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Leg weakness after vaginal delivery?

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CATHY_CRAM_MS
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9/29/10 12:06 P

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Interesting, and I think your cause of nerve pain is more common than thought. Glad that your doing fine now.
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Catherine is the co-author of "Exercising Through Your Pregnancy" with Dr. James Clapp, and author of Fit Pregnancy For Dummies, published by Wiley Publishing in 2004. To learn more about these books or buy them online you can find them on www.amazon.com.

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MARITAH
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9/29/10 9:22 A

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Apparently my baby was sitting in my leg/nerve for some time, and when the weight was lifted, at birth, the leg had to do some adjusting. There were times I would fail to move during pregnancy, because I would feel she had moved to that side of the leg, but it was always temporary so I put it down to the “joys of pregnancy”.

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9/28/10 12:42 P

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MARITA-What did the PT say was causing your problem? I'm so glad to read that you've recovered!
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Catherine is the co-author of "Exercising Through Your Pregnancy" with Dr. James Clapp, and author of Fit Pregnancy For Dummies, published by Wiley Publishing in 2004. To learn more about these books or buy them online you can find them on www.amazon.com.

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MARITAH
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9/28/10 3:40 A

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With my first pregnancy I had to go for physio-therapy, for a whole month. I was limping; my left leg became shorter that the other and it felt numb. It only got back to normal after about 1½ months.

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8/20/10 2:44 P

 
 
Thanks, Cathy! Good to hear it is probably normal. I just need to be patient. I worked out again today and it feels like it is getting a little better.

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8/19/10 9:31 P

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KEENA-
I talked with a PT colleague and she said that it's not unusual for the issues you've had to continue for a week or so after an epidural. She said that your pelvis also is quite unstable post birth, so leg weakness can result from that as well.
Do follow up with your doctor if you continue to have problems or if the weakness gets worse. A physical therapy consult would be a good idea as well.
Cathy

Edited by: CATHY_CRAM_MS at: 8/19/2010 (21:31)


Catherine is the co-author of "Exercising Through Your Pregnancy" with Dr. James Clapp, and author of Fit Pregnancy For Dummies, published by Wiley Publishing in 2004. To learn more about these books or buy them online you can find them on www.amazon.com.

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KNEENA
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8/18/10 3:34 P

 
 
Thanks, Cathy. I went to boxing class (took it very easy) and it feels like my legs are loose in my hip sockets, if that makes sense. If I put too much weight on just one of my legs, it feels unstable. I hope it is just my hips being all spread out for birth and they'll pop back soon!

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8/17/10 11:04 P

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Well, I'm going to do a bit of research and consultation with some PTs before answering your question KEENA. It's an interesting issue (and I'm sure not so fun) but don't worry, I'm sure we can figure this out!
Cathy


Catherine is the co-author of "Exercising Through Your Pregnancy" with Dr. James Clapp, and author of Fit Pregnancy For Dummies, published by Wiley Publishing in 2004. To learn more about these books or buy them online you can find them on www.amazon.com.

Cathy also provides Prenatal & Postpartum Fitness Information and certification courses to Healthcare Professionals. Click here to learn more.


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