Thursday, 08 January 2009
by Mama Monkey
I'm currently 19 weeks pregnant and things have been going pretty well so far. Though I did find out on our Christmas vacation that being pregnant must make me more prone to motion sickness - something I have never had a problem with before yet I ended up sick both on the plane and during our deep sea fishing adventure. I have always considered myself very fortunate as all of my pregnancies so far have been very smooth and uneventful.
With the last pregnancy, I started getting some sciatic nerve pain towards the end. There were times that is was pretty bad, but I don't think it started until around 34 weeks, so I didn't have to endure it for that long.
With this one, however, the pain started pretty near immediately and has come to the point where it is nearly unbearable at least a couple days a week. The pain starts in my hip area and runs down just past my knees. And I still have 21 weeks to go. So I am looking for some advice. I plan on talking to my midwife at my next appointment, but sometimes advice from someone who has been through it can be more helpful.
Did you have sciatic nerve problems with pregnancy? What did/didn't work to alleviate the pain for you? Any help I can get would be most appreciated. Thanks