Oh No. Here I Go Again :(.

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Oh No. Here I Go Again :(.

A bit of background info from Hailey's pregnancy. I ended up with REAL bad pelvic pain. It was so bad that when I got out of bed I literally walked like a penguine. Trying to walk normally was out of the question. I also had to lay straight as a board to roll over in bed, and walking down the stairs was almost impossible. If we went out of town shopping at say, Walmart, a store that we can walk around for a couple hours looking, pondering, running back to the other end cause we forgot something etc, I seriously was in ALOT of pain for the next 2 days.

I also started contracting alot which in turn made me skip the every 2 week appts, going on WEEKLY appts starting at 30 weeks. I was placed on mild bed rest where I just sat back and let everyone else do most the cleaning, hubby dealt with the kids etc. I could do some stuff but not as much, so that Hailey stayed put at least to term.

Fast forward to now. The pelvic pain has started but thankfully it's not as bad as it was, and I hope it stays that way. A little bit I can handle, a whole lot like before, I can't. And, I've realized just now that I've been having contractions the last couple days :eek:. They don't hurt by any means, but having had 4 kids I know how my belly feels with them, and so far this morning I've had 3 - all about 15 mins apart - yikes! The other day I said to hubby my belly felt weird, I thought maybe she was just moving around, but when they move at this stage, you feel them, and I didn't feel her, so I left it be, but now I realize it's contractions. Sigh. I DON"T want to go through what I did with Hailey. I didn't like how alot of things went leading up to her birth, and her birth in general and I went through emotional hell, and I explained already how I felt at the beginning of this pregnancy, which again, more emotional hell. I don't think I could handle alot of this all over again :confused:. Seems the girls give me issues. With Heather at 8 months I was in the hospital a few times for NST's due to contracting but made it to her due date.

Hopefully these are BH contractions and don't lead to anything :eek:.

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Listen to your body and go to the OB if things seem 'off'! You dont want to take any chances!

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:bighug: I'm sorry that you're having pelvic pain and contractions! I hope you feel better and can relax and enjoy the rest of the pregnancy. I agree with Erin- don't hesitate to call your doctor if things don't seem right! But I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you won't need to!

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I'm so sorry you're having such a rough time physically and emotionally for you. Hopefully the pelvic pain will ease up some and the contractions are just BH. Make sure to get plenty of rest when you can.

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Get as much rest as you can and drink some water! Hopefully that will help the BH ease up.

I remember pelvic pain with DD toward the end, but not as early as you are talking about! That sounds miserable.

Take it easy, mama!

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All I drink mostly is water, sometimes I'll throw a crystal light package in, but for the most part that's all I drink. I do drink milk and whatnot but water's mostly it. So far I haven't had any more contractions, but the fact that I had some sort of worries me. With having my previous 2 kids with lots of early contractions and monitoring, if that were to happen now, hubby would have to take time off work, and between now and the first week of July it wouldn't be beneficial as we have other things planned :(.

Guess I gotta stop cleaning and whatnot and tell hubby and the boys it's time to really start taking over. Based on the history of the last 2 girls, I'm somehow thinking this one isn't gonna be much different lol. Hubby said it best with Hailey though: The boys were easy going, couldnt ask for a better pregnancy, but they're terrors on the outside "lol", the girls were terrors on the inside and will be little angels once out. We'll see how true that is in due time :lol:.

It seems like alot of us on the board have been hit with super early contractions. I hope that doesn't mean alot of real early babies!!

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Sorry you are hurting and contracting. My hips and pelvis are feeling a bit better finally and I am super relieved.

Do you think you may have a UTI that could cause you to contract?

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Oy Kristina that doesn't sound like fun. I agree, if you are the slightest bit worried you get in and get checked. As far as the pelvic pain, are you open to trying chiropractic, or have you tried it in the past? I am also a big fan of massage therapy. I have hip issues normally, and pregnancy seems to make it worse, the only thing that helps is chiro.

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Rest, rest, rest! And please listen to your body! Sorry, but I am hyper-sensitive now. I hope you can get some relief soon hon.

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Try and get sum rest I'm sorry your in so much discomfort hope you get sum relief soon.

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I hope things start to settle! KUP!

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Hope you don't end up in the same pain you were with Hailey and the contractions settle.

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I had a few more yesterday but nothing major and nothing close together. I told hubby that it appears that they're starting up so I'm gonna have to take it easy. I do know that stress is a HUGE factor to really bring them on "one of the factors that I was mentioning with Hailey and what led up to her delivery". I just don't want a repeat of Hailey's delivery.... it's a long story and only a couple people know it, but it wasn't a good feeling. A combo of all the pelvic pain and the contractions, I just said go ahead and deliver, rather than insist I stay overnight for monitoring and see what happens when I had gone in for monitoring due to having steady contractions 5 mins apart for 2 hours. I knew better than that, but used the constant contractions 5ish or so mins apart with the pain as my way of relief. It took FOREVER for things to start, they broke my water, then after x amount of hours, started pitocin drip. I've had that with all my other kids and when it starts things go fast - ONLY when my body is ready. After I got the drip, it was super slow going, then finally I guess my body just gave up and said ok. After I had Hailey and thought about it, I realized I was a fool and was a very unpleasant person to hubby. There were some other small things after she was born that added, but for me that was one of the big things. It was horrible, and I told hubby if anything like that happens this time, to kick my arse and remind me to request monitoring for a while rather than just say ok go ahead and deliver her.

Now you know why everything is such an emotional thing for me. I only started letting things 'go' a few months before I got pregnant - I know it was a long time to hold on to feeling that way, and then bang, I got pregnant with this one, and it just was terrible timing. Obviously, I've accepted things and I"m thrilled for a new baby girl and can't wait to meet her :). I also know to do things differently now and not to do the same mistakes I did last time, regardless as to what's going on.

Sorry for rambling, but for now I'm fine, and while my next appt isn't till the 30th, I won't hesitate to call or go into emerge if needed. I will definately tell her about the contractions especially if they keep up, I just really don't want to go on every week appts starting at 30 weeks again. As my NP told me with Hailey, they're just braxton hicks and getting me ready for delivery, which was fine, but she wanted to monitor me every week regardless, especially since I have to drive 45 mins away, she wanted to be safe than sorry lol.

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Kristina we learn from our past. I hope that this pregnancy and delivery will be alot better for you and you will be able to let go of those hard memories ((HUGS))

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I'm sorry your feeling that way Kritina. If there is one thing i learned dealing with moms and babies this year is that every birth has a different story and each mom needs there own time to deal with anything that may have happened during that birth story. Don't get to frustrated and try to let it be a learning experince so you know what you want this time around. i thought I knew what i wanted when I had DH but I didn't stick to my guns and I really regret many of the decisions I made during my labor. I've made it perfectly clear to everyone involved (family & medical staff) how I would like things to go this time and I appointed my friend as my "voice" incase I need someone to remind me or help me stay stong Wink