the point where I can no longer handle it. I literally cries all night last night because I was so uncomfortable and the pain was intolerable. The best way I can describe the feeling is... My pelvis feels as though I have done a million squats and lunges. It hurts to use my legs to roll over in the middle of the night, to walk, to sit to stand, and I just don't know what to do anymore... Does anyone else know what I am talking about, and if so is there anything that can help relieve this pain??

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Emily - posted on 01/08/2011

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Yup, I remember that! I delivered my twins at 38 weeks, and started to get that around 36 1/2. I slept on the sectional couch on our main floor until I delivered, as climbing up stairs was incredibly painful and I couldn't get in and out of bed without help. I found walking with a cane helped , and actually used it to lift my legs when I was getting back on the couch with no help, as I couldn't lift them on my own. i actually do recommend this - see if you can find a cheap one, but it REALLY helped. I ended up calling labour and delivery in my hospital as my own OB was on holiday, and they advised I should come in for an exam. I did, and they told me there was nothing they could do to help, and they wanted to wait until my OB got back before inducing. The pain was awful. I went in for my 38 week appointment and the nurse took one look at me, said she was sure I would be induced that day, and if the doctor didn't do it, she joked she would! It was baaaaad. I ended up finding out that day the "discomfort" (Love that word - how about PAIN???) was increased because I had pre-eclampsia and was swollen everywhere including my joints. Ah, good times. Anyway, see what you can do to hang in there. I did try Tylenol, but it didn't really help, and there is so little you can take while pregnant. I will say (and I"m sure it's NO comfort now) 18 months later, I would do it again in a heartbeat, every bit was so worth it in the end. I'm actually trying to convince my hubby to do it again, LOL, knowing it could the same or even worse. Part of this is due to the fact that the brain seems to smooth over those memories, but also it was just short term for the best experience of my life. Hang in there, so painful, so tough, and those days ahead will drag, but keep your feet up, grit your teeth, and try try try to keep in mind it isn't forever (which I half convinced myself it would be before I delivered!). Congrats on the twins!

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Emma - posted on 01/08/2011

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hi i had that in both my pregnancies from 30 weeks onwards was in agony was crying begging them to take me in to deliver i eventually ended up on crutches cause i couldnt weight bear on my legs cause my pelvis was in a lot of pain and it used to click too! sounds like what i had called symphysis pubis dysfunction or they also call it pelvic girldle pain! i attended physiotherapy for this condition! google it you will learn a lot as it is a recognised condition during pregnancy dont suffer in silence as the docs can help! they can also give you pain killers, a support belt and may be crutches some people have ended up in a wheelchair in pregnancy for this condition but that is the more extreme measure if its particulary severe!

Codi - posted on 01/07/2011

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I feel ya. I remember that too. I would have it sporadically throughout my 2 and 3rd trimester. I was worried about what is was too and asked my midwives to make sure everything was okay, and it was. For me it was the muscles, and ligaments down there that were being stretched and used from carrying and growing 2 babies. I found that what helped for me was warm baths and Arnica gel rubbed on the areas hurting. Also drinking CalMac mixed with chamomile, peppermint or Sleepytime tea and gentle stretching helped too. Try and relax as best you can. Congratulations on the babies! In the end it's worth every single uncomfortable moment. :)

Janelle - posted on 09/19/2009

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oh yes, I remember those pains..Thank goodness its over...(It only ended last week!) :) Its all the pressure that the twins are putting on your pelvic area. I felt like I wanted to walk around with my hand on my crotch all day. But, what helped is a maternity belt that can be prescribed to you my your doctor.

Kathy - posted on 09/18/2009

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Congrats on twins and this could be just your body getting ready but if I were you I would call doc and let him/her know whats going on. If it get much worse go to E.R and let them check you if anything to make sure that you aren't in labor.

Sarah - posted on 09/18/2009

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i would let your dr know so he can check you. you are far enough along that it could be that your body is starting to get ready. good luck and God bless you and your babies.

Amy - posted on 09/18/2009

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Yes! I remember those days like it was yesterday....it was awful! I used to put a pillow between my legs when I was sleeping...it helped a little but nothing made it better until I delivered...my doctor told me it was stretching and my pelvis separating getting me ready for delivery....I had it for months before they were born so it doen't put me into labor it was just my body trying to make room I think...it'll be over soon!!!

Toni - posted on 09/18/2009

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I know exactly what you're talking about....like you're being torn into. I don't want to alarm you, but thats what I did the night I went into labor with my twin boys. I didn't know I was in labor because I wasnt having contractions in my sthomach. after a couple hours of this the pain was too much so i went to the hospital, and I was in labor. It could just be your bones stretching getting ready for labor. I hope i didn't freak you out too much. Good luck!

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