pelvic pain

Erica - posted on 01/06/2011 ( 22 moms have responded )

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This is my second child [I'm 33 weeks & 3 days]. I'm having really bad Pelvic pain [around the groin area] it's so bad sometimes I cry..It's hard to sleep, walk, get up, etc... I don't go back to the doctor until next Thursday, I was wondering if anyone experienced this or is this normal? I never had this kind of pain with my first child, which I delivered vaginally.

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Frieda - posted on 06/04/2011

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Hi I suffered really bad with pelvic girdle pain with my second child he is now 14 weeks old, the pain was so bad when i was pregnant that turning over in bed, going up and down stairs even getting into a car was pure agony, it helps if u keep ur legs together as much as u can when getting in and out of bed, standing up and sitting down because when u move one leg at a time you're making one side of ur pelvis move higher then ur other side causing u pain. I went to physio for pregnant women at my local hospital and they provided a pelvic belt which i wore and crutches which i didn't really use until after the birth. Most pelvic pain will go after you deliver I was oneof the unlucky ones I was unable to walk for 3 weeks after my sons' birth my partner had to help me with everything from getting to bed and dressed and handing my baby to me, the doctors wouldn't do anything for 6 weeks except give strong pain relief because of my hormones they waited for them to settle, I was finally brought to physio and that helped so much. Do ur pelvic floor exercises these strengthen ur pelvic muscles and core muscles. The pain will go and hopefully for u after ur babies birth, Good Luck!! By the way I delivered vaginally and it was ok just don't let anyone pull ur legs apart I pulled mine to my chest and pushed that way, hope I helped u! :)

Mary - posted on 05/25/2011

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Hello, I had horrible hip/pelvic and siatica pain for the last four months of my 2nd pregnancy, which i did not experience at all with my first (delivered vaginally) I did not find any relief from the pain, untill he was born.I know that they say the second one comes quicker...just be prepared. I started feeling contractions at 4:30 and delivered at 5:20 - the same day! They barely had time to get me to the delivery room. I spent 20 minutes in hard labour. Just be prepared for anything...I was 5 days early and knew he was coming fast...when the time comes for you trust your instincts.

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You have to check with the doctor but this sounds like pelvic grind where the muscles between the pelvis become too soft because of pregnancy hormones. I had this with my second and apparently it gets worse with successive pregnancies. There are painkiller that are deemed safe for baby which I resorted to or I would have gone to hospital. Anyway get good advice and good luck.

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.

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Emily - posted on 01/13/2012

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I have the same symptoms too and it started with my first 2 yrs ago and the pain does get worse the further you go. I ended up going off work about month and half early on sick leave as with working in childcare it was too much for me to deal with during the day. I would be in so much pain and if I sat for a bit then go to get up it really hurt and I could barley move. My doctor never said what it could be just checked to make sure my hip wasn't out of place or whatever and that was it. Then once my son was born it was gone and now that i'm pregnant again and am 22 weeks i'm feeling it come back again. Will try to do what some of you have said to do and hope it helps. It is not nice to go through and makes things very difficult

Vicky - posted on 01/23/2011

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I have these exact pains... I'm currently pg with my 3rd. I had no pain with my previous two babies but this time i'm in agony. Every 30 mins i'm up during the night with what feels like a numb hip, which then aches. I have to sit up to turn round because if i lie on my back i feel faint. Mw reccomended i take paracetamol before bed but i'm not in too much pain before bed it's during the night and mornings where i just feel achy and stiff. every step is painfull but what frustrates me more than anything is not being listened to and stereotyped as a moaning pregnant women. Yes, we wanted this baby but i won't sit in silence. I just wish hubby could understand how much it hurts and that it's hard enough to walk with baby so low down. For other women suffereing from spd all i can say is leaning forward on to something helps me... i'm 35 weeks today and with baby dropping it's hard to move her weight but just crawling on all fours or leaning on an exercising ball to pull the baby's weight from your hips will give you temporary pain relief. Good luck girls... wish you all well with babies arrivals. xx

Cara - posted on 01/22/2011

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Just thought i'd add this. At my appointment yesterday I told the dr i was having groin and pelvic pressure and pain and they decided that meant i had a bladder infection. I don't agree with what they are saying but I just thought I'd let you know that apparently pelvic pain isn't uncommon with a UTI during pregnancy

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yes! with my first i had absolutely NO pain what-so-ever! but with this one my back is achy my pelvis hursts etc. when trying to take off my shoes i have stabbing pain in my pelvis. it sucks! my doc just tells me its normal and pains will be felt more with the second...which i already knew. but he is no worried about it so im just upset im in so much pain!!!!

i was sitting on the couch playing guitar hero and i had pains so bad in my pelvis that i could not play anymore. it was horrible. i wanted to cry. and of course doc said its normal. but you still may want to talk to your doctor about it.

Jessica - posted on 01/14/2011

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I had this problem a few weeks ago but I started to sleep on a not tightly inflated air mattress so that it sunk in just the right places. Today I was at the dr for almost 3 hours and had an ultrasound in which baby girl is extremely well and the ultrasound tech had to really dig in there and then tip me almost upsidedown to try to get her out. I came home and took a nap on the couch and since I got up I can hardly walk bc my pelvic bone hurts so bad! Plus I normally sleep with a body pillow to try and take some pressure off. All I have to say is I am not sleeping on any thing other then my air mattress!

Erica - posted on 01/13/2011

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I went to the hospital and they diagnosed me.. the pain got so bad one day I couldn't wait to go to my doctor's appointment.. so I went straight to the ER.

Krystal - posted on 01/13/2011

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Oops just read your last post. How did they diagnose you? My dr basically said to suck it up !

Krystal - posted on 01/13/2011

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I have the same at the moment and im 34 weeks today. This is also my 2nd. I feel like ive had the baby already. Everything is sore and it paralyses me so i cant roll over or bend down or do anything. Dr said its normal to get pains earlier with progressive pregnancies as the relaxin hormone releases earlier. Still, have a look at SPD....symphis pubis dysfunction and see if it sounds like it. Mine fits the description.

Erica - posted on 01/12/2011

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I found out yesterday I do have SPD..the doctor gave me some pain medicine & a pregnancy support belt, my hubby bought me a body pillow & it has helped ALOT.

Gemma - posted on 01/11/2011

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I have been having the same trouble for quite a number of weeks now, but i didn't realise that so many of you were going through the same. Unfortunately, my midwife informed that SPD only gets worse as the baby gets bigger, but should disappear almost instantly following the birth. She has told me that it is safe to take paracetamol if the pain is really bad. I find sitting in an exercise ball helps take the pressure off a bit. But not a great deal is known about SPD, it can be down to the way your pelvis has separated. So if it has spread further than 'normal' or if it has not spread evenly (where one side has gone further than the other) this will cause pain. It can also be down muscle/ligament damage, so the baby is resting lower, hence it being more common if you have had a previous baby as your muscles have already been stretched. Hope you get through it ok and it doesn't spoil your pregnancy, put your feet up and get plenty of rest!

Erika - posted on 01/10/2011

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I have been having extreme pelvic pain. Today was a really bad day. Its hard to walk. I find I have to keep switching positions to try and have it not hurt. Baby has dropped considerably the last few days. He has been head down a long time now. I think he is getting ready to come out. I dont remember having the pain this bad with my first. Im really waddling like a duck now. And heading up the stairs kills me. Youre not alone, and its all part of pregnancy. I have less than a month to go. And I cannot wait to have this baby! I just want my body and energy back!

Erica - posted on 01/07/2011

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That's what I was thinking too, they'd just tell me "it's normal" lol. Thanks everyone for your feedback! =] I'll be sure to talk to my doctor.

Jessica - posted on 01/06/2011

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i have this problem and have since I was 14 weeks.
It is called SPD it is a pubic disorder that is extreamly painful for some women. its caused from your pubic bone seperates more than it should.
I have found the only way to get sleep and still beable to get up and walk is to sleep on a recliner chair. Some women use crutches to help them walk so there is not as much pain.
Unfortunatly not alot you can do. Ask to see a physio they can help a little, try getting a massage to ease the pain but it won't go away until after bub is born.

Kate CP - posted on 01/06/2011

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Yep. It hurts to walk, stand, sit, lay down...I've found that bending at the waist and holding onto a door or wall helps a lot. Makes the baby move and moves the weight to your stomach not your hips.

Laura - posted on 01/06/2011

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I would just call your doctor and ask just to make sure. Even if it's normal it never hurts to ask.

Rene' - posted on 01/06/2011

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I am having my 4th and have been having the pelvic pain also, but today has by far been the worse. Today I feel like my pelvic is being broken. The baby is also getting so low that my tail bone is sore.

Amy - posted on 01/06/2011

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This is my second, too, and I've been dealing with the same thing. I don't know if it's the way this baby is "resting" in there or what! Maybe our first kiddos made room. Who knows. I go to the doc Wed. and plan on asking about it, but I'm afraid the answer will be what I think it will be. Your preggo! If it gets worse, maybe call the doc and talk to the nurse about it.

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