tailbone and pelvic pain

Belinda - posted on 05/18/2010 ( 23 moms have responded )

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I am 33 weeks with my second child. I never had this problem with my first child, but lately my tailbone has been hurting and sometimes sooo bad its hard for me to walk..when i went to the doc I seen the nurse and she said its normal and there isnt a lot you can do about it, take a tylenol, try to rest, ect ect..just curious if this has happened to anyone else... Ive been trying to just brush it off but idk..also this morning when I woke up I had a bad pelvic pain, I could barely move my leg to get out of bed..lol..its not litterally funny but just the idea is funny...then as the day when on it didnt hurt, until this afternoon, then it stopped, and now its started again, its my pelvis area itself, I know my baby has dropped some, but like I said this didnt happen the first time around.

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Belinda - posted on 05/23/2010

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april: your hips starting seperating at 15 wks? wow...with my first they seperated at like 7 months, but they didnt seperate enough, i had to have csection.

sarah: i didnt think about doing that, i will give it a try

brittany: how did you know you where in labor? im having some contractions, and im leaking some fluid but im not dialated..and they said my water isnt broke but its like im trickling it, and i had a small gush of it the other day.

Belinda - posted on 05/21/2010

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Thanks, everyone it makes me feel a little better that there are other people going through the same thing. good luck to u all..

Delta - posted on 05/19/2010

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I am 21 weeks and I get the same pain, I feel it more when I am at work, I am in housekeeping at a local hotel and when I clean rooms I feel it more than when I do laundry.

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Sarah - posted on 05/08/2011

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www.supportpelvicdysfunction.co.uk is a charity that offers one on one help for mums with SPD or PGP. They have just put an official community up on circle of moms. help@supportpelvicdysfunction.co.uk

Hope this helps x

I have spd and im in a wheelchair for life with it, im the founder of this charity so please feel free to trust in my help. All info is on my homepage or the official COMS page.

I send you all my love as SPD is common but not normal in pregnancy and it is a hard condition to deal with as if affects our mobility. keep your chins up and im here if you need any help from the charity.

Amber - posted on 05/29/2010

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Its happening with me, your just have a crazy baby who likes to put their body parts on your spine and push your pelvis wider. it'll be okay. Tyelenol does help thought exp pm.

Brittany - posted on 05/22/2010

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i had that happen to me for about my last 3 weeks, turns out it was because i was in labour, my little girl was spine to spine which is why i was getting pain in my tailbone, a warm bath helps or if you have a shower head sit in the shower with hot water running it will really help!!

Sarh - posted on 05/22/2010

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I'm currently 37 weeks and I have "pressure" on my tailbone, I've assumed it to be baby laying against it. This may sound weird, but go on your hands and knees (you may have to arch your back, and lower you top half of your body) and that may help reposition baby so baby is not laying there any more.

April - posted on 05/21/2010

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It's been happening to me since my hips started to seperate somewhere around 15 weeks, and now that I'm 21 weeks it hurts to the point I can hardly walk and I'm up on my feet all day at work... =( I havn't found any remedies yet...

Kalee - posted on 05/21/2010

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I've been having the same pains in my tailbone (really early into pregnancy) and pelvic area (since I was around 24 weeks, I'm 37 now). It hurts so bad when I'm trying to stand up or get out of bed that I cry. I have to use a cane sometimes to get started walking. And I dread having to go pee in the middle of the night. It's really terrible. My doc says the back pain was due to the baby sitting on that major nerve that runs down your back and legs. But he says that the pelvic pain is completely normal and that a heating pad or tylenol is the only thing that you can really do for it.

Good luck with it.

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Oh i have had this on and off for the past month! Im 25wks pregnant with my 2nd baby and like most of you didnt have this with my first pregnancy. I feel lazy this time around cause when i seem to go for a walk or excercise it will start up. I feel like there's not much excercise i can do that doesn't make me want to cry. This baby is also sitting really low. Im trying not to stress or think about it but i have a feeling this baby will come early. Unlike his brother who was 5days late.

Carolee - posted on 05/20/2010

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My pelvis has been like that since I was 16 weeks along. I'm almost 31 weeks now. Mine feels like I'm being pinched on the inside of my vagina, though... plus my right hip is out of socket.



My doctor told me the same thing. It's normal (I also had it with my first, but not nearly as severe), and he also said that it typically gets worse with every pregnancy because the joints have already been stretched out (no matter how birthing went... c-section or vaginal). I hope it doesn't get to the 'all day, every day' point with you, though. Good luck.

Kerri - posted on 05/20/2010

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i had the same thing and never found anything that really helped but can say it does go after you have the baby im alot more comfortable since having my daughter on 18th may 2010, i wish each of you the very best

Erica - posted on 05/20/2010

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I have a pregnancy symptom called SPD (Symphisis Pubic Dysfunction) and it sounds kinda like what you are experiencing. I'd recommend Googling it for a list of symptoms. If it's what you have there isn't much you can do but I've found that a maternity belly support helps some. Good luck.

Belinda - posted on 05/20/2010

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thanks katherine, i was wondering if it was like tylenol, yes im in the states.

Kirsty-Louise - posted on 05/20/2010

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its happened to me aswel since before i was 30 weeks and im still getting it now n im now 41 weeks, my midwife and specialist said tis normal and just the way the baby is sitting. i havent found anything thats helped me that you could try sorry. just got to think it will all be worth it in the end :)

Katherine - posted on 05/19/2010

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lol, u already named it haha tylenol we call that panadol here in australia...:-)

Katherine - posted on 05/19/2010

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hi belinda, panadol is a form of pain relief here in australia,
are you in the states ive noticed the pain relief tysdol or something used alot.....i think same thing different name..

oh im 22 weeks and i have that too, this is my second and my doc has just refered me to a physio to help,
she said once you have it it gets worse every pregnancy,
;-( but heat packs work and nice baths help too...

Cindy - posted on 05/19/2010

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i just had my 3rd baby on the 2nd may an i never had those symptoms with my first 2 an i had babd pelvic pain with this one and same to i would cry it would hurt so much an i had trouble getting out of bed the dr said the same thing bubby isnt stressed there is nothing they could do try taking panadol and puttin heat poacks on it it helps ease it but frankly the pain is there till u have thebub sorry. but when it reallyhurts try ya breathing exercises it helped me

Vibhuti - posted on 05/18/2010

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I totally agree!!! The worst part for me is (TMI TMI TMI) trying to wipe after im done because my belly is so big that it hurts to pull foward :(

It doesnt go numb wen i pee...it does wen i have to do more lol

Belinda - posted on 05/18/2010

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Thanks, I try to drink water, but the resting part is hard when you have a little one(17 months)..lol..the toilet part--does your leg ever go numb when you sit to go pee? mine does..it makes it so uncomfortable to pee.and my belly sits in my lap right now so it makes it soo hard when you feel like your not gettin enough blood flow bc of the way you have to sit..

Vibhuti - posted on 05/18/2010

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its happening to me and its been happening since I was about 26wks or so! I'm now almost 37wks and I cry when I have to get out of bed :( My doc says the same thing! The tailbone pain might be Sciatica Nerve Pain if she shoots down to your leg...tht hurts so bad, i cant even sit on the toilet (TMI) Feel better hun! Just rest, drink lots of water and put your feet up! Doesn't help me much but it might help you!

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