Heather - posted on 07/11/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
Nearing the end of my pregnancy i was having a lot of problems walking and thought it was because i was retaining so much water in my legs. When I gave birth to my son who was 8lbs 11.9 oz. I was in a horrible amoutn of pain even with the epidural. Afterwards, when the epidural wore off I found that I couldnt walk or even stand up. In fact if one of my legs moved away from the other one i SCREAMED!! The nurses thought i was being a wimp and tried to force me to walk. After three of them had to lift me out of bed they realized something was wrong. After x rays i was told that my pelvis had separated too far in the front and one side of my pelvis was higher than the other. This was apparently because of my body naturally producing relaxin to help me deliver him. i had prod. too much. anyways....i had to stay in the hospital for a few xtra days and had physical therapist working with me. When i left i could not walk or even stand without a walker. Pretty difficult considering im a single mom. I couldnt even carry my son. As weeks went by i stopped using the walker and improved greatly. Now here i am three and a half months later and I still cant lay on my side, have trouble rolling, and have to take pain medicine if I sit or stand too long. My doctor says there is really nothing i can do but wait it out. Im losing as much baby weight as I can hoping that would help my pelvis but still no improvments in over a month. Basically, has anyone else experienced this and do u have any advice for me. Sorry about writing a novel but most people dont understand what happened to me.