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I am 24 weeks pregnant and have had IC for over 2 years, has not been too bad yet, kind of bearable, just stopped throwing up 24 hours a day!!
Does it get more difficult in the 3rd trimester and any advice on labour and after labour, think I will opt for a c-section as I have always had the most problems with my pelvis area and is still continuing to cause problems in pregnancy.
Can't find a lot of info about after you give birth, I wonder if symptoms will return pretty quick or ease for a while after (here's hoping!!)
Would love to hear from people who have coped with pregnancy and Ic any tips are welcome.
08-30-2006, 05:57 AM
Can't give you any advice but I wanted to say Congratulations!!!
08-30-2006, 07:50 AM
Wow we are really close pregnancy wise, I will be 24 weeks in 3 days. I would love to know about the whole labor thing with having IC too. I have 2 other kids but didnt have IC when I was pregnant with them, so this is all new to me too. I dont have actual bladder or pelvic pain mine is all urethra pain and pressure. I plain to have a vaginal birth unless of course something comes up and I have to get a c-section.
I am glad that your done getting sick, thats tough and I know what its like I got sick with my first pregnancy all the way up until I had my son, it was rough.
Sorry I dont have much advice but wanted to say congrats on your pregnancy!
09-01-2006, 09:54 AM
I can't really give you much advice here, since I'm a few months behind! I'm planning on having a vaginal birth unless if there is a life/death sort of situation or the baby's placement is such that I don't have a choice.
One thing I have heard that is helpful is to do Kegel exercises to help train your pelvic floor for labor and to also help it get back into shape after delivery, which can reduce problems like pain or incontinence.
Have you taken any childbirth preparation classes where they explain to you how to breathe during the contractions? That might help ease some of your anxiety about labor. Remember you can always request pain meds during labor if you need it. You may also want to try attending a prenatal yoga class if there is one offered near you. They are very helpful for easing discomfort and also helping your body get ready for labor.
Hope you have a healthy pregnancy and delivery!
09-19-2006, 03:14 PM
I am still planning on when to TTC, one thing I asked my friend who is an OB, is c-section vs vag, her one point, esp if you are planning on lots of kids, higher risk of adhesions with multiple c-sections which can glob onto bladder and make the IC stuff worse. Just her one tidbit to ask your OB about.
09-22-2006, 03:03 AM
Same thing i was wondering...just hoping that after delivery i am not siting in the hospital bed with all the pain i have now...
09-22-2006, 03:32 AM
My baby boy turned 21 yesterday,,,I was also quite sick with the morning sickness until the 4th month when it just totally stopped... I had IC symptoms the whole time, but by that time I had IC for 19 years of my 25 year life..I had natural childbirth with an epidural...the birth lasted 21 hours...I want to ask:: Why have a c-section unless you need one? You will have a much longer and painful recovery,,,,carrying and holding your baby is very painful, you can't walk standing straight for a good week, and your stay in the hospital will be longer..I stayed 2 nights but my roomate that had a c-section still wasn't able to get out of bed..anyway, just something to think about...I would have had a c-section only if the baby was in danger.....BTW...my son was the absolute CUTEST baby in the entire nursery,,,hahhahahha,,,you will also notice that your baby will be the cutest..
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