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Hi! I've found that a small (18") pillow between my knees helps with sleeping pains, and is small enough so it doesn't get in the way of rolling over, snuggling with your partner, etc. I've also found that, if I sit for too long (2 hrs or more at work!) I get sore lower back and hips. I just get up, walk around, get some water, and it helps alot. Good luck!!!
My hubby bought me a Snoogle-
and it is wonderful!! Keeps the hips in line and cozy all night and only around $40!
I have been having alot of shoulder pain and my doctor said no to the icy hot creams and to stay away from heating pads. She said to stick with Tylenol and ice.
??? This is my first pregnancy and I'm 18 weeks and 2 days. This may be tmi but my doc office is closed for the holiday... I just got out of the shower and sat down on the bed to finish drying off and I felt this sudden rush of water from my vaginal area. I know that it is common to have vaginal discharge but this was not typical. It was clear and did not have a smell and was not accompanied by any pain but it still has me a little worried. Am I the only one that has experienced this?
Nothing to worry about it is very common at this stage of pregnancy. I had the same and asked the Dr. about it and she said your body makes more secrections of this kind at this stage. As long as there is no blood and no funny color or odor you should be ok. I would check with your Dr to make sure, but I bet you are fine :) Hope that makes you feel better.
I am still sick also... I have meds that are great for getting me through work and as soon as they wear off I'm right back to throwing up. How do you cope?
At 18 weeks, I just got this itchy red rash on my arms and then upper chest the last day or so. Could it be PUPPS? I don't have it anywhere else on my body. My doctor told me to switch body soaps and try benedryl.
It is bumpy and slightly red, and itches constantly if I don't put Benedryl cream on at least two times daily. I also tried the Aveno oatmeal bath (but I didn't think it did much for relief).
Any thoughts? I am praying it doesn't spread and isn't PUPPS, which I heard can be miserable.
I had signed up a year ago before I was even considering having a baby and it was my first ever half marathon (had only done 10k up to this). I planned on training but got sidetracked with the pregnancy but felt great and decided to give it a go anyways. I had the most INCREDIBLE time! Finished in 3:01:42 with 4 bathroom stops :) Lots of Gatorade and water at aid stations and I paced myself to go slowly the first 8 miles or so and then picked it up a bit til I hit Mile 12 and sprinted like mad all the way home! Very exhilarating! My legs were sore but otherwise I felt fantastic. It was all okayed by doc...I am very active normally so it was just a matter of listening to my body.
Im starting to look at car seats and am torn between the Graco Snugride 35 and the Peg Perego Viaggio. Any suggestions??
First day at 18 weeks!!
Hi there, just lurking around. I've had horrible shortness of breath since the very beginning. I am almost 19 wks now and still can't stand or walk for too long. It was so bad I couldn't even do housework or go to work. Now that the nausea is better so is the shortness of breath, I don't really have suggestions to relieve it but rest seemed the most reasonable and helpful. Good luck, almost half way there :-D hang in there.