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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Great Week

You know what's great? Having a good doctor's appointment. I always look forward to going to the doctor's (I'm weird), and this was just icing on the cake!

We're in the midwife program, so we see a new midwife every appointment just to get familiar with all of them. You'll never know who's birthing your baby! This one was knowledgeable, friendly and answered my questions quickly and positively!

Baby Position: Thankfully, head down! Yay!
Tub Policies: You can use the tub as long as everything is healthy! Woo!
Pain in rib: Normal!
Episiotomy Policy: Not done routinely. Score!

Ok, a couple bad things: I do have stretch marks on my boobs and they can't do much for my sciatic nerve pain. Ah well, you can't win them all.

This week has been good so far. I've been working on my writing and being surprisingly productive. I've cleaned the house a bit, though it still needs some work. I went to book club last night, too! And today, I'm meeting up with a friend for a baby expo they're having on post. I'm feeling good!


  1. I had bad sciatic nerve pain with my first, have you tried sitting on a yoga ball and rolling your hips? It really helped relieve some of the pain and pressure for me every night.

  2. I also had horrid sciatic pain! The doc told me nothing would get rid of it except having the baby. Walking did help some. Hope you get some relief soon!

  3. actually, there are some really good stretched you can do for your sciatic nerve. I had it REALLY bad from week 24 on. They referred me to a physical therapist, and it was a GODSEND!!!! she does this cool thing where she presses on a insertion point of the nerve, and it releases it for a good week...she taught my hubby how to do it, and he now takes care of it for me when it acts up...ask them about it. usually they assume you want meds, but docs and MWs rarely think of the PT and acupuncture:-)


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