I think I have SPD

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I think I have SPD

I think I had this with my DD and I'm really starting to feel it again. I remember it hurting so bad that sometimes I couldn't even walk, I just had to sit down for a while. It started a month or two ago and hurt mostly at night when I would roll over. It feels like the muscles really low down (pelvic? vaginal?) are being pulled on and stretched to the point that they are sprained. Then it leaves them feeling very achy and sore. Unfortunately, I'm feeling it during the day now too. All day I've been very sore and after vacuuming the house, it's worse. Sad I am grateful for a body that can get pregnant so I hate to complain about a body that doesn't handle pregnancy well. I just remind myself how fortunate I am to be pregnant at all, after our IF struggles. Now I just need to look to see if something will help me deal with this for the rest of my pregnancy. Has anyone else dealt with this?

http://www.babycentre.co.uk/pregnancy/antenatalhealth/physicalhealth/pelvicpain/?_requestid=2384626

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No but I couldn't read without saying that sounds like it sucks. I'M sorry

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You know, I never had that with my DS, but this time around I have been feeling something weird. For the last week or two, when I get out of bed in the morning, my pelvis, I'm assuming, pops somewhere really low in the groin area. That area also feels sort of... tight? Like it's been pulled or something. It doesn't really HURT, it's just annoying, and only lasts those first few steps out of bed.

I've heard subsequent pregnancies can be a little more painful, but I hope your pain stays at a minimum! I'd probably quit doing any activity, like vacuuming, that hurts it, too. No sense in aggravating it. Let DH take over till the baby comes!

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SPD is A.W.F.U.L! I had it with #3 so bad that I couldn't walk somedays. There were days were DH had to carry me to bed and even get my pants on for me because I couldn't lift my legs. Rolling over in bed was excruciating. I used a pregnancy support belt and that seemed to help a little bit. I had also heard that chiropractic or physical therapy can help. Be careful when it comes to delivery because certain delivery positions can cause permanent damage. Good luck.

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Kayla, chiropractic care got RID of this for me! When I was carrying Beni it go so bad around 20-22 weeks, that I literally could barely put shoes on, could barely walk, etc. It took ONE chiro visit for him to do a fairly painful maneuver that took care of it! This time, I haven't had the pain as badly, but I am back to seeing the chiro again. I am also fairly religiously sleeping with a pillow between my legs/knees, and using some support under my belly when I sleep on my side (which is mostly always).... it helps.

I would SERIOUSLY suggest seeing a chiropractor if you're not!!!

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It's OK to complain because that sounds awful. I agree with Mara, if you haven't seen a chiro yet - I highly recommend!

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Yep-- what the others said. Please go see a chiro. They can help put that back into place.

I'm to the point where I see my chiro every two weeks just to keep everything aligned.

You poor thing! I hope you get some relief!

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I have been dealing with it since about 17-18 weeks and I ditto what the others say.....go to a chiro and get them to adjust you! It helps so much! I still have some intermittent pain but that is b/c I only go every other week and even then, the pain is not as bad as it would be if I didn't go at all. If you can get adjusted about once a week or so, it will help you SO much! I am sorry for anyone who has to deal with it b/c I wouldn't even wish it on my worst enemy! Hope you get some relief soon!

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I had no idea this was an actual thing! I spent all of yesterday evening in tears because my pelvic area hurt so badly,i swore I'd pulled a muscle at work. Im feeling much better today after taking it easy. I feel your pain; hang in there, not much longer! Smile

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Im sure its just a matter of time for me! Ive had it with some of the pregnancies! Im just waiting for the spd, carpal tunnel, swelling, I dont usually get all of them...but SOME of those aches and pains and discomforts toward the end. I think maybe another 3-4 weeks and I will be hurting too...in some way or shape! Hope the chiro works if you try it!

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I would actually love to see a chiro but it makes me nervous. My uterus can start acting up (contracting) just from an active day. I just wonder if my history and being treated for PTL would mean that a chiro would not be recommeded. I could actually see how getting adjusted could help my uterus relax. But, what if it did the opposite?? It's the only reason I haven't seen one yet. My cousin and his wife are chiropractors and they live about an hour away. If I were going to see anyone, it would be them b/c I trust them.

I do sleep with a pillow under my belly and between my knees. I actually started doing that quite a while back. Unfortunately, it hasn't kept this from becoming an issue.

BUT, I would take this over PTL or PTD any day.

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Yikes, sorry honey! I think I deal with something like that though I don't know if it's specifically SPD.. I just have pain that radiates like in my inner thighs and then sort of below my butt/hip area. It's much worse in the morning despite tons of pillows and blah blah.

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"Kayla1981" wrote:

I would actually love to see a chiro but it makes me nervous. My uterus can start acting up (contracting) just from an active day. I just wonder if my history and being treated for PTL would mean that a chiro would not be recommeded. I could actually see how getting adjusted could help my uterus relax. But, what if it did the opposite?? It's the only reason I haven't seen one yet. My cousin and his wife are chiropractors and they live about an hour away. If I were going to see anyone, it would be them b/c I trust them.

I do sleep with a pillow under my belly and between my knees. I actually started doing that quite a while back. Unfortunately, it hasn't kept this from becoming an issue.

BUT, I would take this over PTL or PTD any day.

There is a special certification for chiro's for working with pregnant women. Do your cousins have that? I would talk to them. I have a very hard time believing that it would make things worse for you...but it's certainly at least worth asking! It's all about getting things aligned and working as they should (like your nerves and who knows what else work BETTER when they are properly aligned)...I can only imagine it helping almost any condition...but like I said, it would certainly at least be worth asking!

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I agree with Mara-- I would go and talk to a chiro who is used to working with pregnant mamas.

I get lots of BH's-- but haven't gotten one when getting an adjustment. Seriously, my whole body just relaxes and I lay down....he adjust me and I'm on my way. The whole thing takes less than 10 minutes.....

I hope you get some relief-- you deserve it!