Any suggestions?

  1. I'm 35-36 weeks (can't remember). Having a scheduled c/s on March 17. 3rd c/s. So i'm at that point where i'm pretty uncomfortable, etc..its getting to where i can't sit straight up anymore! I have to almost lean back at a 45 degree angle to be comfortable! The baby moves SO much when i'm sitting straight up, and just POUNDS my scar line and tissue to shreds. AAAARRRGGGGG. Not to mention, now when i'm sleeping my entire leg goes to sleep. I have to wake up, then wake UP my leg! lol

    i know this is normal (well mostly) but am wondering if there's anythign anyone could recommend for me to do to be a wee bit more comfy?
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  3. by   Tess RNC
    I'm sorry you are so uncomfortable! March 17th probably can't come soon enough! Have you tried the different abd. support belts? I thought they were wonderful! Or massage therapy? Use lots of pillows when you go to sleep, maybe positioning/support could help with your legs falling asleep.
    Best of luck on the 17th, or sooner?? You may have to wait for your "lucky charm".
  4. by   SnowymtnRN
    Thanks Tess! no i've not tried one of the maternity belt things, maybe i should tho. I'm using SO many pillows my boys can barely find me if they come looking for me in the middle of the night! lol At least its only 17 more days tho right? lol
  5. by   nekhismom
    I used a breast feeding support pilloew between my legs. It wasn't a boppy, it was blue and curved, can't remember what it is called, but it worked wonders! My legs always went to sleep. I started tucking pillows under my belly at night to hold it up, and even propped myself up in a recliner with pillows during the day.

    Oh, and don't forget that everytime you find a comfy position, you will undoubtedly have to get up and go pee! :chuckle

    Here's to hoping you find some comfort soon!
  6. by   chris_at_lucas_RN
    Try on either side (they say left is best to avoid vena cava problems....), with a good pillow supporting your belly and another between your legs. Make your goal that your spine and pelvis are well aligned, and your belly might even be a little above "aligned."

    Worked for me--and still remember after 30 years!!!!

    Not remembering what week you are at is a concern--unless this is kinda usual (it would be for me)--if you are retaining water in your face and hands, be sure you are getting a bit of exercise, cut back on salt a little, keep your fluids going and don't miss a doc appointment--I'm wondering about a little pre-eclampsia (affected memory is one of the less well know signs.....)

    Good luck!
  7. by   SnowymtnRN
    Thanks for the suggestions! I'll try some different things with the pillows to see if it helps.

    Chris, my BP has been low, no protein in my urine and minimal swelling ankle wise. Last appointment he wasn't worried about PIH thank goodness. I've never had it before, but you never know........NOW i'm up to the weekly doc appts.

    Nehk, you are right. EVERY time i get comfy i have to go pee! And its always not even a full bladder's worth which makes me SO mad! lol
  8. by   chris_at_lucas_RN
    Good to know about the protein, BP, etc. I had every confidence you were watching.....

    That urinary frequency kinda makes you covet a Foley, doesn't it??? Ah, those were the days...

    Counting down--16 to go. St. Patty's Day is a good day to be born. I'll be on vacation, but I'll think of you!