I was in my 9th month of pregnancy and I had to spend full two weeks in bed because of the sever lower back pain in late pregnancy. It was so unbelievable, and it was not even labor… Let me tell you what happened!
It was my very first pregnancy. And at the time I was self employed. I work many hours over time so I could spend more time when the baby came. I really was nuts, now that I think of it. I would go on for 16 hours without a minute rest. I just felt so good and energized and excited.
I mean, I felt so good that I helped my husband with getting the nursery ready. I just could not wait him to arrive and I just wanted everything to be perfect.
The first time pain happened was at the 7th month pregnancy. That is the same time I started experiencing really bad leg cramps. The kind that woke me up screaming in the middle of the night! At my Dr. visit I mentioned it to him, and he said, I need more rest.
Like I was going to listen to him! He did not know of all the things I needed to do before! Yes, I know, I was crazy and I beat myself for it later on! By the time the 9th month came around, I was so bad, I had to stay in bed for 2 weeks. I had pinched my sciatica nerve. If you don’t know what that is, it feels like the pain shooting down your front or back leg. Often the back and it really feels terrible! My pain was so bad, that my husband rolled me around on the chair so I could go to the bathroom and even with that it would take around 2 hours.
The worst, is, I could have prevented my lower back pain in late pregnancy going so far. If I just followed the step by step guide on preventing and stopping lower back pain in pregnancy. I know it could have been prevented! How do I know that? With my second pregnancy I followed it, and it made all the difference!