Is there anything I can do to stop the hip and joint pains?
Like the first responder said, I also have suffered with SPD. I found wearing a belly support has helped some. Don't try to do too much, stay off your feet when you can but don't sit for too long at a time either. Warm baths, don't go for long walks, and avoid climbing stairs whenever possible! Good luck!
Niki - posted on 07/14/2010
doing exercises to strength the muscles around the joints can help - but youd need to go to someone that specilise in pregnencys (yoga or pilates maby) i've been having aching pelvic joints and find that doing kegal/pelvic floor exercises really helps (pretty much just tense up the whole area while im walking).
Jenna - posted on 07/12/2010
I'm suffering them too, with this pregnancy, my second. I have found warm, relaxing baths, no matter the time of day, do help a lot. I normally use Vaseline Bath Salts, put some bubbles in, the whole works. It seems to loosen up the joints and gives me a chance to stretch out comfortably, to help lessen the pain the rest of the day. Good luck!
Keely - posted on 07/10/2010
Hey, i am 32 weeks with my 4th and have suffered previously with symphisis pubis dysfunction :( Which is horrific pelvic pain :( And i have got it again but worse this time around!! I find the odd paracetamol helps and positions when sitting/ standing and also when in bed use lots of pillows to get comfy an d take the weight of bump, eg between knees, under bump... however u feel comfy.
Hope this helps and good luck with the followin weeks and the birth :) x
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