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    Did any of you girls have bad SPD in pregnancy? I had it last pregnancy but sort of just put up with it, this time it’s kicked in much earlier, well before 20 weeks. I’m only 24 weeks now and I feel almost crippled, really hard to walk some days and if I overdo it just a little bit, I’m in agony all night. The usual rolling over in bed, getting up, in and out of cars. I have a super active toddler too and I find now I just have to avoid the park etc. on my own because I literally can’t chase him.

    I’ve got a belly band that I got from the physio and I find that does help somewhat, also have been doing hot and cold compresses.

    Did any of you find wearing the SRC recovery shorts during pregnancy helped? Or come across anything else that works? I’ve seen a specialist physio and she said it’s quite bad and gave me a few things to try but I’m just in constant pain. I’m worried how I’m going to stay mobile at all during the next few months.

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    Hi Clementine Grace this is a shocking condition. I have had it 3 times, the last time was the worst. I had to stop work at 24 weeks as i simply could not get out of the car one night. Agony... the only thinks i found worked was to use crutches at home when i could, sounds weird but it meant i had less weight-bearing and no split leg walking ( walking wad agony). Also, keep legs together and no pushing trolleys and prams etc. I wore a belt but let that go after a while. Low impact activities like floating in a pool relieved pain momentarily. I used hot packs at night and was on prescribed panadine forte. All the best with it, i hope the pain is manageable for you... i dont think src shorts would be suitable during preg as could put too much pressure on tummy area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littleriv View Post
    Hi Clementine Grace this is a shocking condition. I have had it 3 times, the last time was the worst. I had to stop work at 24 weeks as i simply could not get out of the car one night. Agony... the only thinks i found worked was to use crutches at home when i could, sounds weird but it meant i had less weight-bearing and no split leg walking ( walking wad agony). Also, keep legs together and no pushing trolleys and prams etc. I wore a belt but let that go after a while. Low impact activities like floating in a pool relieved pain momentarily. I used hot packs at night and was on prescribed panadine forte. All the best with it, i hope the pain is manageable for you... i dont think src shorts would be suitable during preg as could put too much pressure on tummy area.

    Oh geeze that sounds awful! Yes I pushed the pram around for just half an hour on Sunday and then a quick trip to the supermarket and I couldn’t walk all night and today I’m in absolute agony. We’ve got stairs in our house too which doesn’t help, and my toddler has been sick the last few days and wants extra cuddles I feel so bad I literally can’t lift him.

    The physio said the same thing that the SRC shorts are really better used after baby is out.

    Might try going to the pool that’s a good idea, I was going to try a hydro class. I rekon if it gets any worse, I’ll be heading for crutches!

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    Crutches were a saviour.... it terrible not to be able to pick up your child. Aahhhh its horrible. I also got wheeled around in a wheelchair at shopping centres. Keep that in mind too if it gets really severe. Anything that keeps you off your feet and keeps your legs together

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    I had it with my last pregnancy, started at around 15 weeks and by 28 weeks my Ob wanted me in a wheelchair. I decided to see a chiro, and honestly he was my lifesaver. I went from barely being able to walk to dealing with my 3 children comfortably. I still wore a support belt, slept in a recliner for the last half of my pregnancy and continued to see my chiro every 2 weeks up until the birth. I still see him monthly now 6yrs on, and I'm pregnant again, so far no issues. As littleriv said, make sure when getting out of bed, car etc keep your legs together.

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    I'm 7 months postpartum had bad SPD in pregnancy and struggling still. SRC shorts saved me in my pregnancy and I've just got them out again after spraining my pubic joint on Friday. I wore my shorts every day from about 11-12 weeks pregnant and could barely walk without them so for me they were worth every cent.
    I had a c-section and did not like wearing the recovery shorts after though. Within a week my SPD was improved enough to not need the shorts and I felt better without them sucking my belly in to be honest. But the pregnancy ones were a lifesaver. SPD is awful 😔

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    Oh geeze some of you ladies have had it badly!

    I know a wheelchair sounds extreme but it honestly feels like some days I'll get to that.

    I think I'll get the src shorts and maybe I can try them and use them afterwards. Mine was still pretty bad post c section but it was much better about 2 weeks after. It's totally horrid!


 

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