We have, needless to say, a large amount of snow right now. DH got stuck in a snow drift yesterday and when I went out to help (like what was I gonna do, right?) I slipped on a patch of ice. I didn’t go down or do anything that would hurt the baby but I aggravated my symphysis pubis terribly. I could hardly move last night – sleeping even hurt because it was just throbbing. Today it is still super sore – I have to take baby, Geisha steps. If it weren’t the weekend I’d call the chiro for an adjustment. I hope if I take it easy and do minimal walking even around the house it will calm back down to its dull-throb annoyance level. I’m so concerned that this pain will get worse with labor but I hear that it actually makes labor easier (since my pubic joint is extra wide as a result.)
I started last night with Evening Primrose Oil (EPO) vaginally as well as orally (which I’ve been doing for a few weeks) – this is supposed to get my cervix going with dilation and effacement. I’m taking 3 Red Raspberry Leaf (RRL) capsules per day also (these strengthen uterine muscles). Anything to not be induced! I’m planning on acupuncture if I’m still pregnant on 2/9.