What to do about pelvic pain?

Jennifer - posted on 03/20/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )




I am 30 weeks pregnant, due on May 28, yesterday as I was sitting at my desk at work I experienced a very sharp pelvic pain. It wasn't unbearable but it was pretty uncomfortable, this pain lasted a couple of hours but went away later in the evening. I've also been experiencing some pain in my pelvic area that is much like a mild menstrual cramp. Any suggestions or comments that might explain all this?


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Stella - posted on 04/11/2012




I was referred to physiotherapy for pelvic pain, they gave me a 3 part bump band to wear to support it, but it's very uncomfortable, so I am struggling on with the aid of painkillers from the doctor. I'm having twins and they are both head down, so it's pretty excruciating at times, but I try and keep off my feet as much as possible which isn't easy

Christine - posted on 04/10/2012




I am do May 3rd. This is my 3rd child and I teach school. My pelvic pain and menstrual cramps were so bad I thought I was ready to give birth to a bowling ball and this was back in February!!! It was the pain/pressure I remember when I was pregnant with my 1st child and was in labor in the "pushing" stage. My doctor explained that 1st time moms will get that pressure when they are getting close to labor. The 2nd baby you will feel that same "pressure" about 2 to 3 weeks before labor. By your 3rd baby you will feel that pressure 2 to 3 months before! A handy little tip my OB/GYN told me..... get a sock and fill it with any type of dried beans. Tie it up at the end and place it in the microwave for about 3 to 4 minutes. The sock is like a portable heating pad that is flexible. It works wonderfully!!!!

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That is called round ligament pain and is normal at this gestation between your growing baby and the babies head heading south. It can be quite painful. The best advise I can offer is to get off your feet lay on your left side with a pillow between your legs get hubby to get you a heat pack and when that isn't hot anymore grab a ice pack and place it on the area that hurts. take some simple pain relief and if it still hurting take a shower but be sure not to stay in there too long and make sure it's not to hot. sometimes babies position can be the issue. you could give him a little push and see if he moves or grab a torch and shine it into your belly this will be sure to get your little one moving. If all this fails go to your local Gp if during the day or Local Birth suite during the night. Good luck....

User - posted on 04/02/2012




I also have the same thing and it started right around 29 weeks. I spoke to a doctor about it, and also a few other moms who have had many children. The consensus was that as long as I wasn't experiencing extreme cramping/contractions or bleeding or a lot of watery discharge that it is most likely just pain and soreness from the muscles around my pelvis stretching to prepare for birth. They also told me that it not uncommon for the body to produce a little bit of extra relaxin to help with the muscle stretching, which the excess can make your muscles slightly too weak to hold your pelvic bone in place properly. Painful, but it will correct itself after having the baby.

I find that sleeping with a pillow in between my knees and thighs helps it not to hurt so much at night and helps a bit for the next day (albeit it doesn't get rid of it- especially when moving positions in bed or sitting down).

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