Just wondering if anyone else who had symphysis pubis dysfunction/ pelvic girdle instability during pregnancy and had it come back post birth would mind sharing their story with me?
DS will be one later this month, and I thought the pain had gone away as soon as he was born. But a few months later when I started doing longer walks or any vigorous exercise, the pain comes back. I had been hoping to go back to hockey this year
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07-04-2013 18:51 #1
07-04-2013 18:56 #2
Hi, I'm currently 28 weeks preg & have been experiencing extremely bad pelvic pain over the last 24 hours. Last week it came & went but yesterday I went for a long walk & for the rest of the day everytime I stood up from sitting down I was doubled over in pain. Rolling over in bed was excruciating. I've done a bit of reading today & I'm thinking I might have something like this psd.
I'm planning to see my chiro this week & see what he says & also get a support belt.
Sorry I don't have any info with what happens after pregnancy but if you or anyone else has any info re what can help during pregnancy that would be great! Thanks.
07-04-2013 19:01 #3Senior Member
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Hi. I'm sorry to hear that you are still in pain. If you are in a position financially I would highly recommend seeing a women's health physio for some treatment and exercises. Clinical pilates(run by a physio)is also a great help. If you go on to the Australian physiotherapy association website you can search for physios in your area. You can do some home care and put some ice packs on sore areas. Also if you sleep on your side have a pillow between your legs. Try and minimize lifting Ds. If he needs cuddles do them on the sofa sitting down and getting them to climb up helps!
13-04-2013 06:52 #4
MrsLeesley, make sure you keep your knees together as much as possible, and walk REALLY slowly. For most people it goes away after birth, I'm just unlucky.
I have been to see a physio, I was just hoping to hear from anyone who had it come back after pregnancy: when did it really go away?
13-04-2013 07:44 #5Senior Member
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Hi girls, I had a mild form with my first 2 (on crutches during pregnancy, but pain disappeared after birth), but with my third and final baby, I had a severe case- wheelchair from 24 weeks, hospitalisation etc. c section at 36 plus 5. Total pelvic ligament meltdown... My bub is now 8 months old and the pain is still bad, although I can walk and get through the day, I am in constant pain. It is like a deep core pain all the time, which often spreads to muscle spasms like sciatic pain down my legs and up to my neck. It is a rotten thing... eg: 8 months on, I could not even imagine going back to work as I can't rush around and do the things I would need to do, like carry books etc. A month ago, I went to a wedding and standing up during the ceremony in heals was a huge mistake. It affects my sleep too. I have had physio sporadically over the past 8 months as well as a weekly deep massage to free up the muscles, but the deep core pain through my pelvis is with me always- I am now in the midst of having ultrasounds, x rays (so far, nothing has showed up, which is good, I guess), and next stop MRI. The Dr and I seem to agree on where it is heading- a long term regime of physio or chiro with pilates, swimming to build my core ligament strength, but I wanted to do the tests to elliminate other possibilities such as a crushed disc. I think it will be with me for a while, but the time has well and truly come for me to try and deal with it properly! Good luck everyone.
13-04-2013 08:49 #6
I had that with this last pregnancy and thought it would go away after birth but it came right back within days. It was quite bad and I resorted to wearing a pelvic belt which helped to stabilise my hips. Then it got better. The pelvic pain is all gone now bub is 6 months. But my left hip is not like before...something is not right with the hip joint. I probably need to see a chiro which I haven't got down to.
13-04-2013 09:11 #7
Had SPD from about 20 weeks, it eased up a bit towards the end but came back with a vengeance when bub was 4 weeks old, I remember being in agony that first Xmas! Got lots of Chiro and massage as well as gentle exercise, it slowly went away but I couldn't say it was completely gone til DD turned 1. Best tips:
- Knees together! Always!
- Don't listen to idiots who try to tell you yoga fixes everything, in this case it won't
- Careful with lifting bubs, remember to brace and distribute weight evenly across both legs
- pelvic belts can be a lifesaver!
Good luck, it must be hard with two little ones :-/
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13-05-2013 10:44 #8
I've been going to see a sports physio, rather than the hospital physio, and I'm beginning to see results. She's got me doing lots of exercises and progressing them, not just massaging the joint like the other physio was.
The only thing is now I've just found out today that I'm pregnant again. I'm so worried that the pain will start again. My first PG was from IVF and the pain started at 20weeks. This was PG was a surprise (sort of), so I'm hoping the lack of IVF drugs will counteract the usual rule of the pain starting earlier with each pregnancy
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30-05-2013 14:17 #9Senior Member
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My little one is nearly 2 now and I am still getting pain in my pelvis. I am seeing an excellent women's physio and going to be starting some Pilates with her. Please make sure you see a specialist women's health physio they are trained to deal with these issues and have to study a further 4 yrs to be a specialist women's health physio. Feel free to pm me Hun if you have any other questions. Hugs to you I know how frustrating it is to have this pain
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