Discomfort and Pain in Early Pregnancy?

Cynthia Flynn's picture
Experts: 

QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I'm approximately 11 weeks pregnant, and so far I have had almost every second day horrible morning sickness that prevents me from really eating anything. What should I do?

Also, seeing as how I'm so early along, is it normal for my tummy to go really hard and huge (like I'm 5 or 6 months along) and feel like Braxton Hicks contractions?

And my last question, There are times when I will be walking around my home and all of a sudden it almost feels like someone is pulling my hips apart then forcing them back together. I wind up in so much pain from this that I end up on the floor unable to walk for about 10 minutes sometimes longer. and the pain seems to go from hip to hip and really hurts my scar.

I don't know if it helps but I do have a 26 month old daughter, born via C-section.

Any ideas on what I should do aside from asking my doctor?

ANSWER

I am so sorry that all of this is happening to you, and that you are having trouble with your scar (why I try so hard to prevent cesareans!). I think the nausea/vomiting is due to the stress it sounds like you are under, since women who have trouble staying relaxed seem to be at more risk. You are right, I do think it would be best to discuss all your symptoms with your own provider, who knows the whole story better than I do. I hope you feel better soon, and can enjoy this pregnancy. Good luck!

--Cynthia, CNM. PhD.