Im not due til June 8th, but I have this massive pelvic pain that is so bad I can barely walk... anybody else having this problem? I went to the er and they said that my little girl is okay, and they believe the pain is something to do with ligaments or something, but the RN that i saw said u normally only get it if youve already had at least one... but this lil angel is my first... any suggestions?
It's SPD it's horrible it only gets worse I am afraid And that nurse is wrong. This is my first, and mine is really bad. It depends on the woman and how her body takes to the pregnancy hormones and the weight of the baby on your pelvis has alot to do with it, as well. In my experience taking baths often really helps, and relaxing and being off my feet helps alot too.
Symphisis Pubis Dysfunction. The symphisis pubis is a joint that holds two bones of your pelvis together at the front. You can feel where your pubic bone is and that is probably where you are hurting. Many women often have pain in the buttock region too - that's where the sacro-iliac joints are. The problem is caused by your body producing hormones to relax the joints in your pelvis. Obviously this is a good thing for getting the baby out of the pelvis, but in the meantime it is a literal pain in the butt for you as those joints are supposed to be held together nicely for you to get around.
SPD is apparently more common in second pregnancies or more, but I've had it and it's my first so anyone can get it. Ask to be referred to the physio. And do some googling of SPD and PGP (pelvic girdle pain) so you understand more about it and how to help yourself.
This is my first pregnancy and I've had it since 19 weeks.
My chiropractor made a huge difference, as well as an SI (sacroiliac) support belt. I've also seen a noticeable difference in my mobility level since starting acupuncture.
Ice has been a good friend of mine too.
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