Hi! I’m a Cripple!

Leaving the OB’s office this morning, I somehow tweaked my lower back while climbing into the car. (1 cm dilated, 50% effaced!)

I then proceeded to go grocery shopping. Because I’m smart.

When the Very Helpful Grocery Bagger asked me eleventy billion times if I would like assistance to my car, I declined over and over again. Because I’m smart.

As you can guess, I aggravated my back somethin’ FIERCE while loading my car with said groceries. My back is not happy and I pretty much can’t move.

Since mainlining painkillers (or even Ibuprofen) isn’t in the cards for me, any sage advice for lower back pain relief?

Oh and guess what? I’m 9 months pregnant!

(Taken this past weekend or as I like to call it, the Pre-Crippled Days. Oh, to stand without wincing….)

  1. Mama Bub

    June 1, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    The chiropractor always tells my husband to lay down with his knees elevated. Obviously you can’t lay flat, but you can lay semi-reclined with your knees propped on some pillows. Might help a little? And, uh, call a chiropractor. We have one we like in Irvine, if you need a referral.

  2. Danielle (elleinadspir)

    June 1, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    You could um…’help labor along’ with some home remedies. The back pain will clearly get worse…but then the baby will be here and pain killers ;) so….that’s one option.

  3. Michele

    June 1, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    I had HUGE issues after I had my daughter. I went to the chiropractor, massage therapist and hoped and prayed…and nothing worked. I was nursing, so I avoided medicine. I found a OMT, and it worked! It was amazing! It’s like a blend of physical therapy and massage therapy. If nothing else works…try it out! http://www.osteopathic.org/index.cfm?PageID=ost_omt

  4. Angella

    June 1, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Hi! You’re adorable!

    Nothing new, but it still needed to be said.
    .-= Angella´s last blog ..It Almost Didn’t Happen =-.

  5. Jammer

    June 1, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Hmm…maybe try a warm bath? I have no idea…sorry :( But you look amazing! Propps for acessorizing 9 months into it!
    .-= Jammer´s last blog ..And Another… =-.

  6. Jen

    June 2, 2010 at 6:19 am

    This book! Seriously!


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  7. joAnn

    June 2, 2010 at 6:26 am

    I agree with the poster above who commented about laying flat on the floor with your knees raised to hip level and bent, with your calvesresting on something (the couch, your bed, a tall stack of pillows). My lower back was a mess by the end of my pregnancy, and laying relaxed in this position for about 10-20 minutes at a time helped. And a warm bath, too.

    You look gorgeous, might I add. I hope when I get pregnant with my second I can look as fabulous as you. Something tells me it won’t happen.

  8. Stacie

    June 2, 2010 at 7:07 am

    Had major back pain with my third… I would highly recommend a massage (find a massage therapist who is familiar with / trained in pregnancy massages). Immediate relief… it saved my life!

  9. Ris

    June 2, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Hmm I’d say do some light stretching or yoga breathing exercises, get acquainted with a heating pad, and see if you can get a massage. Feel better soon!
    .-= Ris´s last blog ..Links Roundup =-.

  10. Lori

    June 2, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Chiropractor! I had never been to one before my pregnancy with my 2nd child. I did PT and saw the chiropractor at the same time, but I swear it was the chiropractor that helped. Also, you will get to lay on your stomach for the first time in months as they have a big cutout pillow!

  11. Tina

    June 2, 2010 at 11:12 am

    I had the same thing when I was pregnant. Actually had to go to ER at one point…so, fun. Anyway, I went to a chiropractor who specializes in treating pregnant women and I also had acupuncture. Mind you, before being pregnant, I thought these things were a little wacky but they really worked. Plus I took a nice warm LONG bath every night with a tiny glass of red wine. (no judging, doctor said I could).
    Good luck, I hope you feel better and you do look fab.

  12. victoria winters

    June 2, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Warm bath? Back rub?
    .-= victoria winters´s last blog ..My Week At Home =-.

  13. Lynn

    June 2, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    When my hips get off-kilter it kills my lower back. Try these exercises. http://totalhealthyoga.blogspot.com/2007/06/sacrum-si-how-to-help-with-low-back.html Also, lie on your bakc with knees bent and lift the pelvis. Along with the above exercises it really helps me within an hour or two. It’s worth a shot!

  14. Brenda Withers

    June 2, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    you may not like this….. but an ice pack helps.
    .-= Brenda Withers´s last blog .. =-.

  15. kat

    June 2, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    bad back or not, you look just lovely!
    .-= kat´s last blog ..OOO =-.