Thursday, March 15, 2012
Physical Therapy, Contractions and a Pre-Term Labor Test, Oh My!
Last week was quite the week……not in a good way.
Last Sunday I started getting Round Ligament Pain (You know…..that short and sharp, stabbing pain if you suddenly change position or maybe after a very active day. It’s that pain that starts from inside your groin, moving upward to the top of your hips.) It felt like electric shocks for me and was caused by too much running around and carrying sick kids.
The next day I started my physical therapy for the lower back pain I have been having since December. Therapy was good and I felt positive that this was going to help relieve some pain if I kept at it. So, I started the recommended stretches that week and by the end of the week I realized two things. One, my back was feeling a bit better. I wasn’t getting those horrible pains that made me feel like I would drop on the floor when I moved around. Two, I started having Braxton Hicks contractions on and off throughout the week. Then it lead to contractions that started as soon as I did the stretches and then waking up in the middle of the night with horrible cramps and an achy back that woke me out of a dead sleep a couple of times. Of course, when I was doing the stretches and felt contractions I stopped doing them but that didn’t stop the contractions. I know this was not good.