help--- pubic bone pain, can hardly walk

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  1. smashley

    smashley 1st bun in the oven

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    Today I've been having pain in the pubic bone and it's gradually gotten worse. Now it hurts every step I take. My ob/gyn's office is closed. I was going to call them in the morning. Is this the right thing to do? I want to avoid the ER if possible.
     
  2. lucy_x

    lucy_x Mummy To Two Stunners

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    Yes call your OB.
    Unfortuantly its fairly common, They can give pain killers of sorts and if its really bad maybe physio.
    I know its not muhc relief, but the pain relief once baby is born is immence!

    :hugs:
     
  3. tommyg

    tommyg Mum to Smurf & TTC

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    What you are discribling is SPD there are lots of threads on it.

    Keep your legs together, ie get in the car bum first.
    Sit to put clothes on, don't stand on one leg
    Get a support belt from physio.

    There are various other tips but right now I can't think of any.
     
  4. Sab4kids

    Sab4kids Well-Known Member

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    I have the same thing. I have had it with 3 pregnancies and each time it hits earlier. I am 27.5 weeks along and can barely move today. Some days are better than others, I have found to keep your legs together doing everything seems to ease pain. Such as rolling over in bed or getting in and out of a vehicle. Everyday movements are tough. Nothing they can do to help you unfortunately, you have to wait until the babies born then relief will come.
     
  5. kiwimama

    kiwimama Soon to be family of 4!

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    sounds like spd hun. I've developed it this time around too and it's so painful at times. It's because all the ligaments around your pelvis stretch in preparation for a baby to be born through it. https://www.babycentre.co.uk/pregnancy/antenatalhealth/physicalhealth/pelvicpain/ I found that article helpful. Really there isn't alot you can do it ease it. Sometimes you may be refered to a physio if it is really bad. :hugs:
     
  6. JeepGirl

    JeepGirl Mommy of 2

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    Baths is epsom salts seems to ease it a bit for me.

    A lot of people have told me swimming is good for it, because it gets your joints moving but takes the heavy feeling off. I haven't tried it because I'm allergic to chlorine so I can't go in a pool and the lakes are covered in ice.
     
  7. Lina

    Lina Hooyo

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    If the pain is new, have you been exercising? Its a common trigger. I find a couple of days in bed taking it easy eases pains/aches.
     
  8. tommyg

    tommyg Mum to Smurf & TTC

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    If you swim make sure its the crawl or back stroke the breaststroke kicks can make it worse in fact my physio thinks that it what started my pain off at 20 weeks.

    Try sleeping with pillow between your knees.
    Sitting on a ball seems to help
    Walk at your pace not anybody elses
    Avoid ironing, hoovering and supermarket trollys
    Rest to get the pain to settle then listen to your body if something niggles stop before it flairs up again. I've avoided painkillers as they mask the niggles and allow you to do more damage.
     
  9. mrsrobin

    mrsrobin Well-Known Member

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    I agree with tommyg on this. I have had the same problem and I think there was a recent thread on it some days ago. Please do not ignore the problem. There are specialist physiotherapist for this condition. Please check for those in the area where you live. Reducing your physical movements is the thing that really helps. I know how bad it can be. Please see this website if it is of some help.

    https://www.rosttherapy.com/
     
  10. x Alanna x

    x Alanna x Well-Known Member

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    ive had this pain since 16 weeks.. its agonising.. but i dont want to take anything stronger than paracetomol.. thats just my choice tho.. even tho crappy paracetomol 500mg dont do anything lol..

    if anything.. i think ive just got used to the pain now.. cause ive had it that long.. just a part of my life for now lol...

    i was told by my physio to do pelvic floor 4 times a day.. and some stomach exercise.. as if you were doing up a button on your jeans and u have to breathe in cause ur jeans are getting too tight.. also.. dont move about too much.. but dont sit down all day.. cause both will cause pain.. find a balance.. and take a warm bath every now and then :)

    xx
     

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