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July 19th, 2006, 07:29 PM
Isaeph's Avatar Jennifer the Momma
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Man, where were you guys when I was pg with Trupie? I had to figure out what I knew on my own without being able to talk to anyone about it.

Ok, first, the silly question. Is anyone/did anyone trimming "down there" in preparation for labor? I just don't want to be all messy and gross-well, messier and grosser, afterwards during pp bleeding (and I bled for 5 weeks with Trupie), so Trupe is going to clean me up down there!

Second, I want to start perineal massage tomorrow (since I'll be 36 weeks!). I'd like Trupe to help me, since its kind of awkward to reach it myself, and I can't really see it unless I use a mirror, which is a pain. BUT he's a mechanic, so even if his hands are clean (and he's a neurotic hand washer, he's got my mom beat!), they still look dirty and have black stuff on them. So would we be doing more harm then good having him help?

Third, I get leg cramps...but not calf cramps. Its actually up close to where my hips connect. It kind of reminds me of how your arm feels after they take the blood pressure cuff off. At first it was just my right leg (for the last few weeks), but this week my left leg started in too. And they've been coming more often, and harder, and more painful too. Today I had a LONG one while I was on the phone with Trupe and almost fell over...good thing I was holding onto the counter...then I had another one right after. Is it something to do with her head being so low? Anybody ever have them? I don't remember having any with Trupie (although I did get the calf cramps with him, yuck!).
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July 20th, 2006, 05:05 AM
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I am a groomer. My midwife laughs a me because I am still grooming.

If his hands are CLEAN (try hibiclens) and are only oil stained, go for it. My dh was a carpenter for our first two pregnancies and we did perineal massage.

Those leg cramps sound odd to me. Anyone else have any ideas? I would guess it would be the bean pushing on a nerve. But part of me thinks the pressure cuff analogy sounds like clots (even though none of the rest of it does). Does your family have a history of clots? Is it round ligament pain that radiates lower into your hip?
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July 20th, 2006, 09:49 AM
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A groomer here too!

ANd I agree about the perineal massages... he should be fine. Wash them good, scrub around the nails, and hell be fine.

And as for your legs - Ive heard of some women feeling contractions in their hips & upper thighs. Perhaps this could be it? Try squats, pelvic rocks, etc... pressure could also be a factor with baby being low

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July 20th, 2006, 09:51 AM
Isaeph's Avatar Jennifer the Momma
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Nope, no history of clots...actually, I'm a darn good bleeder

I did a little research on it and it sounds like its just some nerve pain. Its on my inner thigh...sciatica is on the outer thigh, so I know its not that...but it sounds like its just pushing on a nerve patch.
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