pelvic pain during pregnancy?

Kym-Marie - posted on 03/28/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )




Hi all any tips to get rid of pelvic pain during pregnacy? this is my second pregnancy and it is totally different to my first, i am 31 weeks with a 2 year old and some days i can barely walk sit stand anything it hurts that much?? Oh and my down below is swallon is that normal sorry if TMI.


Adrienne - posted on 03/28/2010




Yes, it's totally normal. For baby #2 I had it for a few months and very swollen below. My doctor said that it was just my ligaments stretching. Then for this baby that I'm being induced for on Tuesday I had the pelvic pain really bad rolling over in bed just about killed me. So I told my doctor and this is what he was saying that I have Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction. Here's a website you can look at and see if it's kinda like what you have:
I'm not in pain any more and have been good for the last month. Good Luck to you and hope you feel better soon! :)

Kelli - posted on 03/28/2010




It's called pelvic symphasis dysplasia, or pelvic bone pain to be more simple. I had it from 33 weeks and it was EXCRUCIATING. I couldn't climb in my truck without pain or up steps. It went away after my baby was born. They say chiropractors help a lot. Beware though, many doctors do NOT know or truly understand this. Sorry for your pain....hope it gets better soon.

Abigale - posted on 05/08/2012




i am 33 weeks pregnant and getting very bad pelvic pains and pains all in the top of my legs my babys head is already down in my pelvis does this mean i will prob have an early labour because it hurts when the baby is moving about i dont think there is any room for him to move about never felt like this and this is my 3rd pregnancy

Dawn - posted on 03/28/2010




My whole body was in pain with my third. My bones felt like they ached. I think its just your bodies natural reaction to the pregnancy. Each child is different. If it gets to be too much talk to your doc. I found that more cushion made me less in pain.

Erin - posted on 05/09/2011




I never had that pelvic pain, I only had the swollen down there part. It started around the 18 week part. What it is, is your veins in your vulva and surrounding area start to swell. They're actually considered to be a form of vaginal hemrrhoids. My would get so bad that they would bleed. One thing I found which helped was using witch hazel. Just soak a cotton ball or two and place them down there and continue on your day. But the part that did help the most was getting my legs up and getting pressure off, which I'm sure will help for the pelvic pain too. I'm sorry you have to go through this. I don't think I've ever met anyone who had a flawless pregnancy. You don't have that much further to go though. Hold on, it's almost over. Good luck!


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Kasey - posted on 05/08/2011




I had the same problem both of my daughters... they said it had a lot to do with the fact that they were huge babies... but after 32 weeks I literally could only leave the house for the doctor's appointments, because for the next 2 days I would be so sore I could barely walk... It was extremely painful for me... I would actually freeze a water bottle and sleep with it wedge between my legs... it seriously felt like my pelvis was breaking everyday...

Danielle - posted on 03/28/2010




i had the same pelvic problem and it was so horrible! just rolling over in bed made me want to cry. it was definitely way worse than labor for me. haha. i didnt find that anything helped. i feel like everything made it worse for me so all i did to be comfortable was sit on the couch. i would suggest taking tylenol. it didnt do anything for me but thats just me. i did look it up at the time and i think my pain was from my hips spreading too much and and it caused the ligaments to break or tear. ouch. at least you dont have too much longer with it though! after you have your baby it should go away but ive heard it can take up to 3 months.

Yordanos - posted on 03/28/2010




•A pelvic support belt will give quick relief.
•Exercises, especially for the tummy and pelvic floor muscles, to improve the stability of your pelvis and back. You may need gentle, hands-on treatment of your hip, back or pelvis to correct stiffness or imbalance. Exercise in water can sometimes be useful.

Carolee - posted on 03/28/2010




I know how you feel. I have a 2 1/2 year old and have had pelvic pain and grinding and popping since I was about 15 weeks along (now 23 weeks). I honestly just learned that I have to relax and can't do nearly what I was used to doing. Everything went back to normal about a month after I had my son, so I'm kinda hoping the same thing happens again. I do take Acetaminophen before bed to help me sleep and on the days that I just can't move, though. On the bright side, you don't have too much longer!

Kristin - posted on 03/28/2010




Yes, totally normal, but if you are still concerned talk with your doctor.

I am in the same boat only with our third. I have found that making sure to be sitting properly really helps. As does sitting on a stability ball (giant blow up, get at athletic store), walking, yoga, pilates, belly dance (I know sounds goofy), and doing Kegal's. If you've not been exercising, you will need to start slowly and walking is pretty perfect now that it's spring. You 2 year old will love to go explore on your walks and will keep them brief enough for your first outings. As for the yoga and pilates, look into the prenatal kind and definitely talk with your doctor about them as you might be contraindicated.

As for the bits below the belt that are swollen, baths and swimming help a bit. counter pressure from the water and just kind of soothing.

I hope that helps and you feel better soon.

Amanda - posted on 03/28/2010




try sitting on an exercise ball. it might relieve some of the pain. good luck hope you feel better.

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