Post # 1
I am currently 36 weeks pregnant with my first. I’m 33. Not sure if that matters. I have had a super easy pregnancy. No morning sickness or complaints. Then I got to week 34 and started having a lot of pain located in my left pubic bone. I googled my symptoms and SPD came up. It nailed my symptoms to a T. My Dr also told me I had it….without me telling her I had already self diagnosed. ..the pain is getting worse and my dr told me unfortunately to expect that. The good news is that she predicts the pain will go away soon after delivery. What I find frustrating is that most of what I find out about it online is through UK websites. It’s like no one barely knows of it in the US. No one understands the pain I am going thru and they dismiss it saying…oh that’s normal pregnancy pains…get up and walk and move…are u flipping kidding me?!?! Obvioulsy these people have no clue. It hurts to move…to walk…to put on pants…to get up…everything. I have bern confined to sitting in the livingroom all weekend. ..and I am a doer. I like to get up and go. But I cant. I am dreading work these last few weeks and wondering how I will manage. My biggest fear right now is that this pain wont go away after birth and I will still be dealing with it. Anyone else go thru this? Did your pain go away? I’m driving myself crazy researching this online…some/most women say their pain went right away but others have scarier stories. Please help. Ive decided because of this I won’t risk getting pregnant again. Im done with this one. Too much pain. And they say if u have it once you will get it again…only earlier on. I dont want that.
Post # 3
@birdie724: I hear you! I am only 28w but I was diagnosed with SPD a few weeks ago – pretty early on. I was told to not exercise and to rest whenever I felt I needed to – which is hard when I am also a “doer” but so far it has been managable by just really cutting back what I do in any given day. Weekdays are pretty much just work and then rest but it’s better than being in pain, and doing too much can exaggerage the pain so take it easy!
I hope yours goes away right after birth – and mine too lol.My Dr. said it almost always does, as soon as you deliver and your body stops producing relaxin, which is the hormone being released and loosening the pelvic muscles. After that they should tighten back up and not be a problem. Fingers crossed! You are almost there – good luck!
Post # 4
@EquiBee2013: Another concern is that I read that if you breastfeed it can linger because your body is still producing the hormone. And I am planning on breastfeeding. From what I’ve read online, some women say that BF had no issues with them, and others said it did linger…so I am just hoping it goes away immediately!!!
Post # 5
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@birdie724: It’s more recently referred to as pelvic girdle pain or PGP. I think some conditions that mainly affect women are ignored because they are seen as “women’s issues.” For some doctors if you cna’t give the patient a pill to make the pain go away, they don’t know what else to do for you. Maybe try to see a midwife or certified prenatal massage therapist to see if they have a holistic approach to dealing with your pain?