My first trip to L&D

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My first trip to L&D

So yesterday I decided to brave the weather and take DS to the pool. He's been begging and I kept putting it off. But I figure maybe my hips would feel better...boy was I wrong! At one point I tried climbing out of the toddler pool to get a drink of water and lifting my leg to the ledge (1ft 6in) I heard (very audible) and felt a crack in my pubic bone. It stung, but no more that like when you pop a joint, stings then goes away pretty quickly. So I told DS to keep swimming and I was going to rest on the chair and watch him for a while.

Well the pain kept getting worse and was radiating all the way around my hips and to my lower back/tailbone area. So I packed up DS and came home to call the doc. They told me to go on in to L&D to be evaluated and make sure it wasn't anything serious. So DH came home, we took DS to my SIL and headed over.

Spent a long time on the monitors...everything good there! I'm only 20% and 0cm, still high and tight. Regular contractions, but not strong or productive.

Basically I dislocated the pelvic something or other bones there. So now I have to limit everything I do because of the pain, mostly hanging out on the couch and stuff. Like that's easy with a 3 year old. All day cartoons here I come I guess. What really sucks is standing, sitting up straight or laying on my side exaggerates the pain. A semi-reclined position seems to be the most comfy...but we don't have a recliner! lol So I'm propped up on the couch with tons of pillows all around trying to get comfy. And DH is a little sad because that means (in his words) "I can't help bring on labor now."

The only meds I can take is Tylenol and hope for the best, but it's not helping. Not even dulling it. Still really sore and achy this morning. Not as bad today as last night, but still really yuck. I've got an appt at 11:30 to go in and see my doctor for another evaluation. I'm really considering asking her about setting an end date sometime next week if I've not gone by then. I'm just in constant pain and it's impossible to do anything with DS because of it.

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I am really sorry to hear about the injury. I hope DS can stay entertained with cartoons/movies, and snacks so you can get lots of rest. Is there anyone close by like family or friends who can take him for a couple hours each day to give him some more activity and change of scenery and also allow you to rest? Hope you feel much better very soon...

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:lurk:

I've had pelvic problems with each of my kids, and end up in a lot of pain by the end. They can give you more than just tylonal. Vicoden (or tylonal with Codine) with the last 2 (didnt want to take anything stronger since I still had a kid or 2 to take care of), and with DS1 it was something stronger, though my placenta brain isnt working on retrieval of the name right now lol. Another thing that I have found that works is a pregnancy pillow, one that wraps all the way around you to help support your back, and that you can put between your legs... sometimes I even need an extra pillow between my legs just to make it a bit more comphy. the pillow helps keep your pelvic bones from rubbing on each other, and stabilizes your pelvis a bit Smile Also, alternating Ice and heat on the most painful areas can help with the inflammation. I also see a chiropractor.

Hang in there, sending you speedy ELV, and that you can get some comfort till the time comes Smile

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"Kier" wrote:

Another thing that I have found that works is a pregnancy pillow, one that wraps all the way around you to help support your back, and that you can put between your legs... sometimes I even need an extra pillow between my legs just to make it a bit more comphy. the pillow helps keep your pelvic bones from rubbing on each other, and stabilizes your pelvis a bit Smile Also, alternating Ice and heat on the most painful areas can help with the inflammation. I also see a chiropractor.

Ooh, all good suggestions!

"PianomanTran02" wrote:

And DH is a little sad because that means (in his words) "I can't help bring on labor now."

I've already talked to you, so you know I feel for you on all of this pain, but this totally made me laugh out loud!!

Keep trucking, girl! I'm anxious to hear what your OB said today!

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Oh, I hope it's not too uncomfortable and/or painful for you! You just need to hang in there for another week or so! You're so close!