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07/12/2013 at 21:28
Hello! Hoping for some advice/reassurance/kick up backside...
I'm 22/23 weeks and have had hardly any pain (related to pregnancy). Today I've had quite a lot of discomfort. Firstly just getting out of bed or turning over, it felt as though my muscles were sore and ineffectual. I'm sort of rolling myself out of bed and not sitting up as I would. My whole abdomen feels like a big water balloon, every step I take is uncomfortable and at times it's as though my whole tummy throbs. Plus back pain.
We finished our Christmas shopping today but at times I was hobbling around like a fragile old laydee!
It seems odd to have just started hurting overnight. Any idea what's going on? :)
07/12/2013 at 21:56
Stretching pains? Braxton hicks?
07/12/2013 at 22:00
08/12/2013 at 08:17
08/12/2013 at 08:20
What the other ladies have said - it could be baby is having a little growth spurt in there, I'm a little bit ahead of you but in the last month or so I've definitely got a more painful tum and back pains, but if it doesn't feel 'right' I'd give your MW a ring if only to set your mind at ease :-)
08/12/2013 at 08:21
Just had another thought- are you peeing OK? (Sorry personal Q!!!) Just wondering if it could be UTI related or something?
08/12/2013 at 10:07
Thanks ladies, this is very helpful! x
I don't remember lots of stretching pains when I had Harry, but I know others definitely suffer. I was doing the Shred DVD daily until the wedding in July and squeezing in about 150 an crunches each session (my favourite bit) so maybe my muscles were in better nick than I realised and so I'm feeling it as baby grows.
I had sort of assumed baby was having a growth spurt because I've had nausea for week, and headaches, where I was pretty fine previous, so could all be linked.
And Rose, that water balloon feeling is definitely like the start of a UTI! But nothing else to accompany it so I don't think it can be, but I'll keep an eye out.
I'm taking it much easier today than yesterday as I'm going in to work shortly so I'll spend most of the day sat rather than waddling around. If things still aren't right I'll call the MW in the morning and talk it through with someone :)
08/12/2013 at 11:49
Have you swelling at all? If you have headaches you will want to rule out having raised BP. Are the pains coming in intervals or just constant soreness? I've had a constant soreness only once and it was definitely muscles stretching in retrospect although it was very painful!
08/12/2013 at 14:50
Ooh Sweetpea, you've set my curiosity off! This week I have been swelling (mainly hands and feet) whereas none (or almost none) prior. I came home one day and was nearly sick when I looked at my ankles and the creases and grooves from my knee-high boots stayed in my flesh when the boots came off. Gross! I was borderline pre-eclampsia with Harry, from half way. My GP kept insisting my BP was very raised for me - I'm usually low, I had mild protein in urine and the swelling at the end was awful, but altogether not serious enough to have the hospital do anything. I was on bedrest and the last 3/4 weeks I was in and out of hospital for a few days at a time.
The pain Fri night/Sat definitely came in waves, but then eased off a lot and become just sore all the time. Today I feel tender, and like I want to carry my tummy around (eurgh!) but nothing that's made me go to bed like yesterday, which I'm pleased about. I think I will call the midwife tomorrow and I can always just get my urine and BP checked quickly to be on the safe side :)
08/12/2013 at 15:43
08/12/2013 at 18:59
Please do speak to the MW tomorrow and get that BP checked!!
09/12/2013 at 09:19
Midwife is going to meet me at my house at lunchtime to set my mind at rest. She told me every single symptom is normal pregnancy stuff and that it's probably nothing, but best to check. I've had less movements this morning than a usual morning and more back/leg ache (like my period pains) so I will be very glad to be checked! :)
09/12/2013 at 12:12
Update to let us know how you get on! I haven't been on the tri thread yet today so apologies if it's already there!
09/12/2013 at 13:46
Well, my symptoms were: daily headache, stomach pains, lower back ache (and down in to legs), tired, emotional, puffiness in hands and feet, and tummy feeling swollen and tender so each step I take hurts. So basically - being pregnant!
She thinks I have the start of a UTI (did the urine strip test and it showed up), but BP is fine and definitely the stomach pain I am getting most of now is (or appears to be due to location) my ligaments. Baby's HB is fine, he/she was thrashing around in there and kicking mw's hand as she was using the doppler. The MW loves to tell me (every time) that I have 'a very busy baby'.
Got a telling off for working too much (have that in hand, hopefully), and told to go to GP for an all over check if I am still struggling in a few days time. She was really nice about coming out to see me as an extra appointment though. :)
09/12/2013 at 13:52
09/12/2013 at 14:03
Glad everything is ok Counter, sounds like your midwife is lovely. And very right about you working too hard!
With regards to your headaches, have you had your eyes checked recently? I was suffering from headaches and when I went to the opticians (for a routine eye test), she said that your eyes can change quite a bit in pregnancy and my prescription had changed quite a bit (a lot more than it usually does). Just thought it was worth mentioning if you're already drinking lots etc.
09/12/2013 at 14:12
Always best to get these things checked out and I'm pleased to hear that all is well! Perhaps what happened to CC is making me more paranoid at the moment but reassurance from a MW is the best thing if in doubt!
09/12/2013 at 14:13
Glad to hear mw could reassure you and it's prob nothing to worry about. Did you get antibiotics for the uti?
09/12/2013 at 14:17
09/12/2013 at 14:21
Thank you ladies! AR my boss was fine. He has agreed to me getting some help in during January as cash issues have taken me away from usual work and I won't/can't plug the gap in my own time any more, and he agreed to me recruiting the person I wanted as my number two, provided we sort out a couple of financial issues in the next 48 hours. He seemed VERY happy with my mat proposal but it's a bit controversial so I will do a separate post :D
Flossy, that's a really good point. I have read that about the eyes, and all my work (almost) is on screen, in Excel (or Outlook) so a lot of white screen stuff that really isn't helpful for eyes and heads, in my experience. I think I'll pop and get re-tested. My prescription is very weak but I benefit a lot from the protection from the glare.
Before she left the midwife said 'you've got a long ol' way to go yet' which gave me a chuckle. I have known about being PG for exactly 19 weeks and I hope I don't have to wait 19 weeks for baby to come so I am celebrating passing the 'halfway of knowing' point :)
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