Just wanting to hear from those of you who have had second or subsequent pregnancies and suffered from pelvic pain and back the majority of their pregnancy. Did you do any exercise in your third trimester?
I am due to have number 2 in 6 weeks and have suffered with bad pelvic and back pain from about 14 weeks. I feel like I've lived in the physio. It's probably been worse because I have an 18 month old and lifting him in/out his highchair, car seat, cot, pram etc takes it's toll on your body whilst pregnant. The physio has helped heaps but ever since approx June I have avoided walking and doing anything physical as it would make my issues come back/worsen.
My physio kept saying to me that I needed to build up tone before the birth and told me to do some work in the pool. Initially I didn't listen as I was getting a cold every month during winter and by the time I'd get over 1 I was sick again. About 6 weeks ago I went for the first time and just kicked my legs in the water and did some walking in shallow end for max 30 mins. I didn't go again for a fortnight but I was in all sorts of pain and ended up back at the physio. She suggested getting a noodle and doing some floating and kicking and making sure I didn't rotate my pelvis to put it out again. I went a couple more times and ended up barely being able to walk and back at the physio. I adjusted the intensity of my routine (which wasn't that bad to start off with) and went back to the pool. Then I started getting very bad pain in one of my knees and SI joints. I spoke to my GP and he said to still keep up with the exercise.
I'm sure they know what is best for me but I am struggling to understand why this doing me any good? I haven't gone in 2 weeks and my pelvis/back/knee issues haven't been this good in ages. Then yesterday I went for a short 200metre walk with my toddler to the park and can start feeling the tenderness in my pelvis again. All this tells me is to rest up until bubs gets here.
Did anyone else have pelvis issues and still exercise? Or did they chose not to and therefore weren't as resilient to issues arising after the birth?