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#1 Coco36

Posted 24 April 2019 - 08:36 PM

Has anyone experienced pelvis bone pain?
My doctor saying it’s normal but I’m starting to think somethings wrong.
I’m 23 weeks and the last 2 weeks I have trouble walking without it hurting and I wake up through the middle of the night in so much pain due to trying to move, it feels like it’s about to break! Some mornings I can’t even get up to go to the toilet. I’ve had 3 other kids and never experienced this at all!
Anyone else?

#2 Mrs Zee

Posted 24 April 2019 - 08:44 PM

Yep. Try things like sleeping with a pillow between your legs to help overnight and book in to see a women's health physio at the hospital. Fingers crossed it should disappear after birth but it can be excruciating in the mean time.

#3 lozoodle

Posted 24 April 2019 - 08:49 PM

Yep its called SPD, google it! Its painful and it only gets worse as you go on :(

#4 laridae

Posted 24 April 2019 - 08:50 PM

Sounds like SPD.  https://en.wikipedia...bis_dysfunction

I had it with my first. Not my second though.

#5 Lalala4

Posted 24 April 2019 - 09:20 PM

Yes it sucks if it's SPD. Check with your medical team just to rule out anything else though. Don't lift anything (esp wriggling toddlers). You may need bedsticks to help get out of bed. hugs.

#6 IamOzgirl

Posted 24 April 2019 - 09:23 PM

I had this and really found sleeping wearing pregnancy shorts help, more so at night/sleeping than during the day. When really bad I worn 24hrs a day.

Pillow between the knees didn’t help.

#7 lozoodle

Posted 24 April 2019 - 09:31 PM

I found the pillows did help a lot, but it was still there.

#8 a letter to Elise.

Posted 24 April 2019 - 09:39 PM

Sounds like SPD. It can be very, very painful.

#9 Living Type

Posted 24 April 2019 - 09:45 PM

Go see a physio ASAP. I had this in both pregnancies, but treatment helped a lot. In my case, one of my legs had really tight thigh muscles, causing extra tension on the joint.Stretches and massages helped release this muscle reducing the pain massively.

#10 Jennifaraway

Posted 24 April 2019 - 09:54 PM

I had pelvic girdle pain (like SPD but pain more in the bum - like I'd fallen down hard on the joint). It was worse the first time round, because I was working full time and walking to the station, and sitting on an office chair for 8 hours a day. With #2 I wasn't walking anywhere near as much, and was only working part-time from home. Both times it started just as morning sickness was fading - around 18 weeks.

A variety of pillows in bed helped, including between the knees but also in front & behind my torso (I got a belly bean with #2, which helped a bit). I should have got physio, but didn't (the logistics of getting there were beyond me at the time). And support shorts or something like that (I also never quite got that far). I also slept on top of a folded up doona - a mattress topper or something would have been better really but the doona helped take pressure off the joints.

Avoiding certain movements also helped a lot - eg keeping the legs together when getting in the car or out of a chair, etc (rather than one leg at a time), not crouching at all (instead bending to pick things up), not lifting heavy things (DS was big enough to climb onto the nappy change table by himself when I was pregnant with his sister). I did quite a bit of reading on websites for advice :)

It was really painful at times, although at least I could still walk. I still do get the same pains occasionally now (and DD is 4 in August) ... but hypermobility runs in the family and I still haven't gone to a physio (so many other medical things for both myself & DS). I still don't do things like swim with breaststroke kicks because it aggravates the joints.

#11 Dianalynch

Posted 24 April 2019 - 10:57 PM

I had it both pregnancies, book in to the physio (someone who specialises), pillows and don’t lift heavy things or move more than you have to. It sounds drastic, but it can really do some damage. It’s very painful.

#12 CallMeFeral

Posted 24 April 2019 - 11:56 PM

I had it with each pregnancy. It is common, but still sucks, and can do long term damage if you don't take care of it. Certain things can help - avoiding certain movements, special shorts, I had a pelvic belt which I used when it was bad. I came across a masseur who could do some awesome work on it which would sort it for a week or so but that was hard to find.

Look up pelvic instability or symphysis pubic dysfunction I think it is - there's lots out there.

#13 Ellie bean

Posted 24 April 2019 - 11:58 PM

I didn’t have this at all in my first pregnancy but it hit me like a truck in my second. Definitely see a womens Physio as soon as you possibly can. I was lucky, mine disappeared after the birth

#14 alchetta

Posted 25 April 2019 - 05:27 AM

Yes, had this in my pregnancy just over two years ago and couldn't walk by the end. It's excruciating. Disappeared after birth aside from the occasional stab from certain sideways movements but I have ongoing terrible coccyx pain instead!
If you're working see if you can work from home a few days?

#15 Rozzie2018

Posted 25 April 2019 - 12:38 PM

It sure sounds like SPD. I had it with my last pregnancy and like everyone else has mentioned, physio really helped. Avoiding certain movements like keeping knees together when  getting out of the car (put a plastic bag to twist easily), standing on one leg, climbing uphill  or on sand and heavy lifting. This plus physio kept the pain at bay but it really didnt completely disappear until baby was born.

#16 Coco36

Posted 25 April 2019 - 06:32 PM

Thanks lady’s! Will try the pillow and ask to see a physio when I’m at my next checkup.

#17 Ellie bean

Posted 25 April 2019 - 10:54 PM

You don’t need a drs referral to see a Physio, you can just make an appointment and go

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