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    Default Who has had pubic symphisis? How did it affect your labour?

    I have some mild pubic symphisis pain, particularly in my hips which is now getting worse.

    I can tolerate it, will visit my chiropractor in the hopes they can provide some temporary releif, but my real concern is how it will affect my labour.

    Has anyone else had it? I'm just wondering whether it make the pain in labour harder to manage or if it makes active labour difficult?

    I had a wonderful first labour, but I didn't have any of the discomfort I'm currently feeling.

    Would love to hear the experiences of some others!

    Cheers,

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    I think I have an idea of how you feel. I've had active labours with my first two, but this time I developed hip/lower back pain during my pregnancy. I was really scared that I wouldn't cope with labour due to this pain. I have been to a physio who specialises in pregnancy. She told me that my problem is pelvic instability. She also found the pubic bones needed some realignment. The first visit was painful as she had to work a fair bit to realign things, but since the second visit I am feeling so much better I can't believe it. I'm not scared about this pain affecting my labour now, and I can cope with all my daily jobs (washing, running around after kids etc.) with hardly any pain. I highly recommend seeing a physio who specialises in pregnancy. Good luck.

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    My ps didn't seem to affect my labour - I was able to waddle about with the best of them! I also listened to my body and asked myself what does it need me to do - how should I move about - to help this baby down and out. For me every labour was different - but I found that giving birth bending over was easier - 1. hands and knees on bed 2. standing up next to bed bending over 3. kneeling leaning over a shower chair.... I think this allowed me to regulate how wide I felt comfortable with my legs spread apart (sorry to get graphic!).... I had natural, pain-releif free labours with all of my children. In the active stages of labour I wasn't really aware of the pain in my hips and after I had the babies I felt hrmm like I had to move carefully but much of the pain was gone.

    I must admit though that having the baby out is not an instant fix to PS and I still have funny little twinges now and again and my youngest is nearly 3... ahh well they were all well worth it

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    i had ps with DS2 and i didnt notice a difference between labour 1 & 2.. if anything i coped better because i told myself labour hurts anyway so it will be alright. DS1 i had an epidural (no ps) DS2 drug free (with ps)

    I suggest just listen to what your body is telling you and go with it don;t fight it.. also drugs are there if you need them

    Best of luck

    ETA: I found birthing on the bed on my back tilted slightly to one side the best position for me
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    I had it really bad with my last pregnancy that i was on bed rest for the last 6 weeks, but in labour i had found that when the baby was in the birth canal, the pain had eased, i found it easier birthing on the bed, so i didnt have to walk around, and the pain of the contractions and the fact i was in a birthing trance, i barley felt my pelvis pain at all.
    My spd was called sacro illiac, it is the worse side of spd, but didnt really feel it at all during labour.
    hth


 

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