First question...I am 21 weeks pg and have been feeling a dull pressure up inside my vagina. I am assuming that I am feeling pressure on my cervix? Is it normal to feel pressure there?
My second question is whether or not it's safe to use hairspray. I have long, curly hair and am use to using it daily. I wanted to make sure it wasn't harmful to inhale it though. I read an article saying that it can cause low birth weight, except some of the things you read are unreliable...
As long as your not "huffing" the stuff, you should be ok. Try to use the pump hair spray instead of arasoul(sp). I was just in the salon and 3 of the women working there are pregnant, they seem to be doing just fine. It is normal to feel pressure. I am to the point where I can tell that my baby is headbutting my cervix. Good luck!
I feel pressure all over, especially in my lower back and abdomen. I wasn't sure why I was feeling it up inside my vagina though. I worry that I am going to open up from the pressure and go into delivery.
I use both mousse and hairspray. Mousse defines my curls, while hairspray keeps me from having an afro. I can't pull off the 'Carrie from Sex & The City' look.
I wouldnt worry about the hairspray thing. I use this stuff called Big Sexy Hair and I checked with my doc first cause I was a bit concerned too. I mean, as long as you are not hovering in a corner huffing the stuff, I wouldnt worry about it.
As far as the pain, might I suggest getting one of those pregnany belt thingys. Motherhood and most other maternity stores carry them. They are typically inexpensive (usually around $20 or so) and they REALLY help (or at least it helped ME). They usually go around you, then on the lower part of your belly and kinda hold the baby up from your cervix. They are nice. I would try that.