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32 Weeks and feeling Pressure and foot discomfort?

October 10th, 2013

Question by morningtide_mondays: 32 Weeks and feeling Strain and foot ache?

I am eight months pregnant today! Nonetheless, when I woke up this morning I have felt significant strain nonstop in the reduce location. It was so agonizing earlier this morning that I almost wanted to cry. I could barely bend above to reach into my dresser drawer for outfits without wanting to cry out.

My child has been moving a minor this morning, but not as regularly as she generally does. She’s usually the most lively in the late afternoon early evening.

I have two jobs: a desk job, a job the place I am on my feet consistently. My feet harm so significantly that they truly feel numb. Final evening my kitten experimented with to kiss my feet (which I hate!) and I couldn’t even really feel her. I couldn’t even come to feel her brush along them.

Is this just a indicator that my little one is turning into the (hopefully) correct place, or must I be concerned? Why are my feet numb?

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Response by op_mommy
You should undoubtedly phone your physician and let her know what is going on… it could be nothing or it could be something severe. I am certain she’ll most likely want you to commence your maternity leave quickly or at least have your job function with you to maintain you off of your feet as significantly as achievable at this stage. When you happen to be at the desk job, try out and maintain your feet elevated as significantly as feasible (also when you are at residence or any other time you can). The soreness may well just be that the infant is dropping into position (that does harm a bit) but you want to make confident there’s nothing at all more significant going on.

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  1. lc02
    October 10th, 2013 at 01:31 | #1

    I am the same way but it feels like presure along with a stbbing pain in lower area ,

  2. blondz
    October 10th, 2013 at 01:36 | #2

    foot pain could be cramp, i never had it before pregnancy at all, but since pregnant i have it alot, it really hurts and u feel like u cant move your foot at all. my midwife said due to babys weight on nerves in leg, cutting off circulation

  3. electa g
    October 10th, 2013 at 02:03 | #3

    I am 33 weeks.I am a retail manager and am on my feet constantly.Just like you, my feet are killing me.I am concerned about your pelvic pressure.It is normal to feel a little pressure as the baby begins to descend into the birth canal.This shouldn’t be painful though.Also, any change in fetal activity should be called into your doctor.Go get checked out, better safe then sorry.

  4. bclcordero
    October 10th, 2013 at 02:39 | #4

    It could be a number of things,… always keep your doctor in the loop about what is happening with your body. A good rule of thumb is,… when in doubt, ask your doctor!

  5. Smarty Pantz
    October 10th, 2013 at 03:31 | #5

    We’re very similar in situations! I;m 8 months today as well and I actually JUST asked my doctor if the excruitating pain “down there” was normal. It seems to only happen after I wake up from a long sleep or after I’ve been on my feet all day. She basically said it’s the baby going into position and of course, gearing up for the big day. I’ve read doing Kegel’s strengthens all your muscles and may alleviate pain, tearing during birth and help with recovery. They recommended 3 sets of 10 each day. (The link below gives you a cool newsletter tip every day and almost all the symptoms I have they cover, they do it week by week and the symptoms really seem to match up for me)

    My feet kill me after a days work too. I’ve read it’s bc the baby is pressing against your “vena cava”, the main artery that pumps blood in and out of your legs. The baby pressing on this artery causes swelling and poorer circulation in your legs than you’re used to. I’d try support hose and, if your job allows, sitting down at least every 2 hours for at least 10 minutes. I work retail, but still manage to sneak in those 10’s and its really helped. The numbness isn’t a good thing, I’d call your doctor right away, but I’m sure she’ll say to just stay off your feet, elevate them, increase fluid intake and maybe get some daily exercise to increase blood flow in your legs….all easier said than done. Good luck though hun!!!

  6. Elle C
    October 10th, 2013 at 03:55 | #6

    I am also 32 weeks this week…congrats! I am feeling the exact same pelvic pressure as you. I had never heard of this before until it started happening to me and then I read about it in some of my books, and also saw a lot of Yahoo! Answers about it. It feels like someone has punched or kicked me in the pelvic bone! It hurts the most when I get up from a sitting or laying position. When I get up in the middle of the night, it’s the worst. Don’t worry; you are not alone. It is the stretching and moving of pelvic bones to get us ready for childbirth.

    I’m sorry I don’t have any information for you about your feet. I would say it could be because of your job on your feet. I would ask if you could cut back on your duties at that job, or take breaks more frequently. Make sure you mention it to your doc at your next appointment. Good luck!

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