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Does SPD ever truly go away? (slight tmi)

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One year on from having my baby, my hips ache when I go walking, dancing, when I have sex (and it rules out many positions that I just can't manage now) I can be in quite a bit of discomfort the next day from any of the above. My pelvis still clunks when I turn over etc too.

Of course it's 100 times better than when I had it in pregnancy as I could barely walk at the end and the pain was pretty bad, so I can't complain. But will this ever fully go away? Any experiences?

mishymoo Thu 28-Aug-08 11:04:39

My pelvis was mis-aligned after delivery and I couldn't walk for weeks after. My HV referred me to physio. I had six weeks worth and it really helped. Have you had any physio?

Sawyer64 Thu 28-Aug-08 11:09:07

I still get painful hips etc.My DD2 is nearly 2 yrs old.It did improve alot when I lost some weight,and obviously gets worse when I put on.

IME it does gradually "go away",as your muscles tighten etc.But even though a year sounds like a long time,after having a baby,and BF etc. it isn't really a year that you are "free" from the affects of pregnancy,ie. hormone levels etc.

hopefully things will improve over the next 6 months,or ask to see a Physio,who may be able to help.

ajm200 Thu 28-Aug-08 11:10:33

My DS was born in Nov 06. Had 6 months of physio to get me standing properly and walking without crutches but the pain didn't go until Dec 07 when I'd increased my activity levels significantly despite the pain and lost 30lbs of baby blubber.

Stupidly, I got pregnant in Jan so didn't take much time to enjoy my new pain free status. This time made it to 31 weeks with niggling pain and its just set in properly.

Ask to go back for more physio or to see a specialist as it shouldn't still be affecting your quality of life. Maybe there is something else going on that they can diagnose and fix.

Our tempur mattress really helps too. I was told that the SPD would return in the first trimester this time and I think the only reason it hasn't is the memory foam mattress.

ajm200 Thu 28-Aug-08 11:12:45

Sawyer64 makes a good point. I was told to stop BF if I wanted the pain to go away as the pregnancy hormones don't settle down until baby has been weaned a few months..

my spd set in at 11wks pg, first baby. Never had any physiotherapy. Stopped bf at 4 months, so 8m ago. I think my weight must be aggravating it then. I would love a memory foam mattress but they probably cost a months rent!

domesticslattern Thu 28-Aug-08 11:29:42

God it's awful isn't it. Losing weight has helped me, and I can't carry DD in the sling much. sad I also wear trainers a lot- really supportive shoes seem to help with the alingnment of everything. Eight months in and I feel 100 times better but still not "back to normal".

Are you doing your pilates?

domesticslattern Thu 28-Aug-08 11:31:36

James, a cheapy way of making your bed more comfy is to stick a thick beach towel/ blankets under the sheet. Princess and the Pea style. Sounds a bit Heath Robinson but worked for me when pg.

ajm200 Thu 28-Aug-08 11:33:05

James Get yourself referred to physio ASAP. It may be that your posture is wrong after being pregnant. It can through out our sense of upright so that you may be walking or standing in a way that makes it worse.

Sawyer64 Thu 28-Aug-08 11:34:21

Also if the Tempur mattress is too expensive they also make Memory foam Toppers,to go on top of the mattress you already have,which is much cheaper.

mattress topper eh? interesting!

I might look into physiotherapy but I'm very overweight so I think that's probably what's prolonging it.

Pilates? eh?? I don't even know what it is exactly, is it like yoga? Not sure I could get myself in yoga positions.

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