Stacey - posted on 01/15/2013 ( no moms have responded yet )
Hi im new to the forum but not to SPD!!
I am so tired of this damm thing and i was diagnosed at 27 weeks but defo had it a few weeks before that. It gradually got worse and im now 34 weeks (baby dropped and is 3/5 engaged last Wednesday) the pain has changed and it is more in my lower back now so can walk for about 5-10 mins before pain kicks in so bad i have to sit down. Im now unable to sleep laying down at all, it started I could manage about 1 1/1/2 on each side then i would get pelvic pain and it ran down my thigh. Went to physio but it was just a one off them telling us stuff to do and giving out support belts.(ive tried all the other stuff and am still doing them ie, pillow between legs, sitting down to get dressed) The support belt does not work as i don't walk for long enough for it to make a difference. On top of that i now have hand and foot swelling. and last nigh started with tooth ache(never had any tooth problems) been experiencing strong braxton hicks too. Feel like my body is falling apart and everyone says its all normal but it doesn't feel normal. The hardest thing is my life has changed so much i have gone from a busy teaching job and being a manager to just sitting here. Now everything freaks me out like im not doing an exercise so prob putting loads of weight on and my legs prob wont have any strength for labour. Im worried i wont know if im in labour because my braxton hicks and back ache are so bad that i think what if i don't know (everyone says you will know but they don't know how im feeling)
Its a really lonely time and as im usually such a busy, hectic non stop person- Ive had days on and off of crying but try not to now as it just makes me more tired. I so so feel for the people out there who already have kids. Dont know how they deal with this and kids.
so in theory i have 6 weeks left and could go over 2 weeks. just not sure what to do any more. How do others cope??