was a new one to me. I’d never heard of it prior to getting pregnant,
but I’ve been unlucky enough to suffer from it for the last four
misalignment and/or stiffness in your pelvic joints during pregnancy.
Although it isn’t harmful for your baby, the mother to be can really
suffer. Different women, have different symptoms. Common symptoms are
across the pubic bone at the front in the centre
across one or both sides of your lower back
in the area between your vagina and anus (perineum) – this is the
one I’m lucky enough to have! It literally feels like I am splitting
in half up over from my vagina. I can hear the ones in my pelvis
grinding and clicking which makes me feel physically ill.
that I’d found aggravate it –
– any long distance walking is completely out for me.
upstairs – it’s become a traumatic experience trying to pop upstairs
to the loo.
on one leg – stepping over the side of the bath into the show is
excruciating and don’t get me started on trying to put a pair of
pants on myself!
over in bed.
Getting out of bed
or out of the car.
can you do to make it feel better?
midwife and she has referred me for Physio. It was also suggested
that I use a pelvic support belt, and don’t stand on one leg for
anything. I have also read up online and found suggestions advising
against hoovering and pushing a shopping trolley – the perfect excuse
to get your partner to run round after you.
on a daily basis, and I have now been signed off work, given Codeine
and told to have bed rest, otherwise I will need to be admitted to
hospital. That on top of the fact I already have a back condition is
pretty rubbish, I could quite happily just curl up and sleep for a
month – if I wasn’t in so much pain!
including the midwife and doctor have said that SPD often disappears
once baby is born. Just another 14 weeks to go then!!