(Closed) symphysis publis dysfunction (whaaa?)

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 4
2820 posts
Sugar bee

I experienced something fairly similar, it started for me just a bit after 30 weeks.  I’ve decided my OBs seem competant at the big stuff but as for discussing aches and pains associated with pregnancy they are about as clueless as possible, they kinda just said yeah it happens sometimes and didn’t suggest anything to make it hurt less.  I was still running like 4-8 miles a day (which they knew but for some reason thought that was terrific even though I’m pretty sure that was causing some irritation in my pelvis) so I stopped that and just started riding the bike inside and the pain has really subsided.  I still feel it sometimes but before it was painful even to roll over at night or put on my pants.  Also I found shortening my stride helped out a lot too.  I don’t know if this is related but I got the irritation in my pubic symphasis and then 2 weeks later it felt like the baby dropped down.  So I really think it is just my ligaments loosening up and getting ready for birth and it’s just happening a bit early. 

Post # 5
306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Sounds like exactly what I’ve been going through!  I mentioned it to my dr and he gave me a speech about how my ligaments loosen and my pelvic bones are not the same during pregnancy as they were “when I was a little girl” … in any event, I have a new dr now and will mention it to her when I see her next week, but I get the sense that it’s one of those “yes, it’s normal, sorry that’s all” kind of things. 

I wish I could say I’ve found something that eases it or stops it, but I have not 🙁  It hasn’t affected our plan at all, but that’s in part because I haven’t discussed it with the dr yet and also in part because the plan is to keep an open mind and do whatever I feel I need to do when the time comes!

Good luck… I hope your dr offers you something more useful than mine did 🙂

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