It feels like a bowling ball has sought refuge in my pelvis.
At only 31-weeks-pregnant, I can’t help but be a little worried about this level of pelvic pressure, especially when I never felt any pelvic pressure with my first pregnancy, not even when I was in labor prior to my c-section.
Of course, I carried my first baby breech for the entire third trimester, so instead of pelvic pressure, I felt the pressure of a baby cranium lodged under my ribs for months.
Even after people pointed out that my belly had “dropped”, I never felt the kind of pelvic pressure that people assured me I would feel as the time to give birth drew near.
Aside from pelvic pressure, I also feel a sort of crushing sensation in my pelvis, especially when I sleep on my sides. This is pretty impossible to avoid at night, since side-sleeping is the only comfortable option for me.
I wake up in so much pelvic pain that I can barely throw my weight up, and out of the bed. It often takes me 10 minutes of more to stretch and loosen my body enough to walk.
I can’t help but think that if I needed to shoot out of bed in the middle of the night in an emergency, I would probably end up having to be carried or dragged out of the house by my husband, because becoming mobile after sleep is such an ordeal at this point.
Again, I am only 31-weeks-pregnant.
How on earth am I going to make it until I am full term? How can a person walk around feeling so much heaviness in their pelvis during the third trimester — I feel like something has to give, and I hope it’s not my cervix!
What is your experience with pelvic pressure during pregnancy? Did you experience these symptoms? How did you handle it?