(Closed) Are these things normal? o.o

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Oldtimer here… lol, I’m over 50.

Sounds like your baby is pressing down on your Sciatica… you’ll want to talk to your Dr. about this.  Not a panic by any means… but should be looked at for your comfort.

Hope this helps,

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

Yes yes yes to all of these! Exactly as you described, too! The pelvic pain is apparently from all the ligaments getting loose/widening in preparation for d-day.  The crotch soreness and pelvic pain has only gotten worse for me (at this point, at 35.5 weeks, it seems to get worse and worse every day D:). But don’t worry, as it is all normal. πŸ™‚ (just sucks to go through!)

ETA: Haha stay away from Dr. Google, but bring it up to your doc at the next appointment – mine suggested a maternity support belt to help with the pain but I was stupid and never bought one.

 

 

 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yup, I have the exact same thing. It’s normal. I think it’s SPD, too, but I’m not worried about it in the least. Everything I’ve read, and what my doctor told me, is that it goes away after birth. Don’t stress! 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

When you are pregnant your pelvis actually widens to prepare for birth. The popping is probably your hip cracking in the socket. Kind of like popping your knuckles or any other joint. You release the gas bubbles formed in the cartilage. The best thing for soreness or stiffness is to walk and do light stretching. The baby could be pressing on the sciatic nerve which runs down the pelvis and thigh into the leg. If you get leg pain or numbness that’s probably what it’s from. It’s not dangerous to you or the baby, just uncomfortable. If your baby is sitting low in your pelvis you can try pressing something cold to the underside of your abdomen and they’ll lift up to get away from it. That only works for a few minutes, though, but it can give you a little relief. You can also get a maternity belt to provide back support for your growing belly. I hear great things about them.

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m 28 weeks today and ALL these things sound so familiar. I was saying to my friend just the other day that my groin constantly feels like I did a mad workout on a thigh master. 

Im just impressed that you’re making to morning to pee. I’m currently on an every two hour schedule. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Sounds normal to me! I often just have these weird, random pains in that area. 

Oh, and can I tell you something gross that I wish someone had told me? 

(I’m going to tell you anyway, sorry!)

Be prepared over the next few weeks for constant wetness in that area. You’ll have sweat in places that you didn’t know would sweat. Sorry! I know it was gross!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

@Extension54:  Ahaha seriously I hate when people say that! I was saying that I’m tired of being pregnant, and this new mom chimed in saying “well it doesn’t end after pregnancy!”… yeah but at least I don’t have to get up for a 12-hour work shift after no sleep when I have the baby! Haha.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee

Have you been sleeping with a pillow in between your knees? This may help take some pressure off your hips. 

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