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PGP is worse since having the baby - anyone else?

(5 Posts)
LifeBeginsNow Sat 02-Jul-16 18:25:15

I'm happy to announce I gave birth to my beautiful baby boy this week and everything during the natural delivery went fine.

I slept in bed the whole night in pretty much one position and didn't feel any pain. The next day I had a little niggle but nothing major.

Since then, I've gone massively downhill and the pain is far worse than during pregnancy (and that was pretty bad). I cry in pain, pop pills every 4 hours and basically resign myself to not being able to do much.

I've booked in with a chiropractor (I was seeing one during pregnancy but the last visit was around week 37 and the baby was born week 41) and I'm hoping he can do some good. Seeing as during pregnancy the manipulation is very restricted, do you think post birth the chiropractor will be able to do more and get me fixed quicker? I'm impatient as I just want to be able to care for my son properly. The midwife asked today about my mood and I can honestly say, if it wasn't for this continual pain I would be happy. Even the sleepless nights are bearable!

LifeBeginsNow Sun 03-Jul-16 02:58:53


Bumpylady Mon 11-Jul-16 20:15:16

I'm in the same position op, much much worse after pregnancy and I don't know why. I would be happy too were it not for the pain. No advice I'm afraid, just to let you know you are not alone xx

Luckystar1 Mon 11-Jul-16 20:22:14

I had this, for at least 11 months post partum (sorry!) it didn't get better until I significantly reduced breast feeds.

I also found pushing a pushchair made it worse (annoyingly!), particularly as I have a heavy pram.

I went to a physio and saw an improvement briefly but it's down to hormones so there was nothing likely to work until I cut back on feeding.

I git pregnant again just after DS' 1st birthday (I'm 37 weeks now) and saw an oestopath for the first 24 weeks or so and its only now that the pgp is kicking in which is good going as it started at 13 weeks (!!) with DS.

Look after yourself and do what you can to limit anything which may exacerbate the issue (crossing legs etc)

I'm sorry I can't be more cheerful but it did go away more or less!!

Fomalhaut Sun 07-Aug-16 21:31:33

I'm in the same boat. Ten months after giving birth and the pain has spread from my hips and back to most of my joints. It's agonising.

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