Friday, April 09, 2010

Why does he always have to be right?

Over the last few weeks I have been experiencing pelvic pain. Toward the end of my pregnancy with The Phi I had a lot of back pain. This time is started earlier and its not my back but my pelvis. Like down there. Like my whoo-haa bone. It was getting bad, like to the point where I was a giant pregnant lady with a pimp-limp. Not as cool as it sounds. And it was getting worse everyday. Of course pelvic pain is a normal part of pregnancy for a lot of women and all those "helpful" websites and books basically said "SUCK IT UP! IT WILL END WHEN THE KID IS BORN".

So what would any good wife do? Constantly complain to my husband. PR Dad kept telling me to walk more. Take a few breaks at work and walk around my office park. But really the thought of walking more did not appeal to me. My few trips from my office to the copy machine AND back were excruciating enough.

He also told me to bust out the maternity belly band that was in the box of clothes my BFF Sam had given me. But do I listen. Of course not. He is a man and has no idea what he is talking about. He knows nothing about the female gestating body. (Even though last time I had the back pain when I was pregnant with The Phi he made me wear his back brace and it helped).

A few more days of the pelvic pain and I could not stand it. It was getting to the point where it hurt so bad to put one foot in front of the other. That night I exclaimed, "I am going to try the maternity band tomorrow". You know so it sounded like it was MY idea. So the next day I wore it and what do you know. A significant less amount of pelvic pain. And I wore it the next day and guess what? NO pelvic pain. By the third day I was skipping and running through grassy fields without a care, or an ounce of pain. The maternity band totally worked, and DAMMIT! PR Dad was right. AGAIN!


  1. It just seems so wrong that he would be right about something involving your mommy bits...:)

  2. Don't you just hate when "they" are right. Ugh! Glad it worked, though.

  3. I had one of those when i was pregnant but never used it. hought it was some old world remedy my suegra wanted me to Now i wish i had listened!

  4. Anonymous10:41 AM

    i had pain as well, this is what helped me:

    1.) sit on a chair backwards, butt towards the end of the seat and your arms leaning on the end of the chair (the back support part) feel weird at first but it does help. use can do this doing labor as well.

    2.) yoga move. down on all fours, lower your arms to be resting on your elbows (maybe called downward dog???) butt can be resting on your legs or up in the air a little. it is supposed to releive pressure from pelvis by pushing the baby out of the pelvic pocket she is in. i did this one all the time, loved it.



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