Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction

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i was just told dat i have SPD (im due on d 1st of nov) and was wondering if anybody else did suffer or is suffering from it and do you have any advice on how 2 reduce the pain etc!! i also have a one yr old boy so its hard not 2 b leftin etc.

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Sarah - posted on 10/13/2010

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I had this with all of mine...It would hurt to make fast movements, or roll over in bed. I found that taking calcium magnesium, and moving slower helped. Also, a body pillow really helps. You can also try going to a chiropractor, but for the most part this problem resides until you have the baby

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I had it with my 2nd and 3rd pregnancies. I wasn't diagnosed with it until late in my 3rd prenancy. Do what ever you can now to help your pelvis because it doesn't always 'right itself' afterwards. My baby is almost 1yr and I still suffer badly from the symptoms. I am now seeing a physio forntightly. I wish I had had the chance to get help whilst I was pregnant because now everyday I am living with pain that could have been prevented with the correct help. Physio's are amazing and if you can find one that specialises in womens health try them out.
I sympathise with anyone suffering from this.

Jess - posted on 10/13/2010

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i had it really bad during my pregnancy with my daughter now 7 months, i could barley walk and was even it tears just rolling over in bed!, it was so bad i barley left my bed for 2 months and could literally hear my pelvic bone click every time i moved- i read about it on the internet and knew thats exactly what i had but when i spoke to severall different doctors and midwives they acted like i was making it up and was just lasy or something they said theyed never heard of it! but the pain was excrusiating and if i experiance it again with future pregnancys i'll definatly seek proper medical attension, i cant really give u advice on what to do as i didnt know but i just rested heaps, all the best :)

Tina - posted on 10/12/2010

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i had SPD severe! my doc gave me a strong pain med that he said was safe!! i cant remeber what the med was! otherwise i found that it helped to drink lots of water!!! my baby is 15 mos old and i stil sometimes have pubic pain especially during sex! i hope drinking water helps i know it did me!

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Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction s basically a sprained pelvic bone!! basically d same as walking around wiv a sprained ankle! i saw a physio bu der s nothin dey can do 4 me cuz of d way d baby s lyin nd d belt made unwel, always felt lyk i was gona get sick wen i wore it!! d worse part of it s dat its getin worse nd worse d further my pregnancy goes on. nd tryin 2 get out of bad habits s hard, especially wen i wanna hold my 1yr old!!

Donna - posted on 10/11/2010

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I had this very mildly, but have a couple of friends whou were not so lucky.
I hope you are seeing a physio and have been fitted for a belt to support you, as these are 2 things that will make the most difference.
Dependent on the severity, different types of exercise or mobility help, but your own physio is best placed to give you the details.
Do know your limitations and work within them....find inventive ways of helping your little boy to entertain himself, oh and remember that doing housework may have to become optional.
Last one is to get a body pillow for between your legs, and think seriously about painkillers if it gets to that, as there is a balance to be had betweek you functioning and any concerns about the baby being exposed.

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