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Old Nov 10th, 2009, 08:50 AM   1
Lullaby2010
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For mums who have had severe spd/dsp


Hello all, I have developed dsp which is now so bad I am in a wheelchair (as of 2 wks ago). The physiotherapist says there is nothing she can do for me and I've been told several times that I will require a c-section as I am unable to open my legs wide enough for vaginal delivery without causing major damage.

My question is for those of you who had similar, how long after delivery was it before symptoms eased and disappeared?

I have been given a range of possibilities from immediate effects to several months and even over a year!! Is there anything I can do to speed recovery along?

Many thanks in advance for your input.



 
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Old Nov 10th, 2009, 09:35 AM   2
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hi i am also in a wheel chair for this, i have been told natural labour is still best. i had it with my son too and it went as soon as i'd had him. i'm just takin codine and paracetamol for the pain plus hot water bottles. hope you feel better soon x x



 
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Old Nov 10th, 2009, 10:29 AM   3
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Thanks hon, I've been begging them to let me have natural birth, but as I also have epilepsy which is not well controlled, and gestational diabetes as well as the dsp that I would be risking mine and baby's lives so they won't support it.

However, they have said that next time I get preg they'll do everything they can to avoid things getting this bad again so that I can at least try for a vbac.

I'm really quite scared about having a c/s. It's a far cry from the natural waterbirth with no more than gas and air that we'd planned for.... tbh I feel a bit like I'm letting her down but on the other hand the alternative could be a restricted baby due to the dsp especially if I have a seizure (or cluster of them as I tend to get several at a time) which could damage her quite badly.

However the main thought going through my mind is that I want to be able to care for her properly after she's born.

Ahhh all the worries!



 
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Old Nov 10th, 2009, 11:04 AM   4
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Hi hun i'm on crutches for spd and was with my first too and am having a section with this one as i had to have an emergency with my 1st. A section is nothing to be scared of. It's not as bad as some think it is. There's a thread i think in 2nd tri going on at the moment about sections and alot of the ladies have written their expierences and they are all positive. With my last my spd went the day after i had Alex so hope yours goes as fast too and wish you all the best xx



 
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Old Nov 10th, 2009, 11:34 AM   5
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Thank you very much, I will check out that thread too x



 
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Old Nov 10th, 2009, 11:39 AM   6
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hi there i has very very sever spd and was in a chair from 25 weeks ish - and i am still affected now as i belived i did not have the right treatment - the pelvic partnership is an organisation who may be able to help if anyone would like to contact them also pelvic instability network scotland are brilliant xxx - more info about what happend to me in my journal x



 
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Old Nov 10th, 2009, 12:10 PM   7
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Thank you very much! I'll take a look xx



 
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Old Nov 10th, 2009, 13:11 PM   8
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Thanks hon, I've been begging them to let me have natural birth, but as I also have epilepsy which is not well controlled, and gestational diabetes as well as the dsp that I would be risking mine and baby's lives so they won't support it.

However, they have said that next time I get preg they'll do everything they can to avoid things getting this bad again so that I can at least try for a vbac.

I'm really quite scared about having a c/s. It's a far cry from the natural waterbirth with no more than gas and air that we'd planned for.... tbh I feel a bit like I'm letting her down but on the other hand the alternative could be a restricted baby due to the dsp especially if I have a seizure (or cluster of them as I tend to get several at a time) which could damage her quite badly.

However the main thought going through my mind is that I want to be able to care for her properly after she's born.

Ahhh all the worries!
hope everything goes okay for you, i've decided this is my last as been advised the more you have the worse it gets, which is true so far as i was nowhere near this bad with my son i managed with crutches with him. so def my last !!! take care x x
oh did they give u a fem brace for support ??



 
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Old Nov 11th, 2009, 08:56 AM   9
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Bless ya, we'll prob only have one more after Ruby for the same reason.
I didn't get given a brace as by the time she finally saw me it was too far gone and I was in a wheelchair. She said I can't wear one in the chair as it will start to cut off the circulation and leave me open to clots.

I did buy one from ebay though which helps a bit at night but by far best thing I've found so far is a heated blanket. Although even that is starting to let me down now so I'm back to being in agony every time I try to turn over or change position etc.



 
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Old Nov 12th, 2009, 03:14 AM   10
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lol, well if you look at my ticker things changed lol!!

i could walk properly 2 days after delivery without my crutches but Im still alot slower than everyone else lol even 2 weeks later

I can now lay on my back which I hadnt been able to do for 10 weeks but I still cant lay on my side

I can sit comfy and can lift both my sons without problems

Im told it could take a year for my walking speed to return and to be able to sleep on my side

my consultants told me no more kids as the spd was so bad this time, luckily we only wanted two and are happy with 2 boys



 
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