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Pelvic pain early pregnancy- any improvement likely?

(11 Posts)
Bugaboom Mon 12-May-14 06:54:40

I'm six weeks pregnant and already have pelvic girdle pain over my right sacroiliac joint. It mainly bothers me at night on turning and getting out of bed, or if I cough or sneeze.
I have a rather heavy toddler and walk a lot with my job, so worried about how this is going to progress as the weeks go on. I am about to start some strengthening exercises shown to me by a physio friend. Are there any stories out there of people with early pelvic pain which improved?

RAFWife12 Mon 12-May-14 08:59:47

This is something I have been suffering with. I'm 28 weeks, and been seeing physio since 21 weeks. It all started with hip pain early on, and I didn't realise this was the start of it. My GP dismissed it until I got so bad I demanded to see physio and was finally diagnose. Mine has improved slightly since seeing physio, but I was told at first appointment improvement to a significant degree is impossible - its about slowing down the progress. I also keep being told to rest more! (physical job and high energy dog at home). I have a back support I bought myself, and basically live off paracetamol to get through the work day.
Get yourself referred to a physio asap! Yes your friend has shown you some exercises, but by being referred and getting diagnosed "officially" it'll be on your records.

BumpNGrind Mon 12-May-14 09:03:18

I had pelvic pain, i could barely walk and my pelvis felt like it was ripping apart, thankfully mine was sciatica and has absolutely improved now that i have in the teen weeks of my pregnancy. It does flare up now and again but nothing like that pain I had in the beginning.

feckawwf Mon 12-May-14 09:09:21

Is it possible you could have a water infection? Just seems quite early for spd although I did get it at around 12wks but hear that's quite rare

Bugaboom Mon 12-May-14 09:12:45

Thanks for replies. I am seeing GP this afternoon (haven't got a midwife yet) so I'll tell him. I'll check if it is a water infection but have had those in past and this feels different. Hopefully it is something that will pass...

feckawwf Mon 12-May-14 09:14:04

Fingers crossed for you!

CoolCat2014 Mon 12-May-14 13:04:24

I got a lot of pain in my hip joints in the early weeks that cleared up and has been fine through the second trimester. So fingers crossed it might calm down!

Isabelle76 Tue 13-May-14 10:38:25

I had it really early in my second and third pregnancy, like days after I got a BFP angry just like you, in the SI-joint. All can I advise is to take it easy if you can and definitely invest in a maternity slide sheet if you're having problems switching sides in bed. I wish I could tell you that it improved, but mine only got worse, even with physio. I hope it doesn't get too bad for you, it must be hard when you're running after a toddler and walking so much at work.

drivenfromdistraction Tue 13-May-14 10:40:13

My advice is to get referred to a physio who specialises in this sort of thing as soon as possible. Wish I'd done it when I got PGP early in my 3rd pregnancy - ignored it, it got worse and worse, and I ended with massively separated muscles, which means my tummy will always be saggy now. Could have been prevented.

Bugaboom Tue 13-May-14 16:53:25

Thanks all. The GP thought it was a strained muscle but I think she's wrong. It's over my sacroiliac joint and worse at night, turning over and getting out of bed which appears consistent with pelvic girdle pain. Going to ask midwife for a physio appointment as soon as I have a booking appointment.

icklekid Tue 13-May-14 17:46:50

I got awful spd fairly early on (14ish weeks) had 2weeks off presuming that rest would help, got physio appointment when it didn't! Now 32 weeks physio and support band have hugely helped and in much less pain now smile

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