I suspect I may be experiencing the beginnings of SPD or PI. It started a couple of weeks ago with mild pain on the right side only of my pubic/pelvic area, and I am now finding it a bit difficult to lift my right leg and need to be very careful getting dressed, getting out of bed etc. Especially painful is turning over in bed at night.
My next ob appointment is another 9 days away but I plan to ask her about it then. I have 13 wks of pregnancy left, and seven weeks of work (still working full-time currently) and I'm getting really worried that the condition will worsen as time goes on. Work is ok but I am finding that driving there and back each day the hardest part and am having to use my arm to lift my leg between the brake and accelerator!
Anyway... my question is: how much physical activity should I be doing in the case that the pain is caused by SPD? Should I still be walking the dog for instance? I have just swept the floors and while the pain wasn't too bad - just a few twinges if I moved the wrong way - I'm not sure whether it's a good idea to be using the muscles in that area at all or not? Is it better to rest the muscles or to use them so as not to lose muscle tone in the area altogether?
Any advice greatly appreciated! TIA