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Does this sound like SPD?

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stripeywoollenhat Sat 10-Sep-11 15:48:39

I'm 28 weeks today and am finding it difficult to cope with any extended walking; I mean that if, for example, I walk to dd's nursery and back (a mile each way) and then go and pick her up later, I am pretty much unable to move for the rest of the day (absolutely atrocious pain in pubic bone area) and pretty dicey the next day as well.

I'm not having difficulty with stairs or anything like that (except after long walks, when everything is difficult). also finding putting on socks and so on is getting difficult. I think I'm a little bigger than I was with my first pregnancy but not massively so, I know I weigh roughly the same.

If it is spd, is it likely to get worse? I'm seeing my midwife at the end of next week, but wondering if I should talk to somebody about physio sooner than that: really don't want to spend the next 12 weeks unable to move...

Grateful for any advice.

TooImmature2BDumbledore Sat 10-Sep-11 17:54:46

It does sound like SPD to me. My notes had the physio dept's phone number on them, and when I mentioned my pelvic pain to the MW, she said phone them straight away and make an appt. So if you have the number, I would phone.

Word of warning, though: I went for the appt after a couple of good painfree days, and the assessment the physio put me through had me in agonising pain later on that day. She had me lying down on my side and was lifting my legs and I was lifting with her even though she said not to. So just be careful!

stripeywoollenhat Mon 12-Sep-11 10:25:19

thanks for replying: i have been taking it easy and feel okay at the moment, am going to wait and talk about it on friday (unless it flares up again in the interim). hope your physio helped in the longer run smile

whackamole Mon 12-Sep-11 12:02:32

Yes it does. Take it easy, try not to walk anywhere.

I had it pretty badly in my first pregnancy (twins) and have it now at 34 weeks. I can't walk to work which is less than a mile so am spending a fortune on cabs, but TBH I would rather do that than have the unremitting pain afterwards. I find that sitting at work without moving also aggravates it a lot.

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