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 . 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 . 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 .
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!
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!
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 .
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!!
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.
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.