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I'm hoping someone will be able to tell me if this has ever happened to them. I will be 28weeks pregnant on Monday and all this week I have had a really bad pressure pain right down low. It hurts for me to walk even. This is my third pregnancy and with my others I never had this, and they never engaged so I don't know what that feels like, but just from what I've been told by friends it sounds similar to when the bub gets engaged, but that shouldn't be happening yet should it????
Any advise would be great.
Thanks in advance.
Hi I used to get that pressure with both!! Not nice at all!! I too used to get it if I had been standing or walking a lot!! It's normal apparently!! :o Some get it, some don't..... It's just the weight of everything pressing down I think, not actually baby engaging!!
Hey, I'm 27 weeks preggers with hubby and my first. Sometimes I get really achy and my belly gets super tight when I walk.
Maybe its just your body telling you to slow down?
Do you have a midwife or Ob/gyno to call and ask? XXOO
I had low pressure pain when i was pg with Jayden at the end. I dont know if its engaging or not, you'll have to speak to your midwive. Im pretty sure that its normal though.
I have the clinic I can ring and ask, but thought I would ask on here first.
The pressure pain is right down low where the bones are, not the tummy. It had me almost in tears last night it hurt that much and that's when I had been sitting.
Thanks for the replies.
thats where mine was!!!! :o
It just has me worried because it never happened with the other two pregnancies. I had the BH's with them but not this.
My next check-up is not till next Thursday so I think if it is still like it tomorrow then I will ring the clinic and ask them.
Yep sounds like bubs has engaged !!!!!!!
But maybe because your still have a while to go its just bubs sitting strange or even on your bladder which causes horrible pain ( been there ! ).
But i know my aunty & my mum always engaged early & hated it plus my aunty was always 7cm dialated by the time she was 35wks !!!!!!!
Id maybe just go & have yourself checked out least then you can have your mind put at ease.
You should call the clinic just to be sure...they might want to give you a check up.
Its possible your bones are moving or something???? If you are in that much pain, go get it checked...just for peace of mind if nothing else. :)
i had this when i was pregnant with no1 there is actually a name for it here is some information and when it happens if its bad enough just take some panadol as mine got quite unbearable.
Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD)
What is the common condition that makes standing on one leg or climbing stairs unbearable for some pregnant women?
What is Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction?
The symphysis pubis is the name given to where two bones meet at the front of the pelvis. The pelvic bone is roughly in the shape of a heart, and is actually formed by three bones, which are held together by very strong ligaments.
The bones meet to form three 'fixed' joints - at the front (the symphysis pubis) and at each side of the bottom of the spine (the sacro-iliac joints).
Normally, these joints are not designed to allow movement. However, when a woman becomes pregnant, a hormone called relaxin is produced which loosens all the pelvic ligaments in order to allow the pelvis slight movement at the time of birth.
For some reason, the ligaments occasionally loosen too much and too early before birth. This means they can't keep the pelvic joints stable so the pelvis moves, especially on weight bearing. All this is made worse by the increased weight of the growing baby and sometimes the symphysis pubis joint actually separates slightly. The result is mild to severe pain, usually in the pubic area, and is called SPD.
What are the symptoms?
The most common is pain and difficulty when walking. Some women describe the feeling of their pelvis coming apart. The pain is made worse when turning in bed or doing something that involves standing on one leg, such as climbing up stairs, getting dressed and getting in and out of a car.
The pain is generally felt in the pubis and/or the sacro-iliac joints, but can also be experienced in the groin, the inner side of the thighs, the hips and in one or both buttocks.
When is it most likely to start?
At any time from the first trimester onwards. Some women can be fine during their pregnancy, but get the condition a few days after their baby has been born.SPD sometimes occurs following a period of immobility, an unusually busy overactive period or a particular activity such as swimming breaststroke or lifting something incorrectly.
Is there any treatment?
Unfortunately there is no way of tightening the ligaments again during pregnancy, so no treatment will be able to cure SPD. This includes any sort of osteopathy, reflexology or acupuncture. However, after the birth the body stops producing the hormone, so the ligaments tighten up and (for the majority of women) the symptoms gradually disappear.
So what can be done?
The most important thing is to avoid doing anything that aggravates the condition, such as standing on one leg.
Sit on a chair to get dressed.
Be very careful to get into a car by putting your bottom on the seat first, and then lifting your legs into the car.
When you get out, lift your legs onto the pavement and then lift your bottom off the seat.
If you go swimming, don't swim breaststroke.
Always turn over in bed with your knees firmly together.
Make sure you get a rest (in bed) every day.
If you already have a child, you will need help, as you will find it difficult to lift him or her.
If the pain is severe, ask your GP for a referral to a physiotherapist, ideally one who has specialist training in obstetrics and is called a Physiotherapist in Woman?s Health. She or he will be able to assess you and may fit you with a pelvic support belt, which helps to stabilise the pelvis. Your GP will also be able to prescribe painkillers that are safe to take in pregnancy.
Hope this helps and good luck
Thanks so much for all your replies, I have my check-up today at 2 so I will let you all know how I go.
The pain has been getting worse over the last 2 weeks. Last night it had me in tears, so I'm going to make sure they check me out good and proper today at my check-up.
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