37 weeks pregnant, severe pelvic pain.

Shelbie - posted on 05/07/2016 ( 28 moms have responded )

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Hello, I'm pregnant with my second child and I had the weirdest thing happen to me a week ago.. My pelvic bone popped! Literally popped, it sounded like a person cracking their knuckles. My ob assured me it was fine.. Well I'm not so sure, ever since she checked my cervix last.. The pain has been getting worse.. And worse, it hurts most when I'm moving around, shifting in a seat or just standing up. Help???

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Shelbie - posted on 05/26/2016

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My son Nicholai was born on Saturday May 21st at 7:47pm. He was 6lbs and 3oz. 19.5 inches long, he's healthy and happy. I am now working on my recovery. Thanks mommies for your advice and help through that killer pregnancy!

Sarah - posted on 05/14/2016

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If you can tolerate, sitting on a yoga ball and rocking side to side my help your pelvis relax. If you can squat, with your husband bracing your from the back and sorting letting your hang by holding his arms under you arms, around your chest and clasping his hands in the front to hold you; then you squat as low as you can let the weight of the baby press on your cervix. Glob some cocoa butter or Vitamin E cream on your incision.

Shelbie - posted on 05/14/2016

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Nope, and now I'm dealing with the stretching of my incision from my first son's pregnancy. More pain! I'm 38 weeks today. My first boy was born exactly on the first day of his 38th week

Sarah - posted on 05/14/2016

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What a drag! Did they at least give you something for the pain? I cracked a rib at the end of one of my pregnancies and my doctor was fine with narcotic pain relief medication. The baby is term so it is considered pretty safe at this point.

Shelbie - posted on 05/13/2016

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They won't do anything until my water breaks or my c section date comes. I'm miserable... Oh well, I'll just have to grit my teeth and bare it

Shelbie - posted on 05/13/2016

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My mother suggested the same thing. I just have to find out the doctors name

Sarah - posted on 05/13/2016

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While your doc is gone, call the one covering for her and lay it out there. Maybe this doc will agree to deliver you? I know you want to deliver with a doctor you know but this is getting nuts.

Shelbie - posted on 05/12/2016

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I completely agree Sarah, my mother told me to call round for a different doctor. The er has already seen me twice for this pain.. They sent me home telling me to rest, but how can you rest when your pelvis and legs ache and feel as if your muscles and bones are gonna fall apart everyday?

Sarah - posted on 05/12/2016

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IMO this borders on negligence; your doc doesn't want to deal with you until she gets back. To leave you, term, in pain, when you already have to be surgically delivered? That is not right.

Sarah - posted on 05/12/2016

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Who is covering for your doc while he/she is out of town? If the covering doc won't see you? You can go to the ER, tell them you have SPD (Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction) and are in agony, you can't walk, you can't care for your child. You are a c-section and you want to be admitted for pain control and delivery. Where do you live?

Shelbie - posted on 05/12/2016

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Yeah, well my doc just went out of town for a week. She has some family thing going on. I've been trying to induce myself cause of the pain. I have a 2 year old I have to keep up with too.. I can't meet his demands when I can't walk around or move fast enough. I'm about to be 38 weeks.. I just wanna stop the pain, my first baby was born around 38 weeks. I'm getting my tubes tied after this one is born due to my heart condition. How do I go about getting a second opinion?

Sarah - posted on 05/12/2016

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If your legs are starting to go numb and are having a hard time getting around your doctor really should take action. If he/she won't schedule the procedure, I'd say to their face you want a second opinion. Unless there is a reason to delay your delivery, your baby is term, you are having a c-section, you are in terrible pain so get on with it. Demand to know when you will be delivered and why the doc feels you must wait. I am sorry you are going thru this. SPD can be very, very painful.

Shelbie - posted on 05/12/2016

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The pain has gotten worse and is starting to effect my legs. I don't know what to do. My doctor told me that its fine, yeah well I have to walk almost everywhere or take the bus cause I don't own a car..

Sarah - posted on 05/12/2016

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As i mother who went 42, long weeks I feel your urgency. I take it your did not have luck coaxing your doctor to schedule or c-section due to your pain. Thyme tea is considered safe for baby but again, you never know what sort of side effects you may experience. You want to feel strong and alert for your delivery and not puking into a basin as your baby is delivered. He's gong to arrive exactly when he is supposed to arrive. Please keep us posted if you go into labor or your succeed in getting your c-section scheduled.
My one big worry with the tea, is it likely has some caffeine in it and if you have a heart issue, you may want to avoid caffeine. How has your pain been?

Shelbie - posted on 05/11/2016

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I drank a full mug of thyme tea today, it was recommended by my friend who did it. Is that safe?

Shelbie - posted on 05/09/2016

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Thanks Sarah. I'm gonna do that, I have to get a c section done due to my congenital heart problem. My mother told me to get a second opinion, better to be safe than sorry. You've been a huge help. I'll let you know how I everything goes

Sarah - posted on 05/08/2016

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If you are having a c-section, and you are term; I would push to have it done. Good luck!

Shelbie - posted on 05/08/2016

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Thanks Sarah, I'm having a c section though. I'm gonna try eating black licorice and drink some mango or pineapple juice to get things going. I've tried almost everything, I won't turn to castor oil my mom in law told me about that outcome lol, nooo thank you.. I'll take your advice, thank you so much. I've been soaking in warm baths almost everyday to get the pain to subside, its a temporary fix. But it works nonetheless

Sarah - posted on 05/07/2016

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It is a painful but not abnormal part of late pregnancy. What is probably occurring is called Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction or SPD. This means the ligaments that normally keep your pelvic bone aligned during pregnancy become too relaxed and stretchy too soon before birth (as delivery nears, things are supposed to start loosening up). This, in turn, can make the pelvic joint — aka the symphysis pubis — unstable, causing some pretty strange sensations and sometimes pelvic pain.
If your pain is severe, request something for the pain. Your baby is term and it is safe to take some pain medication. Also, you may want to try to negotiate being induced if you are really hurting. Avoid heavy lifting, bearing down for a BM and try to change positions slowly. Also, some women find relief by tilting their pelvis; either lay on your back and curl your tail bone up or while you stand try to pull you tailbone forward. Awkward and nearly impossible, I know! Best of Luck.
If you want to try to get the ball rolling, having sex (sounds fun I bet), nipple stimulation (even better) and activity may all help. Please don't try castor oil or any herbs. I worked as a L&D nurse for years and the moms who come in after taking that sort of stuff are often miserably ill. You don't want to have diarrhea when you are pushing!

Shelbie - posted on 05/07/2016

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I've been looking up many ways to induce labor ASAP, I'm desperate, this pain is unbearable

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