It's safe to say that my body is sending a very definite message that I should NOT get pregnant any more. From the very beginning of m...

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It's safe to say that my body is sending a very definite message that I should NOT get pregnant any more.

From the very beginning of my pregnancy I have been suffering from symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD) and, at 28 weeks pregnant it is now becoming unbearable.
I am only just managing to get the kids to and from school as walking around is extremely painful.  So much so that I actually cried the whole way home today.
Because of the pain I have had to start using crutches, except for when I have the buggy to push. (It's a bit difficult to do both.)
Thanks to the SPD I have been suffering with severe sharp pain in the pubic bone that makes it feel like it is splitting apart, pain in my hips, lower back pain, abdominal pain and sharp, shooting pains across my bump when walking.



As well as this I am also suffering from sciatica.
Severe pain in the right side of my back, shooting pains down my leg, pins and needles in my foot, and trouble moving my leg after standing still for more than a few minutes.

I can't bend, lift, or even move without being in pain.
There aren't any pain free days any more.
Every day tasks are becoming impossible.
I can't even do the food shopping on my own any more.  I struggle to put the buggy up in the mornings to do the school run and the walk to and from school now takes me twice as long as it would before, but, I have to grit my teeth and struggle through the pain.

Luckily my midwife has agreed to start seeing me at home rather than me trying to struggle to the clinic on the bus, so that is one less thing to worry about, and I will be seeing her on Tuesday for a full ante-natal check up and review.

Despite all of this, I still consider myself lucky.
So many people out there are unable to have children, or suffer a much more traumatic pregnancy that what I am going through.

I am lucky.

My baby is healthy and there is nothing I love more than feeling her move around, and watching my tummy dance when she has the hiccoughs.

I will be seeing the consultant to discuss the possibility of having our little girl delivered early, and in the mean time, I will carry on.

After all ...... I'm a parent ...... that's what we do.


2 comments:

  1. You are one of the most amazing person I have ever had the pleasure to meet missy moo !! I wish I could take away the pain from u !! Can't wait to me ur lil princess I'll come see u soon hunny I promise xxxx

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  2. Ahhhh. Thank u huni. Love u too xx

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