Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/05/14

20 weeks pregnant and so hard


I am 20 weeks pregnant with my 4th baby and 28 yrs old. I just cant believe how had its getting. The aches and pains are quite unbearable. I feel so much pain around my pubic bone, hip joints and lower back. Its so hard to get up from lying/sitting. I have to wait a few seconds before walking and sometimes I feel like I have to hold around the pubic bone because of the pain. It feels impposible to put pants on when standing and hurts a bit when climbing stairs.LAst night when we went shopping for only 1 /12 hours I felt like crying from the pain in the pelvic region. I dont know what is going on. I only picked up 2 kgs so far and wonder how hard its going to get when I become bigger. Is there anything I can do to hepl with the pain??

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Dear Anonymous
This pain is caused by the influence of the hormones on the ligaments of the pelvis causing it to become loose and unstable - it may help to wear a supporting girdle - it looks like this|Maternity_Clothes|B001D4X9LY&CPNG=women&ref=tgt_adv_XSB10001
and you will get it at maternity wear shops.
You can take Panado for the pain but it can get so bad that it causes a disclocation at the front where the two pelvic bones join, so if you feel that there is movement in the joint or you walk with a limp, rather let your doctor have a look.
Dr Bets

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