04-01-2014 05:15 PM - edited 04-01-2014 05:43 PM
04-04-2014 10:04 AM
I know exactly what you are talking about and the pain is horrible. Only your doctor can diagnose this.
I had this happen during my second and third pregnancy. During the third pregnancy It was so horrible that there seemed to be nothing I could do to to get the pain to stop. The doctor wasn't much help either. He would just tell me that things will feel much better after baby is here.
Once baby arrived, the pain was less severe. It took a few months to get back to normal. I have heard of it taking up to a year for things to readjust.
Hang in there and keep in close communication with your doctor about how you are feeling, he may have some advice to help you through it.
04-04-2014 10:53 AM
I sure hope you find a way to get more comfortable!
By the way, I was talking to my mom about this because she remembers the pain I was going through and she reminded me about a friend that had gastric bypass and has the same thing happen, sort of
What happened with her is that over a long period of time she gained weight and there was a lot of pressure on her bones. When she lost the weight fast, her body didn't have the time to slowly adjust and her pelvic area cause her much pain. It eventually went away but she was told that it's not unheard of in pregnancy and gastric bypss recipients.
04-04-2014 06:44 PM
See if your doctor can give you a referral to a physical therapist that specializes in pregnancy/ SPD. It's made a world of difference for me. I started having issues around 26 weeks with my SI joint/ SPD and could barely walk when I went in for my first appointment. My PT has managed to keep me walking all the way through and I'm full term now. You can also get a pelvic support belt that sits low around your hips and keeps the joint locked in place like it should be. My PT recommended one that she felt would be best for me and it made the biggest difference in being able to do errands, take care of my other kids, etc. I wouldn't say it made me pain free but it has made things more manageable and kept me mostly functioning. There are some things that are very difficult for me, for example pushing a grocery cart and walking seem to aggravate it the most for me.
04-07-2014 07:59 PM