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Old Jul 24th, 2017, 07:33 AM   1
annio84
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Pelvic girdle pain


Is anyone else suffering with pelvic girdle pain? I'm a little over 14 weeks and it's already quite bad. Going to a physio thing on friday but does anyone have any tips for coping in the mean time?



 
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Old Jul 24th, 2017, 08:35 AM   2
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I had bad SPD with both pregnancies. When getting out of bed or a car, keep your legs together and 'roll' out lol, this will minimise your pain. I also found when walking on an incline to take small steps, might look a bit odd but it also reduces the pain from taking strides. I got a support belt both times but it didn't do much for me honestly. Physio will help show you how to get in and out of bed etc too.



 
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Old Jul 24th, 2017, 08:39 AM   3
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Pregnancy yoga, gentle swimming and seeing a cranial osteopath or chiropractor who specialises in preganncy. I started yoga from 16 weeks last time which is around when I first started to feel some discomfort. It helped hold it off a bit but it did come back around 28 weeks. I was in so much pain I could barely walk. I started swimming 3x a week for about 30 minutes each time and I had two appointments with my osteopath who did some work on my pelvis and lower back. I was literally 95% better within about a month, so around 32/34 weeks.



 
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Old Jul 24th, 2017, 10:31 AM   4
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I had it bad with my first and my Doctor said its only worse with every pregnancy. She told me that she wants me to see someone when it starts to get really bad.



 
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Old Jul 24th, 2017, 12:01 PM   5
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It is definitely worse and earlier with every pregnancy. I've had it each time, and I'm currently over due with my fifth baby. I say just watch it, and try to keep it from getting worse. Keep your legs together. Don't bend or squat unless you really need to. I bought a grabber so I wouldn't have to bend, and if I can't get it with my grabber, it can stay on the floor until someone else is able to get it. Haha. Because it's not worth it for me to bend just to get something that isn't that important and raise my pain level for the rest of the pregnancy (and beyond - last time, I still had SPD symptoms for months after my baby's birth, but he was a big baby, so I wonder if they're related). These are the two major tools that I use to help keep it from getting any worse than it needs to. I hope that helps!



 
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Old Jul 24th, 2017, 12:06 PM   6
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Yep I have it quite bad this time.
Didn't have it at all with DD1.
I have to be super careful and move slowly.



 
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Old Jul 25th, 2017, 07:47 AM   7
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Im not sure if i have this or not but my pelvis feels bruised and stiff especially after walking. I literaly sieze up and sometimes it's painful if i roll over etc. like a shooting pain through my crotch?? It started at 14 weeks and i dont recall it last time until i had a big bump



 
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Old Jul 25th, 2017, 18:02 PM   8
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Im not sure if i have this or not but my pelvis feels bruised and stiff especially after walking. I literaly sieze up and sometimes it's painful if i roll over etc. like a shooting pain through my crotch?? It started at 14 weeks and i dont recall it last time until i had a big bump
That is exactly how I would describe SPD. It's a horrible pain like you've been kicked there with a steel toe cap boot! Rolling over in bed would take me ages, that was the most painful.



 
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Old Jul 26th, 2017, 02:49 AM   9
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I bet its a mild version i have then but without fail i get it when i exercise etc. the rolling in bed is definitely painful as in i have to concentrate on getting into position to stop it hurting so bad or i cant do it thanks for confirming x



 
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Old Aug 30th, 2017, 11:36 AM   10
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How's everyone getting on with their pain? I'll be 20 weeks on friday and it's so much worse. Been going to aquanatal and trying to follow physio advice but I'm a nurse so I spend the best part of 12 hours on my feet 3 times a week.



 
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