So last time I was pregnant I had pubic pain all the time near the end of the pregnancy, but this time around I haven't had it at all until a few days ago. I only feel it when I'm sleeping or lying on my side. Without a pillow or a small pillow between my legs makes it worse and if I put a bigger pillow in between by legs it helps. Weird.... I'm not sure what to think. Anyone had this before?
I have found that Chiropractic helps me immensely with this. It's just ligament stuff, and really common from the weight of the uterus/the hormone relaxin.
I also use arnica directly on the affected area, which helps
Yeah I second the chiro. It really does help. I also notice it more if I am not wearing my support or any other support structure.
Yes I have this. With my first it was absolutely horrible. This time it's kind of like you described. It's not that strange, because the pubic bone has a joint right in the middle, the symphysis pubis, and with all the relaxin hormone and ligament strain it kind of makes sense to feel discomfort there. I have to do the pillow, too. i have never been to a chiro for anything, but sounds like others have had success with it.
I'll second all the above! Wear a support to avoid stressing that joint, sleep with a pillow between your legs, and see a chiropractor if it gets bad.
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With this last pregnancy, I had pubic pain from about 12 weeks on. At 24 weeks it was so bad I couldn't take it anymore. I was referred to an obstetric physical therapist and he gave me a few stretches to do and it completely realigned itself. Turns out the right side had slipped downward so I was all out of alignment. I would totally go to a PT or chiropractor -- it was amazing how much better I felt afterwards.
Last edited by kris_w; 09-28-2010 at 11:16 PM.
ITA about a chiro! Ask around and find one with lots of experience dealing with pregnant women. S/He will fast become your best friend