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Standing up / SPD?!

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user1464279374 Wed 16-Nov-16 23:56:07

Hi guys,

Sorry to post again in the same week (!) but have yet another fun aspect of pregnancy that needs advice.

I've been having pelvic pain for quite a while now and the consultant said I have SPD but didn't really elaborate on what to do about it (physio booked in but quite a wait). In the past few days though it has become SO painful to get up from sitting down anywhere. Like so painful I have to make loud groans even in public and want to cry, then need to hold onto something so I don't fall back down again. It's around the coccyx and such a severe pain/pressure that I'm trying to avoid either sitting or standing which makes life enjoyable...

How do you deal with it and lessen the pain?! When I'm still it doesn't hurt at all so resting doesn't seem to help hugely...

ChocolateBudgeCake Thu 17-Nov-16 01:00:17

I find that moving around helps so try to sit for a few minutes before moving around. In fact I try not to sit/stand/lie down for too long and keep changing position. Also consider where you sit, try to sit on taller chairs rather than sofas. I move slowly and carefully and I'm on crutches when it's really bad just for a few minutes after I stand and then I ease up.

How pregnant are you?

user1464279374 Thu 17-Nov-16 01:14:20

Thanks - you're right taller chairs much better. Will try to keep moving about unless sleeping. Might be edging towards crutches territory if it continues but want to do all I can to avoid!

I'm nearly 35 weeks - being induced in 2.5 weeks so not long left but each day is getting increasingly painful.

MagpieCursedTea Thu 17-Nov-16 09:25:39

Do you have a yoga ball? I have SPD and find that the most comfortable thing to sit on. I've been on crutches since 29 weeks (33 weeks now), SPD is a nightmare! Hope the next couple of weeks go quickly for you.

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