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Should I Worry???? (1st Pregnancy) Angel Roberts 1 Due July 23; Rockwall, Texas 14 posts
10th Jun '13

I am currently 32 weeks plus and I have been feeling rather weak the past couple of days. I feel like I'm going to pass out when I stand, Drained no matter what, Fatigued and just not right.I feel pressure a little more than normal in my pelvic area, and some cramping in my mid back to lower but not constant. Sometimes I have shooting pains like a foot or fist is coming through my cervix. I don't think thtat I am in labor( I think). I really would like to avoid L&D visit if possible but I'm not really sure what to do, please help me out if at all possible

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26; 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
10th Jun '13

Low blood pressure? Eat regularly and stand up slowly.

The Great Deku Tree 1 child; Kokiri Forest, IN, United States 4133 posts
10th Jun '13

I'm not gonna lie that all sounds really normal for 3rd trimester. It can get pretty miserable.
If you're worried something is wrong or you're feeling less movement than usual, call your OB and tell him/her your symptoms. But it sounds like end-of-pregnancy discomfort to me.
I hope you feel better!

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26; 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
10th Jun '13

Oh and the pressure sounds normal. Bub is probably head down.

7 blessings so far.... Due February 3; 6 kids; Glen Burnie, Maryland 8799 posts
10th Jun '13
Quoting Onalee's Mummy:" Low blood pressure? Eat regularly and stand up slowly."


this.....and drink lots of fluids. Dehydration can make you really fatigued.

Momma x 2 18 kids; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 1370 posts
10th Jun '13

How are your iron levels? Do you eat often? I would find that I would feel faint/weak if I missed meals, so I just snacked throughout the day instead of the typical 3 meals, it helped. For the pain, it's kind of normal to feel the odd twinges or cramps, but if they are often or come regularly, then it's worth getting checked out.

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26; 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
10th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting 6 blessings so far....:</b>" this.....and drink lots of fluids. Dehydration can make you really fatigued."</blockquote>



And can't dehydration make braxton hicks feel worse?

Angel Roberts 1 Due July 23; Rockwall, Texas 14 posts
10th Jun '13

I am eating more than normal, My doctor diagnosed me with GERD and prescribed me meds so I could EAT and SLEEP. The meds are working rather well. I'm still taking my prenatals. His movement is the same if not more. Although I wonder how much stronger his kicks and jabs can get. He doesn't seem head down to me I feel as if he is still cradling not sure, last sono was at 27wks and 5days so he may have moved. Im not worried just don't want to pass out and possibly cause problmes

Angel Roberts 1 Due July 23; Rockwall, Texas 14 posts
10th Jun '13
Quoting Onalee's Mummy:" Oh and the pressure sounds normal. Bub is probably head down."


How can I tell if he is head down or can I?

SIDS survivor 17 kids; Washington 196 posts
10th Jun '13

The easiest way for me to tell was always where I felt the baby's hiccups and I can usually feel a butt by my belly button.

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26; 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
10th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Angel Roberts 1:</b>" How can I tell if he is head down or can I?"</blockquote>




I could tell because I had really bad pressure, I felt like I needed to squat. I had an ultrasound and it showed he was head down.



My ob can tell by pressing on your stomach from
About 30 weeks onwards

Jenna1234 1 child; Iowa 509 posts
10th Jun '13

You're OB/Midwife can tell if the baby is head down by feeling the lower area of your stomach close to your pelvic bone. If you feel weak upon standing, I would say its more than likely low blood pressure. I have low blood pressure outside of pregnancy and found that standing up slowly, taking my time when I feel strained feelings like I normally do when my blood pressure is low and take it as easy as I possibly can. Snacking can help the feeling.



Like the other posters said, the pressure sounds totally normal.

Angel Roberts 1 Due July 23; Rockwall, Texas 14 posts
11th Jun '13

Well ladies onto the next waking problem i woke up with the normal needing to urinate. So I proceed to do my business and then I noticed when I wiped there was blood so I then wiped again and there was more blood. I of course flipped out and went to lay down and calm myself. When my OB's office opened I immediately called and told them what all has been going on, they scheduled me for an appointment for tomorrow morning but and offered to put myself at ease I could go to L&D but I would like to avoid if not needed. I'm not sure what is normal and what is not, I still feel pressure down there and pressure in my back as well. I kinda feel like there are bubbles being blown down there what is wrong if there is please help me ladies.....

Nancianne Moore Due August 2; Japan 4 posts
15th Jun '13

I know you really don't want to go to the hospital, but I would go if you are bleeding. I've had a complicated pregnancy, had to have labor stopped at 26 weeks and have been effaced. They told me anytime I was bleeding or had any doubts that I needed to come in.