why is my virgina swollen at 34weeks, my rib cage is hurting and why can't I close my leg's?

Dominique L - posted on 04/01/2012 ( 9 moms have responded )

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why is my virgina swollen at 34weeks, my rib cage is hurting and why can't i close my leg's

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/03/2012

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Being pregnant is scary, and very painful for some. I also had SSP (separated symphysis pubis) which is where the cartilage that holds your pubic bone together starts tearing off. I had a lot of difficulty walking. I constantly had severe leg cramps, had varicose veins....one which gave me a huge hematoma (the vein essentially explodes). Just so you know, this is all normal, and I healed just fine. Not trying to scare you more....just think of it this way, you only have 6 weeks left until you get to love on your baby that has made you so uncomfortable. That day, all of the memories of discomfort will start fading away. Good luck.

Chrystal - posted on 04/01/2012

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Because your pregnant lol It's all pretty normal pregnancy stuff. Vagina swollen from the increased blood flow and increased pressure from the baby pushing down. Sore rib cage because organs and baby and womb all competing for space. Can't close your legs because your womb is pushing down into your pelvis. Ask your doctor they'll help ease any worry you're having. Being pregnant is a beautiful thing it just isn't always pretty.

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Bonnie - posted on 04/09/2012

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Your body is preparing for birth. It's all normal. With my first child, my water broke at 35.5 weeks.

Chrystal - posted on 04/09/2012

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If you have breathing issues make sure to talk with your doctor both before at a prenatal visit and with nurses when you first get to the hospital so that they are all very aware that it may be a concern during delivery. In every hospital I've seen they have oxygen running right over the bed so that if there is an emergency it's right there. I needed an oxygen mask on my last push with my daughter I didn't even ask they monitor close enough that the nurses saw my oxygen level was a bit low and put a mask on so trust they are good at their jobs and will keep you safe. As far as regular in labor breathing I'd skip the Lamaze breathing that you see on tv it's real easy to hyperventilate and you work harder to get oxygen focus on deep controlled breathing it'll get the most oxygen in your body with the least effort. You can start practicing your breathing now so that it's more natural when labor comes. Breath in deep (through your mouth it gets more air in) filling your lower chest (should push belly out) hold for 3 seconds then slowly release. Try doing that for a 5-6 breaths a few times a day. I know with your first it's hard to not worry but trust that your body is designed to carry and deliver a baby and that you are in the safety of a hospital.

Iridescent - posted on 04/08/2012

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Since this is your first, chances are you'll remain pregnant for at least another 3 weeks. It's safest for the baby to not be born (despite your discomfort) until 39+ weeks along unless there is some type of complication. Unfortunately, being uncomfortable or in pain as a mother doesn't count.



What type of breathing issues are you referring to? You're monitored quite closely when you're in labor, and watched for if your oxygen level starts to drop. If needed, you're given additional oxygen or medications to help you. Maybe it would be a good idea at your next appointment to discuss your fears with your OB/GYN or delivering doctor, and also request/set up a tour of the hospital you'll be delivering at and learn about the equipment that will be available if needed.

Dominique L - posted on 04/08/2012

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Im feeling kind of scared its getting very near my due date and i need pointer's on what to do because I have a breathing issue's so how would I deal with that? If there's anyone who has the same issue as me people help me im only 20 years old and this is my very first child can anyone out there help,because I dont want anything to happen to me while im pushing him out. PEOPLE HELP ME!!!!!!!

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I recommend getting yourself a birthing ball. Towards the end of my pregnancy when I was feeling just like you, I'd sit on my birthing ball and it helped to relieve some of the discomfort. It was also where I sat the majority of the time during labor. I'll post a link so you know the type of ball I'm talking about. Good luck Momma! If you're feeling THAT uncomfortable....relief is near. Get rest now, while you can.....in case no one's told you that yet lol



http://pregnancy.about.com/od/laborbirth...

Dominique L - posted on 04/01/2012

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thank you so much this is my very first child and i'm really scared to tell you the truth and i'm going to ask my doctor. and thank you again Chrystal :-)

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