Pubic Bone Pain???

Emily - posted on 03/16/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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Is anyone else been having terrible pubic bone pain? I've had this since 13 weeks and its been constant. Im due May 30th and so sick of this pain!! if i lay on one side too long, sit too long, walk too much, lift up my leg to high ( about a foot off the ground) walk up the stairs it kills! I am in so much pain and the doctor says that it is my joints/ ligament stretching to get my pelvis ready for delivery and that there is nothing that they can do for me. it feels like i broke my pelvic bone/ connection to my leg area. I had this with my 1st pregnancy but not until the last trimester. I am so frustrated with this pain, it feels like someone is taking a knife and scraping my pubic bone where it connects to my leg.
I just want to know if there are others out there that are dealing with this too and what you are doing to cope with the pain or to prevent it. I have been taking Tylenol w/ codeine (prescribed by Dr) but that makes me so sleepy!!

HELP ME?!?!

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I have that pain too. I am laying on the couch now on my side and when I go to stand up it feels like I am going to fall apart down there. Bones are cracking, popping, lots of pressure on the bone. My pain doesn't last very long but it is enough to almost take me to my knees at times. I do not take anyhing for it. I try not to sit, stand, walk around, or sleep on one side for to long. If I do any of those for to long my pain gets worse. My doctor also said it was from my body stretching out for the baby:( I hope you find some relief!!

Trudie - posted on 03/26/2009

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I'm due in a few weeks but started having those pains about four weeks ago. My doc told me the same thing and that i have to just withstand it since they can do nothing to stop it. I'm in so much pain and cannot walk sometimes that i want the babies to come early but know it's better for them to mature better first. It difficult to sleep with this too. I'm sorry i can offer help with this but i just wanted you to know you're not alone and it'll be over soon.

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Elizabeth - posted on 04/05/2009

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when you have babies close together this is more likely to happen as the lactin (excuse spelling) can be still in your body from the last and you are experiencing the body basically "opening up" as the levels get stronger the pain will too....see if you can see a physiotherapist for a support belt that holds it all in...I know it helped me as you know theres not much else they can do and being on codeine for so long before baby is due can't be great.....

Gemma - posted on 04/05/2009

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hi i know exactly how u feel im due may 10th and have had the pain for the last few weeks. i spoke to midwife about it and she told me as its big baby and my 3rd child i have really no stomach muscles left so alot of weight on my pelvis. she advised when i walk to take small steps, it does help but u end up looking a bit like a penguin!!!! hope this helps.

Kim - posted on 03/28/2009

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OH EMILY!  ME TOO!  I keep telling my husband that it feels like my legs are going to fall off.  I have it exactly like you do!  One of my girlfriends said it's called Round Ligament Syndrome, but I'm not sure that's what it is.  I didn't have it with my first at all-and shouldn't we be all stretched out from that pregnancy!  Unfortunately, I don't have any idea how to relieve our pain.  The burning is just awful.  I'm due May 30th also and the pain makes every day sooooo long.  If you get any tips will you let me know?  Thanks!

Michelle - posted on 03/27/2009

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i totally understand with my first born he was facing down at 6 months and he'd kick me in my ribs and punch my pubic bone so hard I went into the hospital for meds to ease the discomfort(i couldn't sleep, eat, sitting or standing didn't make a difference). This time my 2nd child (now 7 months) is doing the same thing! But this time I know thats what it is and am not panicing to the hospital. I use heating pads, warm cloths or baths, and 1 tylenol before bed, I also let baby listen to calming relaxing music on my cellphone attached is a headset that i put on my belly which seemed to help with the 1st baby I had so it is the same with the next one!

Rachel - posted on 03/27/2009

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I had it for months with my first and lucky me have had it for months with this one, too! Its worse in the morning for me when I'm getting out of bed--a really warm shower does wonders to help ease the pain and get me going for the day.

Emily - posted on 03/26/2009

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Thank you guys so much for responding. It is so nice it know that i am not alone. But man, what us women go through i tell ya.. our men know nothing about how tough we are. :)

Felicia - posted on 03/26/2009

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Hi this pain just started for me, my OB said it is my pelvic bone separating (normal )and suggested wearing a belly support, and physical therapy if I wanted to go that route

Jessica - posted on 03/23/2009

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you should DEFINITELY try a Chiropractor.  It may take a few visits, but you will find some serious relief...I finally found a good chiropractor and have seen her three times in two weeks- and what she has done for me is amazing!  Not completely pain-free YET, but I think I will be in another week or so!  Good luck!

Cheryl - posted on 03/23/2009

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I am 33 + weeks and this just started. It is awful and makes moving around much more challenging. I'm hoping that the prenatal Yoga class I am starting tonight helps and if not maybe my Wednesday chiropractor appt can help out.

Emily - posted on 03/17/2009

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Thank you all for responding. i have actually tried walking and the pool and tylenol and sleeping in different positions but nothing seems to be helping me. My doctor just says that she can recommend me to a therapist but really, i dont have time for that. This is a pain just only on my left side right where my crotch bone meets my leg bone it seems. If i walk around too much (take kid and dogs on a walk) i feel even worse.

I really hate complaining, this is my first complaint to anyone besides my doctor, and I just wanted to thank all you for trying to help me out. I appreciate it :)

Rebekah - posted on 03/17/2009

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Completely agree with Patrice that exercise, like walking, should help. I started prenatal aerobics and swimming several weeks ago (my midwife recommendation) and it has eased the pain a lot. From what I understand staying hydrated, eating healthy, and maintaining an exercise routine can help most pregnancy symptoms.

Brenda - posted on 03/17/2009

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I've had a horrible time with pain in my right hip this time.  I had some last time, but not until the very end.  This time, it gets so painful it gets hard to sleep.  I have to sleep only on my right side with my hip as flat as it can get to get any rest.  If I try to sleep any other way it shoots pain up into my lower back and across my lower abdomen.  My doc told me they could do physical therapy to help it, but I didn't take her up on it.  I've heard that seeing a chiropractor that does the Webster technique for preg women can do wonders for pelvic/hip pain, though!

Brittany - posted on 03/17/2009

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I had pain like this 2 weeks ago, it lasted about 2 weeks, but it was my right hip instead of my pelvic bone. I couldn't even sleep, sometimes Tylenol would help but I'd wake up from the pain as soon as it wore off.

Patrice - posted on 03/16/2009

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im also due on may 30th and experiencing the same pain. my dr said that is was a hormone that my body was releasing to prepare for delivery, but like your dr, there was really nothing that he could do. he was going to prescribe me some meds but i didnt want to take any meds other than prenatals. ive come to find that walking everyday for about 30mins helps me a lot!!! even though it hurt for about 4days at first, i began to have the pain less and less afterwards. now i barely have it at all. in the beginning stages of my walking, i used a hot compress, and a wedge to ease the pain, i still use them wen i get the pain now, which isnt very often. the best thing about it is, you wont be drowsy, youll get a lot of exercise, and you will gain alot of energy. i hope this will work for you also.

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