Please help me choose the lesser of two evils.

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Second Trimester' started by JFS, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. JFS

    JFS Well-Known Member

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    My pelvis has been so sore lately. After several days off my feet, it is feeling better but my mood has deteriorated frighteningly. Exercise is really the only way I manage to maintain my mental state. So do I exercise and deal with the horrible pain in my pelvis or protect my pelvis and allow myself to drop into a depression?
    For the record, all the exercises I’ve been doing have been specifically for pregnant women.
     
  2. Lawhra

    Lawhra NowProudMumOfTwo!!

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    Oh dear, that is quite a dilemma! Does it have to be exercise to the point of pain for you to feel better? I can understand exercise being helpful but physical pain may end up resulting in depression too and then you will suffer both?
    I really wish I had something useful to say. Are there any exercises that don't hurt? Swimming maybe? That isn't weight bearing so may help?
     
  3. fieldmouse

    fieldmouse Well-Known Member

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    That's a tough choice... Have you tried doing something like an aquanatal class or gentle swimming? I've got a very sore pelvis and really can't exercise or walk etc but the midwife has recommended I do aquanatal, which I'm starting tomorrow! You might not find it very challenging if you're used to exercising a lot but it might help to still be able to do some form of activity?
     
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    Purple_poppy Well-Known Member

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    My suggestion is something I did myself when faced with the exact problem.

    I bought a recumbent, stationary bike. Solved! :)
     
  5. JFS

    JFS Well-Known Member

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    Thank you ladies so much! I don't know why I never thought of swimming. That is a great idea. And I'll definitely be looking into a recumbent bike. I actually feel better already just knowing there are options.
     
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    Lilli Well-Known Member

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    Swimming really helps, but do straight leg kicks, breast stroke legs not allowed!!! Got to keep your legs together as much as possible.
    :hugs:
     
  7. babybambi2011

    babybambi2011 mummy to 2 amazing girls

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    thats a really tough one. i suffer from depression, but i came off my tablets a few months before i got pregnant. i have a trapped nerve which makes my mobility pretty much agonising in everything i do. i cant work because of it so basically me day is sat watching the tv and doing house things that i can do sat down doing. i went swimming 2 weeks ago and it was great, i got to have a swim around and a bit of excersice, and it wasnt too much of a pain issue (until i got out the pool and felt how much i actually weigh again lol)
    i dont know what else to sugguest other than swimming for your excersice and pain.
    hope i helped :flower:
     

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