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?
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.
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.
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!
God it's awful isn't it. Losing weight has helped me, and I can't carry DD in the sling much. 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".
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.