Is it Normal to have a hard time walking at 32 weeks pregnant?

@stacy624 (2777)
Canada
June 14, 2007 5:10pm CST
I am last months of pregnancy and I was wondering if it was normal to have troubles walking?? I know this may sound funny coming from a mom who has gone through this 7 times before, but I have not yet experienced this. I feel a lot of pressure down below when standing straight so I have to walk with a bend, but I also have a ripping feeling that seems to come and go. I am just curious if anyone else has every experienced this themselves? Thanks for reading this Stacy
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@superchook (1786)
• Australia
14 Jun 07
I found this with my last child, it felt like his head was just going to pop out at anytime. It could be a sign that the baby is going to come soon because by the sounds of it the baby has dropped. I remember feeling like this, it almost felt like I had been riding a horse all day and it made me walk funny.
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@stacy624 (2777)
• Canada
14 Jun 07
Thats it......The pressure from standing is bad and I don't want to have this baby as of yet. I was thinking to get myself in since my last visit with a doctor was well over a month ago. Heck I'm not even registered with the hospital yet grrrr I have yet a lot to do
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• Australia
14 Jun 07
I would definitely start preparing yourself as soon as possible because you just never know when the baby will come. My first one was 5 weeks early and I wasn't prepared. You just never know when it will happen, it may be early or you might go over your due date. I hope you don't go over the due date for your sake.
@stacy624 (2777)
• Canada
14 Jun 07
I'm sorry your baby came that early, Did everything go OK? did you have to stay in the hospital? Thanks so much for all the help
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@bobbyjoe143 (1287)
14 Jun 07
at the begining of my pregnancy and right up to about 7 months, i was as energetic and fit as i was before getting pregnant, but at around 7 months i began to slow dow, walking or standing for long periods of time were difficult and uncomfortable for me. if you aren't feeling upto walking too far or standing for long amounts of time, then rest up a little, don't worry it is quite normal to be this way nearer to the end of a pregnancy, your body is under alot of strain now that your baby is bigger... so just sit back and relax til birth time comes :)
@stacy624 (2777)
• Canada
14 Jun 07
Thank you very much for your response =)
• United States
15 Jun 07
I just want to apply what I've learned in nursing school, our professors in maternal and child care would always remind us never to assume right away that pain during pregnancy such as yours is normal. I just want to ask, is it painful when you lift one leg? Sitting down or when you get up? That ripping feeling that you have might be a ligament pain, a symptom of symphisis pubis dysfunction or SPD. One of the risk factors is having lots of kids so I guess you're predisposed to this. But I really hope this is just normal and would go away soon. And let your doctor know about this so they'd know what to do when you're already in labor.
@mflower2053 (3227)
• United States
15 Jun 07
I had trouble my last month walking or standing for long periods of time because of the pressure I was feeling in my pelvic area. It feels so much better now. My little girl just made 2 weeks old today and I'm very happy to not be pregnant anymore because of all the problems I was having with walking and standing. All though I did have a c section so I still can't walk or stand for long periods of time but I know that will get better soon enough. Sorry your having a rough time now. I hope all is well and good luck.
• United States
15 Jun 07
It is totally normal to not being able to walk much or fast at all and to have cramping in your back and lower ab area. I thought I was losing my 3rd child because of the cramping I had, but the Dr. told me the more babies you have you tend to cramp and experience more pain. Which I figured she would know, not only being a Dr., but she has 8 kids of her own. Anyways, on my 4th child...OMG! I could hardly walk, sitting was unconfortable, laying was so-so. I felt the pressure also and walked with a slant. The Dr. recommended I get a pregnancy belt that lifts your abdominal up and I wouldn't experience the pain like I was. I never got it because they were $40 + and I seen no point in spending it on my last pregnancy (possible last one). I bought some better maternity supporting underwear which helped some. I bet if your walking and you lift your lower abdominal up you will feel the pressure relieved some and not have to walk with a bend. I feel for ya as I have been there....and would love to be there again, my 9 mth old is growing up too fast :( He is starting to walk now! Good Luck!
@ateiris (53)
• New Zealand
15 Jun 07
What you feel is very normal, i have the same feeling like that before...i just slow down a'bit when comes down with walking and squatting because that the sort of exercise i do. But please be very aware aswell because there are baby that come out very early as we never expect, if its really give you so much pain then go to your lead care maternity or doctor to have a check on you. Good luck to you and to your sooner baby.
@4cuteboys (4102)
• United States
14 Jun 07
YES! Well maybe not exactly normal, but I do know what your talking about! I had this with my last pregnancy, and I hated walking anywhere! I was about 30 weeks when it started and it lasted until I delivered, and it got worse when my son dropped into the birth canal and was head down. That was the first time for me too after 4 pregnancies. Not sure what causes it, but the OB told me it was nothing to worry about.
@tmlnmr (1850)
• Canada
14 Jun 07
Hey Stacy I know exactly what you are going through. When I was pregnant with my two children (not at the same time) I couldn't walk because they would jab me and try to stick their foot through my stomache and all that kind of stuff. When I was pregnant with my son he would hit a nerve and it would drop me a couple of times in the middle of the road. He just hated me walking, my daughter wasn't as bad but she would nudge me and hurt me as well if I walked.