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How long did your PGP (or SPD) take to go away after having your baby?

(15 Posts)
GermyElephant Wed 09-Jul-14 19:22:51

DD is 10mo and my PGP still kicks in if I do too much.

When did yours stop?

TheFairyCaravan Wed 09-Jul-14 19:26:36

DS2 is 17.5 years, mine will never go away. I still can't walk unaided and have had 5 major surgeries on my pelvis.

Cases like mine are very rare though.

Have you seen a chiropractor or an osteopath? Some people find they have excellent results after treatment with one or the other.

CityDweller Thu 10-Jul-14 13:20:39

Mine went away very quickly after DD's birth. I got the odd twinge when my periods started up again (13 months post partum) and do now occasionally at certain times of the month (ovulation, I think). Anyway, that's probably not all that helpful to you?

I second the advice to get treatment. Mine started early during pregnancy (about 18 weeks), so I just sucked up the cost and paid to see osteopaths and an acupuncturist regularly until DD was born. I think that's probably the main reason I didn't suffer any terribly lasting consequences. It took me a few goes to find an osteo who helped (rather than making it worse), in the end it was cranial osteo that was helpful (by a group that specialise in treating children, babies and pregnant women). The acupuncture was the real god-send - it helped enormously with the pain. Again, I saw someone who had lots of experience dealing with women/ pregnancy.

frankiebuns Fri 11-Jul-14 21:55:01

Mine went very quickly but still get twinges and its come back this time

MasterFlea Sat 12-Jul-14 06:14:29

Mine went away a couple of weeks after birth. I get the occassional twinge though when pulling off shoes or turning suddenly.
I try to do pelvic floor exercises daily. That is something I'll need to do everyday for the rest of my life though. Yoga or pilates is supposed to help too.

SmileAndNod Sat 12-Jul-14 06:32:58

I'm a year on now and I still have a dodgy hip and trouble if I've been overdoing it. Carrying children does not help! Am finding Pilates, even though I'm quite restricted is helping. The teacher suggests alternative moves and exercises to strengthen.

Are you breastfeeding? Because that can make a difference too so I've been told. I'm hoping to see an improvement once I've stopped.

SmileAndNod Sat 12-Jul-14 06:34:29

Forgot to say, whilst pregnant I saw an osteopath. Wasn't cheap, but definitely worth it for me.

I was still waiting for hip problems to go a year later. Finally got fed up and saw a specialist physiotherapist. Symptoms were gone in 6 appointments!

Mumof3xox Sat 12-Jul-14 07:08:43

15 months on I am still suffering

WorkingBling Sat 12-Jul-14 08:16:25

Chiropractor Took two years after ds was born to be able to lie on my back. But without my Chiro I doubt I would ever have done so. I have never really understood the theory that it magically goes away the moment baby is born. SPd makes your pelvis move into different positions. Until you get it firmly back, and supported with muscle and all the rest, you will continue to suffer

FirsttimerG Sat 12-Jul-14 09:06:11

I am at 6 months pregnant and my pelvis clicks and grinds when I got from lying down to standing and is painful in bed and after walking etc.

I have had this from week 12 and I asked my midwife what the pain was (and I was specific) and she said round ligament pain which I think is wrong, I think its SPD.

Did your midwives help with diagnosis and treatment or did you have to see a doctor?

Thanks

CityDweller Sat 12-Jul-14 09:35:16

first I'd just skip the mw and gp and find yourself an osteo or Physio who specialises in treating women in your area. If you can't afford to pay then ask your mw for a referral to NHS Physio (although my experience was that the NHS physios we're useless - I knew more about PGP than they did).

CityDweller Sat 12-Jul-14 09:35:48

Were not we're - sodding autocorrect.

PinkSquash Sat 12-Jul-14 09:42:13

WithDS1 I was very lucky, as soon as he was born u was practically pain free. With DS2 I had problems for 2 years, but now it's only the odd twinge.

slightlyglitterstained Sat 12-Jul-14 14:22:22

It started improving pretty much immediately (I guess because there was less weight on it now?), but took a few months to really feel like I could be as active again - getting a pram around corners was agony, esp when our fucking evil empathy-free self-centred obnoxious pig of a lodger constantly blocked the hallway despite the obvious agony it caused me and eleven billion requests and explanations (can you tell I'm still bitter? Wish we'd just kicked her out). I would probably have got better a whole fucking lot quicker without that piece of shit laying daily obstacle courses that required me to bend and twist constantly.

I started mum & baby yoga at 8 weeks mainly as a social thing, thinking one class once a week wasn't going to make any difference, especially as it felt so gentle, but it actually helped a lot - by the time I went back to work I felt pretty normal.

And now at almost two years later I seem to be getting some mild, occasional pain again - I think this is because I haven't kept up the exercise and my muscles aren't strong enough to support me. Planning to actually get around to booking osteopath appointment & start doing Pilates or yoga.

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