Re: Sciatic nerve pain
Wyoming - it sounds once again like you and I are having the EXACT same pregnancy! I had baaaaaaad sciatic nerve pain that started early - around 6 or 7 weeks and even prompted me to call my doctor. He had no answers for me other than my bigger-than-average uterus was probably causing it. I still get it, so who knows. Maybe it's just something we'll have to deal with throughout our pregnancies, possibly worsening as we get bigger.
I'm at 13 weeks now and NEVER thought this baby would make it past the first few months, so hang in there babe. I still have my days where I think he/she won't make it until next July or even until tomorrow and have the doppler on my belly half the day. To my "surprise" the baby is always in there, heart chugging away. I can even hear him/her move now on the doppler. It makes some awesome noises!! We'll be looking back at our paranoia next year when we have our newborns and will smile. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">
In the meantime, try to grin and bear it with the back pain, if ya can. Mine hasn't gotten any better at all. It gets much worse when I'm sitting and especially during car trips. Does yours get worse or better if you change positions? Next time you're at the doc maybe ask him and see what he has to say.
Hope all is well!!
Andrea & baby-grow-a-lot
#1 - EDD 07.02.02