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mommietobe - May 1

I've had pubic symphisis displacement since about 20wks. I'm 29 wks now. I went into the Dr last week and he said my pelvis is now dislocated. The amount of pain I'm in is unreal. They started me on Tylenol 3 with codeine 2 pills every six hrs. I'm also on bedrest with a toddler at home. My due date is July 18th but they were going to schedule a cs for the first week in July. Dr. I go to won't do VBAC and now I can't do that anyway. Here's the thing , now Dr want' s to do amnio at 36 wks if babies lungs are mature he wants to go ahead and do cs then. My dh and I are freaking out, babies are still premature at 36 wks and I know the longer you go the better for the baby. Dr says I won't be able to tolerate the pain after 36 wks as pain will get much worse as baby continues to grow. What would you guys do? Also, have any of you gone thru this and do you have any suggestions? FYI- Dr won't let me do physical therapy, chiro.

 

3babies - May 1

Hi mommietobe, I have looked after a couple of girls with your severe problem (I am a physio). One was in hospital on complete bedrest, but allowed up 2x day,on a frame just to mobilise for about 5 metres. The other managed at home but required a wheelchair and her husband was her carer (they had 3 other children). I think you can only see how you are going to manage by taking it a day at a time. It is true that the pain doesnt tend to improve if the pubic joint has a large separation and shift, but some people can manage this better than others. If you dont feel comfortable having the baby at 36 weeks, and the only reason is your comfort, then the doctor has to be guided by how you feel. The baby isnt in danger. If you can cope with the pain, then the doctor should only be too glad to leave that baby in. Having said that though your doctor believes (as do I really) that by 36 weeks you may be begging for delivery. Not to be negative but I know what a debilitating pain it can be. If you are a positive and strong person though you may hang in there for longer and I wish you lots of luck in doing it! Hope you have plenty of help for your toddler!

 

mommietobe - May 1

Thanks 3babies. My Dh workes a schedule that allows him to be home all day and works at night when my son is asleep. I feel bad because he's working and doing all the housework, etc. I'm going to try to hang in there till 38 wks, what amazes me is the pain. My first cs didn't hurt this bad, I used to work in law enforcement and broke both my arms at one time doing a take down and that pain was nothing like this. Thank you for you honesty. Funny, he said I will be begging for delivery by 36 wks, too. lol You two don't know eachother, do you? As long as the baby is ok and lungs are mature that's what I 'm worried about. I already have a special needs child at home so my anxiety with that is heightened.

 

3babies - May 1

You poor thing, you do have a lot on your plate with your little one! How old is your other bub? At least your husband can help, it's so much better than having to rely on other people! Just to make you feel a little better my first bub was emergency c/s @ 35 weeks and did great. A little trouble with feeding at first for a few days, then we were away. No NICU stay as he was born in a country hospital (emergency). BTW cant say I know your doctor as I live in Australia!

 

mommietobe - May 2

No, you probably don't know him. We are in Florida. My son just turned 20 mths and he is a handful. He has severe asthma, severe allergies, and VSD which is the small hole in the ventricles of the heart. I carry epi injections with us everywhere. Thank God for my dh, he really has stepped up to the plate. I'm glad your little one is ok . It makes me feel better knowing that he is ok after being born at 35 wks. Did you b___st feed? I didn't with my first , but would like to with this one. My Dr. said with premature deivery's sometimes your milk has a hard time coming in.

 

Daniella - May 2

mommietobe- I went into the hospital at 32 weeks for possible preterm labor. The doctor said he hopes I make it to 35 weeks. Well, I just hit 39 weeks today. Whoohoo!! and let me tell you, I've been begging this little guy to come out for the past 2 weeks since I hit full term. 36 weeks is NOT BAD at all!!!! In fact, my doctor told me if I made it to 35 weeks and went into labor again, they would not stop me because of how healthy a baby is at that stage. So, please don't worry!!! I am sure your little one will be fine. Heck, even if your bub is born now at only 29 weeks, still has a great chance. Anyhow, 36 weeks is only 1 week early from full term. :) GOOD LUCK!!!

 

Renee-Marie - May 2

Mommie2be, I would have to agree with Daniella. I was also told by my doctor today (tuesday) that by next week (34 weeks for me) we'll start to wein me from my muscle relaxer meds (to stop the contractions) and let nature take it's course. A healthy baby can be delivered as early as 35 weeks - breathing strong on his/her own and all. Don't stress out. Thats not good for you or baby either. I'm sorry you've had this problem for so long. I've only been experiencing it for a few days now, but I can relate to the pain. I find that if I put a cold compress on that area, it helps somewhat.... but other than you, I don't know anyone else who has this! It's nice to know we're not alone though!!! Good luck - feel well - and I will keep you in my prayers.

 

mommietobe - May 2

Thanks everyone for your advise. I do feel better hearing that things worked out good for all of you. My Dr. called today and said I failed my diabetes test and I go Friday for three hour test. I had gd with my first, but I am much bigger with this baby. I am trying to stay positive and just praying that everything will be ok. Good luck to all of you with the rest of your pg. I'm sure just like me it is all worth the bad stuff we go thru to have that baby in the end.

 

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