I Hate You, Sciatica

pIn the latest roundup of pregnancy symptoms, at a whopping 36 weeks I am suffering from near constant sciatica.

Seriously–I’m having it right now in my desk chair. It doesn’t seem to matter if I’m sitting, standing, walking, or squatting. I’m just constantly getting pinched in the butt. Lying down is my only relief and I only do that for about 7 hours a day.

And today my butt bones actually started audibly clicking when I walk. Clicking! My body is clearly in rebellion.

Actually, according to my OB, my sciatica is likely being caused by a bunch of pressure from my giant uterus on my sciatic nerve. That massage I got last week did wonders for a few days and now I’m a scrunched up mess again.

I really feel pretty good otherwise. The baby hasn’t been punching me in the cervix too much, his hiccups have subsided, and I’ve been sleeping well at night. If only I could find some way to remove my butt and lower back from my body for the next three weeks, I’d be one happy pregnant lady!

Did you get sciatica when at the end of your pregnancy?

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