So no one can really prepare you for your first pregnancy as all pregnancies are different. After reading Mills & Boons, watching my sisters go through it and various friends, I still wasn’t prepared to be living with a hot water bottle!
I don’t recall any of the fictional characters in the books or films, or either of my sisters suffering with back problems the way I am now.
A trapped nerve on the lower right side of my back as well as back ache in the general lower region of my back was never my idea of what pregnancy is – more fool me! The trapped nerve causing me pain when I sit wrong, walk wrong or just do anything in general whereas the back ache is just annoying. I wouldn’t mind if I was about 30 weeks through but I’m not even 20 weeks yet! I dread to think what’s still to come
Add onto this the “round ligament pains” I had no idea existed until a couple of weeks ago and overall I’m just a mass of aches and pains. I don’t know why but I expected my body to just adjust to changing shape and size pain free…