30 weeks pregnant with nausea and lower back pain, anyone have some advice?

Erin - posted on 05/09/2012 ( 15 moms have responded )

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I am 30 weeks pregnant.
At 29 weeks (last week) I was dilated to 1 cm and 80% effaced. (I have an incompetent cervix, found out with my last pregnancy)
I am having cramping and lower back pain, which is pretty common, barely any braxton hicks today.
The only difference today is I am nauseous and the tylenol does not really seem to be helping at all.
I just would love to hear from other Mom's... I go into tomorrow for another cervical ultrasound and I would hate to go into tonight and waste the doctors time. Anyone been in my boat?

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Lena - posted on 05/09/2012

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Try seeing a chiropractor. It really helps with the back pain and could help alleviate the nausea. I saw a chiropractor with all 3my pregnancies and it helped so much.

Angela - posted on 05/09/2012

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Been through that too. Last year at this exact time I was pregnant with my third daughter. At 33 weeks I went in for my normal appt. I was very uncomfortable, so my Dr checked me out. Turns out I was dialated at 3. And what I thought were Braxton hicks were actual contractions! So it was bed rest for me. I ended up delivering at 38 weeks. Listen to your body and get checked out just in case. Your not wasting their time. Its their job. Good luck!!!

Tabitha - posted on 05/09/2012

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It's normal, eat some crackers and tums and get some rest. You're goin to need it! A warm shower or bath might help with the back pain and cramping. Also, make sure you're drinking enough water.

Tricia - posted on 05/10/2012

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You'll be ok, I went through my last pregnancy with moring sickness til the end. I also have an incompetent cervix, and was placed on bed rest at different times during mthe course of the pregnancy. Ended having a beautiful baby girl via C-sectio. Just relax, breath. Being on bed rest sucked especially with a second child to take care of, but you do what you have to for your baby.

Emma - posted on 05/09/2012

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I had nausea in later pregnancy, keep yourself hydrated and eat little and often. I never had any sickness throughout my whole pregnancy until the last trimester. But eating little and often really helped :)

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Maia - posted on 05/09/2012

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Keep yourself hydrated , no caffiene and stay well rested. Try a body pillow. Im on my 4th pregnancy, and im 31 weeks. Just started the.contraction thing in the middle of the night. So uncomfy. :(

Grisleidy - posted on 05/09/2012

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Eat some crackers and the lower back pain is normal
Try a hot bath or a hot shower,also try to relax too.Put some pillows and be as comfortable as u can.Try to eat some ices too it will calm the nausea.Drink a lot of water and juice stay hydrate it

Grisleidy - posted on 05/09/2012

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Eat some crackers and the lower back pain is normal
Try a hot bath or a hot shower,also try to relax too.Put some pillows and be as comfortable as u can.Try to eat some ices too it will calm the nausea.Drink a lot of water and juice stay hydrate it

JERRI - posted on 05/09/2012

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Definetly get the belly support band and eat every two hours at least. Bell peppers and colby jack cheese squares work well for the middle of the night. Nausea can be caused by not eating so don't let it go too long. Hang in there!! Drink enough water.

Nonie - posted on 05/09/2012

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i am 30 weeks today too.. i have nausea and lower back pain as well.. i guess its normal

Dawn - posted on 05/09/2012

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try and lay with your hips above your chest i know it dosent help the nausea but it dose take that weight of the cervix. I know this because i spent most of my pregnancy like that. drink plenty of water try at lest 3 8oz glasses right now to see if its dehydration. but do what ever you can to keep that baby in. i had my youngest at 30 weeks and it was a little rough going for her in the beging (she's fine now at 3 years old) but it was a rough 5 weeks in the NICU. good luck, my thoughts and prayers are with you both.

Kara - posted on 05/09/2012

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sit on a birthing ball ( think that is what it is called it) is also used for exercise to strengthen your core...you know the huge bouncy ball? Ginger ale helps or Ask Dr. for Zofran that will take away any nausea.

Christina - posted on 05/09/2012

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I agree with the hot shower or bath. Anything to help you relax. My hubby rubs my back a lot for me since it gets really uncomfortable being so tensed up. I am lucky in that I only deal with Heartburn off and on all day and night not nausea. I ate lots of lemon-heads to settle my tummy in the beginning. Sometimes peppermint can settle it down as well. Try and stay hydrated, means tap water that contains the potassium and fluoride your body needs. I was making that mistake a few weeks ago and it made me feel really off and had a hard time focusing on anything.

Marita - posted on 05/09/2012

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Candied ginger help me a lot! You can buy it, or just buy Ginger, cut it up, soak it in sugar water, and dry it in the oven on a tray. Great for nibbling on for nausea.

Kaitlin - posted on 05/09/2012

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UG I'm right at this spot too. The naseua came back for me around week 26 this time- last time it held off until week 32 or so, and with my first I didn't get like this until around 35 weeks.
Back aches and stomach issues are super common. I also have horrible gas that cramps and makes it very painful, and those lovely BH's. I would suggest trying to eat more often so your stomach is never empty, but never full full- that makes me sick too. Also, when my back hurts really bad, it makes my stomach feel sick, so I have a huge stash of muscle rub (cheap store brand icy hot) and put that on my lower back a lot. Ginger ale or adding ginger to tea or cocoa or even coffee and cookies does a lot for me too. I've started making a lot of chicken dishes with ginger too, and eating candied ginger, because it does help a little. Tums also- you can get fruity or minty. There are also these great little candies called prego pop drops that you can get probalby at stop and shop or cvs, and while they don't help my sickness, they are quite tasty and work for some.
Good luck and feel better. Looks like we're racing to July! :D

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