November 12, 2008

A Pain in the Butt!!!

When my doctor was discussing my pregnancy with me, one of the first things he told me about was this sciatic nerve which runs down your back and into your legs. He said "because you teach and are on your feet all day, it may be a problem for you." Oh boy has it been a problem!!! While everyone seems to have a different opinion for how to treat this, I have not found anything that works yet! Warm bath, body pillow, two pillows between your knees at night, sleeping on the opposite side of the pain, 30 minute-leg up breaks, massages (which I'm up for!), floor exercises (do you know me at all!)... Oh let me count the suggestions! My next doctors appointment is on the 19th, so I guess I will tough out the pain in my butt until I can talk to him about it more!!

1 comment:

Jennifer Harris said...

hey Brooke-I saw your link on facebook, congrats!! I started a baby blog when I found out I was pregnant as well. It's a nice outlet and great way to share such a special time with family and friends and it's fun to look back at all the posts months later. Anyway, I remember the sciatic nerve pain like yesterday and it's horrible and there's nothing you can do but grin and bear it! Luckily mine went away in the 2nd trimester but returned in the 3rd, so I had a bit of a break. Pregnancy is such a crazy time and you couldn't pay me to do it again right now...but it's SOOOO worth it in the end. My little boy was born October 15th and motherhood is amazing and all the pains of pregnancy just melt away once you see your baby's face!! :)

Good luck with everything!!!

Jennifer Banks Harris