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Old 22.09.2010, 10:12
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Re: The Pregnant monster

I didn't like being pregnant. Had a problem with my hips and could hardly walk, looked and felt like a walrus, couldn't sleep at night. People use to say you're 'glowing', that made me want to ever so slightly tell them to pee off.

If I had an opinion about something, people use to say, oh, it's her hormomes. Ok granted, sometimes it was but not all the time.

I worked almost up until I gave birth, and my boss was trying to get rid of me sooner, he was convinced I would one day pop in the office.

Not a pleasant experience.
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Old 22.09.2010, 10:15
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I know i.e the first month you don't even know and 2 weeks of the 40 weeks you are not pregnant BUT you are still classed as pregnant for 9 months and not 10 months

Baby is full term around 37 weeks which makes it more like 9 months
Ok, so they try to foul us.

If the baby is ready by 37 but doesn't show up by 42, we'll be kind of mad. But by saying he is ready by 40, if he is late of 2 weeks, it is annoying but not like a 5 weeks late.

Little Princess* came in week 38 and I expect the second to perform as good as the big sister!

See already the expectations on the kids started....
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Old 22.09.2010, 10:28
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I didn't like being pregnant. Had a problem with my hips and could hardly walk, looked and felt like a walrus, couldn't sleep at night. People use to say you're 'glowing', that made me want to ever so slightly tell them to pee off.

If I had an opinion about something, people use to say, oh, it's her hormomes. Ok granted, sometimes it was but not all the time.

I worked almost up until I gave birth, and my boss was trying to get rid of me sooner, he was convinced I would one day pop in the office.

Not a pleasant experience.
Fidgety I am having hip issues, I have been going to physio but not having much success, not sure if its pregnancy related but I am struggling to walk too and a 20 minute walk with my dog leaves me hardly able to move. Its good to hear that this maybe just pregnancy related and not something more long term. How long after giving birth did the hip issue stop?
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Old 22.09.2010, 10:33
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Re: The Pregnant monster

I had the same with my hips, and it was gone after the birth. I couldn't walk properly for a couple of weeks after but that was for a different and obvious reason.
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Old 22.09.2010, 10:36
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Fidgety I am having hip issues, I have been going to physio but not having much success, not sure if its pregnancy related but I am struggling to walk too and a 20 minute walk with my dog leaves me hardly able to move. Its good to hear that this maybe just pregnancy related and not something more long term. How long after giving birth did the hip issue stop?
if you are open to it, try acupuncture for the hips. i had a bit of a hip issue, but at the beginning and a few trips to the acupuncturist cured it- also, prenatal yoga will work those hips a bit and get them ready for labor... feel good, best of luck and enjoy this time!
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Old 22.09.2010, 12:14
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Fidgety I am having hip issues, I have been going to physio but not having much success, not sure if its pregnancy related but I am struggling to walk too and a 20 minute walk with my dog leaves me hardly able to move. Its good to hear that this maybe just pregnancy related and not something more long term. How long after giving birth did the hip issue stop?
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The pain you are having is called SPD its symphysis pubis dysfunction. Basically the ligaments, soft tissues in your pelvis are getting ready for the baby to pop out. So the ligaments get even softer. I was an older mother, 36 so I think it was more acute. There isn't really a lot you can do for it, you can get pelvic supports but you also need to look at your posture. I have a nasty habit of sitting with one leg under me, this didnt help matters.

Have a look at this link.

http://www.babycentre.co.uk/pregnanc...uestid=4988954

Good luck. It does go eventually. However, even after my pregnancy I still had periodic intense pelvic pains for up to 18 month. I dont get it now.
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Old 22.09.2010, 12:16
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Re: The Pregnant monster

I am another one who suffered with "morning" sickness, both times it started before I was even late, that is actually how I knew I was pregnant the second time. With the first baby it lasted for 16 weeks which I thought was bad enough with the second I had Hyperemeses Gravidium for the first 5 months. I had to take medication just to function otherwise I would have been puking even more than I already was. I tried all the old wives tales like eating before getting out of bed, ginger, sea sickness bands; I tried than all & nothing worked. For the last 4 months it descended into just severe morning sickness & I was puking right up until I gave birth.
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Old 22.09.2010, 13:01
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Thought this might cheer up the pregnancy blues.

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Old 22.09.2010, 13:05
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Hi

The pain you are having is called SPD its symphysis pubis dysfunction. Basically the ligaments, soft tissues in your pelvis are getting ready for the baby to pop out. So the ligaments get even softer. I was an older mother, 36 so I think it was more acute. There isn't really a lot you can do for it, you can get pelvic supports but you also need to look at your posture. I have a nasty habit of sitting with one leg under me, this didnt help matters.

Have a look at this link.

http://www.babycentre.co.uk/pregnanc...uestid=4988954

Good luck. It does go eventually. However, even after my pregnancy I still had periodic intense pelvic pains for up to 18 month. I dont get it now.
This happend to my SIL, and she had to go to physio after the birth for almost a year. She is already extremely flexible though, and she thought this was part of the reason. She was 37 when she gave birth, so maybe age does have something to do with it.
Might be worth mentioning it to your Dr to see what options you have available.
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Old 22.09.2010, 13:24
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Hi

The pain you are having is called SPD its symphysis pubis dysfunction. Basically the ligaments, soft tissues in your pelvis are getting ready for the baby to pop out. So the ligaments get even softer. I was an older mother, 36 so I think it was more acute. There isn't really a lot you can do for it, you can get pelvic supports but you also need to look at your posture. I have a nasty habit of sitting with one leg under me, this didnt help matters.

Have a look at this link.

http://www.babycentre.co.uk/pregnanc...uestid=4988954

Good luck. It does go eventually. However, even after my pregnancy I still had periodic intense pelvic pains for up to 18 month. I dont get it now.
Thanks Fidgety I am 36 also so maybe thats why I have it too

I have an achilles tendon issue on my left ankle and it's my left hip so I wondered if years of walking badly due to the achilles has coincidentally taken it's toll on my hip but physio thinks it's maybe too much of a coincidence. I find it's fine when I haven't been for any kind of walk but just a walk around the supermarket for half hour means it ceases up when i stop and rest. Physio has told me to go back to the doctors as she doesn't seem to be able to help the matter
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Old 22.09.2010, 13:30
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I am another one who suffered with "morning" sickness, both times it started before I was even late, that is actually how I knew I was pregnant the second time. With the first baby it lasted for 16 weeks which I thought was bad enough with the second I had Hyperemeses Gravidium for the first 5 months. I had to take medication just to function otherwise I would have been puking even more than I already was. I tried all the old wives tales like eating before getting out of bed, ginger, sea sickness bands; I tried than all & nothing worked. For the last 4 months it descended into just severe morning sickness & I was puking right up until I gave birth.
Lou that sounds horrendous, I have had no sickness I feel so very lucky! i think someone is repaying me with an easy pregnancy now
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if you are open to it, try acupuncture for the hips. i had a bit of a hip issue, but at the beginning and a few trips to the acupuncturist cured it- also, prenatal yoga will work those hips a bit and get them ready for labor... feel good, best of luck and enjoy this time!
Prenatal yoga is awesome, I fully agree. Swimming did wonders in pregnancy, that was so relaxing, I took special prenatal swimming classes when I could, in a thermal heated pool, wonderful. I would advise being cautious with acupunture in hip area in pregnancy, actually what I have read up on it, docs strongly warn against it, but that was a few years back.

My lower back and hip never really got fixed, despite the heavy exercising afterwards, pilates are good for that, but any back exercise will do, too. I couldn't take physio afterwards, we were too busy, our hospital did not offer that, either.
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Re: The Pregnant monster

This looks like pregnancy central. I am due in Jan. My 2nd kid but I will be mum to 4 in all. Don't ask After my 1st I did not put on any weight so I am hoping for a repeat this time around too. My hormones are under control not that I have a choice with 3 kids to look after.
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Re: The Pregnant monster

yep anything from 37-42 weeks is a 'normal' full term pregnancy, but as you are not actually pregnant for the first two thats 35-40 weeks gestation, i.e. between 8.2-9.3 calendar months assuming 30 days per month, so 9 months is about as accurate a description as you can get... it's not an exact science!

(Btw date of last period + 7 days - 3 months is virtually the same calculation as 40 weeks from LMP, but more subjective - a week is always 7 days but (again), how long is a month?).
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Oh I overlooked a whole page of posts and forgot to quote the one I replied to! I am way behind the discussion... which got much more interesting and distracted me from being a numbers geek!

I hate being pregnant, I was terribly sick for 12 weeks non-stop, now (at 30 weeks) feel bloated, heavy, lumbering, get nosebleeds, lethargy, back ache, shoulder ache from sleeping on my side, can't sleep, moan a lot (maybe this bit isn't new!). Can't wait to pop it out and feel like myself again.

I'm doing pregnancy pilates and plan to keep doing that after birth until my stomach muscles have recovrered to start running and cycling again.
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Re: The Pregnant monster

It's funny how exact the due date calculation was for me. I just simply added 266 days after the day of conception (providing you know when you ovulate, etc), and voila, baby arrived. On the button. The docs mess up with it, since they don't trust moms knowing their conception day (well, of course some can't, sure), but if you really know your conception day, then just add 266 days. It was way more accurate then having docs speculate based on the sono info that should correspond to some time/development milestones. Every child incubates differently in their mom, dif speed, etc.
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That is true my boys both had exactly the same due date but their bithdays are almost 2 weeks apart.

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So, do you get the same christmas present every year then?

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Who needs to wait for Christmas

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Re: The Pregnant monster

What's crazy with pregnancy is that they are never the same...

For my son (now 4), I was nauseous in my third trimester, with a lot of weird cravings and disgusts.

But now, I'm in my third trimester again, and I feel just awful....

I throw up, with painful dry heavings when my tummy is empty. I have to take pils (B6 and Primperan) to be able to function, and this is so nightmarish....

Well, some research show that the sicker you are, the less likely you are to miscarry... Fingercrossed...
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