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    Major back pain at 6 months
    greengurl1987 posted:
    Today I hit the 6th month, and for the past couple of days I have been having severe back pain. I went to the OB floor of our hospital, and they said to take some Tylenol and lay down. Problem is, I've never felt ANY pain so bad. It calmed down some, but its still there. I move just right and it hurts really bad again. I was told it might be the baby sitting on the Sciatic nerve, but everything I have read says the pain should start in my lower back and radiate down to and through my legs. It doesn't. It starts in my hips on the left side, and moves to the middle of my back on the right side. I am trying to decide if I should go to the other hospital in town to see what they have to say about the pain.
    gina111183 responded:
    my sister went through this with her second child and really there isn't much you can do when the baby is sitting right there ... that was my nephews favorite spot just try to rest and take some warm baths and take the tylenol for the pain if you are still worried by all means go to the hospital trust your instincts best of luck to you
    Pamela11703 responded:
    I had this during my second pregnancy. I ended up getting insurance to cover my chiropractor and I went once a week (twice in the beginning) It helped me immensely. Im about 10 weeks preggo now and already getting similar pains so I think Im going to begin seeing him again.

    Maybe that would work for you?

    Pamela (28), DH (31), Patrick Jacob (2-14-07) Ryan Joseph (4-20-08) Edd Oct 2010ish...?
    greengurl1987 replied to gina111183's response:
    Thank you very much for your comment. I hope that some warm baths and Tylenol will help, because it hurts a lot.
    GigiSage replied to greengurl1987's response:
    It is from your pubic bone seperating. I suggest getting a labor ball (you can get them pretty cheap at walmart) big enough that your legs are squared. Then do the hula! This will help your muscles stretch out and will help take pressure of your pubic bones (it is actually three pieces!) as well. Doing the hula will also help you get ready for birth.

    You can also get a body pillow. At 6 months it helped relieve my hip pain and back pain. At that point putting my belly on the pillow at night really helped my side and back muscles relax and just feel better in general.

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