Today I'm bed bound :(

Sorry I Just need a rant. I'm 33 weeks pregnant with SPD I physically cannot move today my boyfriend helped me to the toilet this morning before he went to work at half 5 and helped me back to bed. Ive tried to get up but I can't. I havent eaten or drank anything all morning because the thought of the stairs makes me cry. This must get easier because o feel like I'm loosing all control! Sorry the rant just in agony and very emotional!

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  • I am 30 weeks today and i have some pretty bad PPGP going on in front as my belly has popped out massively (went from chubby looking to pregnant looking in 4 days!) but what you are getting doesn't sound right to me at all.

    I would suggest speaking with your MW ASAP as its clearly an issue that needs to be addressed. She might suggest a pelvic support brace or visiting a physiotherapist which she can arrange for you.

    I hope that you feel better very soon

    Keep us updated xx

  • Ive got physio again tomorrow but they want to put me on crutches! Ive also got a support belt but nothing is helping! The MW said that if I get to the point where I can't move they will look into inducing me at 37 weeks! So hopefully when I see her Thursday she can help! How are you dealing with it all? Xx

  • Well at least they are trying i guess!

    Mine isnt to bad, its worse at night when i try and roll over in bed or when i walk for a fairly long time. I am just having hot baths a lot to try and ease the tension.

    I hope that you start to feel better soon because there is nothing worse than being in pain :( xx

  • Hi BeckyyHopee,

    I am so sorry to hear this, I think I replied to your post before and recommended Physio input. I am also 25 plus weeks and noticing more pain as a result of SPD, but not as bad as your case. Avoid the stairs if possible as this will make the situation worse. If possible move your bed and everything you need downstairs if you have room just temporarily. I have started using a walking stick first thing when I get out of bed as this is the time that the pain is excruciating and then 10 minutes on it seems to improve. I have spoke to my Gp and awaiting the Physios to contact me shortly. I have 3 other kids and don't have a choice but to keep standing and going. Also I have stopped picking up my 3 year old as that makes it worse, I have changed my position in bed so that I sleep nearer the edge to enable me get up without too much effort, I have changed and altered my situation to enable me to continue at least for now. Get some help from your Gp. Wishing you well, all the best. XXX

  • ....and always try to avoid induction, if at all possible... much better for Mum and baby for things to start naturally :) good luck with the SPD xx

  • Hi Laurajane86,

    Avoid rolling in bed, this was making mine more worse and severe. I have now found a new way of coping. I have to sit up and then turn from side to side. I was offered Clutches on my last one and refused them but lots of ladies use them temporarily as it takes the pressure off and enables you to carry on. If it gets very bad this time then I will have to take up the offer. Wishing all of you ladies very well and all the best. XXX

  • Thank you ladies. I wish I could live downstairs for the next few weeks until baby gets here but we have no toilet downstairs. Sorry for the TMI ive been weeing in a bucket downstairs but I feel like I'm loosing all my dignity already! There must be something they can do for us all other than leaving us until baby is here xx

  • Oh Hun it's awful for you. I stayed with a friend when she had same as you. She got to the point when she was in lots of pain. She had physio, pelvic strapping, and could only walk with crutches, and was nearly wheel chair bound, but they said the same, nothing they could do until baby arrives. She had a normal delivery etc at the end.

  • Oh Hun it's awful for you. I stayed with a friend when she had same as you. She got to the point when she was in lots of pain. She had physio, pelvic strapping, and could only walk with crutches, and was nearly wheel chair bound, but they said the same, nothing they could do until baby arrives. She had a normal delivery etc at the end.

  • Oh Hun it's awful for you. I stayed with a friend when she had same as you. She got to the point when she was in lots of pain. She had physio, pelvic strapping, and could only walk with crutches, and was nearly wheel chair bound, but they said the same, nothing they could do until baby arrives. She had a normal delivery etc at the end.

  • I saw the physio today and she has given my crutches and offered me a wheelchair if I want it! She also said to ask my midwife tomorrow about being induced because I cannot do much myself anymore! Your friend was very luxky to have you! Xx

  • Oh no poor you, I totally sympathise. I went on Mat Leave at 34 weeks and my SPD pain got worse and worse. I ended up taking paracetamol every 6 hours just to cope with the pain and was in agony simply moving from sofa to bathroom, without the need to use stairs. If I decided not to take the paracetamol I just could move, would cry all the way to the loo and then to kitchen to get the paracetamol.

    When it came to labour I was very keen it put into place my pelvic friendly positions and a water birth but I ended up being induced and at one point I literally had my knees up by my ears but to be fair at this point in my labour all I could think about was get this baby out and out he came.

    I hope you find some relief soon xx

  • Cheekymonkey were you induced early? Because of the spd? I'm really hoping to be because I am getting to the point I cannot do things for myself anymore x

  • No I wasn't, they wanted to induce me because of my age (40), I resisted that and I ended up being induced at 40+3 as I had gone to Ante-Natal ward for a sweep and my babies Heart Rate was too high. I was monitored all day, put on a drip and so on but stayed high so I said I was not going to take any risks to go into labour naturally so I was induced that night and delivered the following night x

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