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Sharp pain radiating down leg (late in pregnancy) Rss

Hi girls

Just wondering if anyone has experienced anything like this late in pregnancy (I'm nearly 39 weeks):

Every now and then for the past few days I am getting a sudden sharp 'nerve' pain radiating from my groin down my leg, along my inner thigh area.

It can be so sharp that I just have to stop and wait for it to pass.

It's not a muscle cramp but it almost feels as though baby might be compressing a nerve of something.

I have a check up tomorrow so I will ask the Doctor but just wondered if anyone else has experienced this?

Joanne, WA, DD 22.05.06 & DS 04.10.07

Hi there,

Sounds like sciatica to me which is when there is pressure on the sciatic nerve. Sends sharp pain down legs and in buttocks etc! I had this as well in the late stages of my pregnancy but it went straight after bubs was born thank god!
Check with your dr anyway of course.

Good Luck...not long to go now! smile
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