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Has anyone had Pelvic girdle pain continue after birth

(13 Posts)
Elephantgrey Wed 08-Aug-18 14:51:02

My beautiful baby is 12 weeks old. I have hypermobility syndrome and had PGP in the pregnancy.

I requested an elective caesarean but ended up having a natural birth. I had to give birth in a position that was really bad for my hips and then had stirrups for my stitches.

I have always had some problems with my hips but I don't think they have got back to normal after having the baby.

Has this happened to anyone else?

Was there any treatment that worked?

chewbacca83 Wed 08-Aug-18 19:11:03

Ask to be referred to a specialist physio. You will need to build your core and pelvic floor back up. A physio can help. Congrats on your baby 💐

Elephantgrey Thu 09-Aug-18 21:59:34

Thank you. I saw a woman health physio in pregnancy I have been re referred but it is taking so long to hear from them.

lozengeoflove Sat 11-Aug-18 11:41:14

I did, for months! In the end I saw an osteopath, and this helped.
It’s bloody painful isn’t it sad

Bowlofbabelfish Tue 14-Aug-18 06:25:58

Yes. I had bad spd, was told it’d be fine. Ten months later it wasn’t and I was still being fobbed off.

It can be treated - you need a combination of someone who can physically manipulate and then excercise to strengthen. If the physio only gives you excercises it’s unlikely to help.

Look on the pelvic partnership website for a list of practitioners near you. A very good osteopath crunched my pelvis back in two sessions. Best 150 quid I spent that year...

Elephantgrey Wed 15-Aug-18 21:37:53

Thank you. I was only given exercises and a support belt and that was before birth. I will see if I can get someone who can do some manipulation. It is getting worse.

I now have an appointment for NHS physio but not for a month. I am not sure if they can do manipulation but I hope so.

Bue Sun 19-Aug-18 06:24:20

Mine got worse after the birth. Can you afford private chiropractic or osteopathy? Mine didn't get better until I went down that route. That is also what the pelvic partnership website recommends.

Stuckforthefourthtime Sun 19-Aug-18 06:40:27

Congratulations on your baby and sorry to hear about the pain. I've just finally got help for mine and sympathise with the lack of support, it's ridiculous.
If it helps stop your mind going around on the birth (which is normal to do anyway, but can be unhelpful), both the physio and obstetrician I've seen said that while giving birth in a non ideal position can make the pain worse, it shouldn't actually matter for the long term outlook - unfortunately that will have been decided by your own pelvis and musculature and not the stirrups. Physio and osteo can help.

liquidrevolution Sun 19-Aug-18 06:46:12

Mine also terrible after birth. 4 years on I get hip flex regularly which is connected to my c section I think as DSis also gets it.

Luckystar1 Sun 19-Aug-18 07:08:25

Yes, mine was awful after birth, for about 11 months. I had physio etc, but the biggest assistance was an ab rehab post natal class I did. It was excellent.

I got pregnant again when my oldest turned 12 months but thankfully I was prepped and had osteopathy for the entire pregnancy and that kept it very much at bay.

MaverickSnoopy Sun 19-Aug-18 07:53:45

Yes I have. In my area your very first physio session is a group session and the physio told us that some women do continue to have pgp after birth. She didn't say anymore on the matter and I didn't think to ask because I didn't know anything. So when I continued to have it after the birth of my first I just lived with it. It wasn't quite as bad but it wasn't great either and if I walked lots then I was written off for days.

When I fell pregnant with my second my pgp worsened by 8 weeks pregnant and I was on crutches at 12 weeks. The physio at the time said it was a consequence of it not having been dealt with properly the last time and that I absolutely could have had further physio to help my recovery. After the birth I had physio for another 12 months before I recovered.

I am currently pregnant with my 3rd and pgp started at 8 weeks again but absolutely no where near as bad as previously. Generally I'm fine on a day to day basis and it's only if I overdo it that it flares up - in which case I'm written off for 3-4 days completely immobile. Having 2 young children already means that I need to try and limit what I do so that I don't overdo it. I've got physio exercises because my core is awful and they seem to help but I can't manage them at all on the bad days.

Definitely get yourself to physio if it's still going on. The wait can take a while. In our area you're still in the system until about 3 months post partum so that you don't have to wait ages and therefore don't need a new referral. Have you just tried calling your physio dept?

Heismyopendoor Sun 19-Aug-18 07:55:55

My youngest is five, with my last two pregnancies I had it so bad I ended up on crutches and then wheelchairs.

Five years on and my pubic area is fine but I do still get a twinge in my right hip and find it uncomfortable at night sometimes. I’m carrying extra weight so don’t think that helps either lol

thethoughtfox Sun 19-Aug-18 09:15:25

Get referred to the physio. Turns out my hip joint was out of position after quite a physical labour. Then do to pilates. Lovely lady showed me one exercise which made it feel better immediately. I did it for a few weeks and all my issues were gone.

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