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How long after having your baby did SPD go away?

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MultipleSoManyPapercuts Fri 16-Sep-11 10:07:42

I had my second DS on Monday, and was naively assuming I would be skipping around freely by now, having spent the last couple of months on crutches.

Apparently not, if anything it's more painful, really struggling to get down on the floor to play with DS1. Think I might have done somethin whilst I was pushing, and now I'm worrying that it's not going to go back to normal.

Please someone tell me to give my body a chance, and that it is normal to still be aching!

allhailtheaubergine Fri 16-Sep-11 10:09:28

I don't know what's normal, but I recovered immediately. Speak to your hv or gp.

GlaikitFizzog Fri 16-Sep-11 10:10:34

About a week for a big improvment, I had very swolen knees and ankles for about 4 weeks after so it could have been that instead of the SPD. I still have some discomfort if I do too much. Long walk or do the garden. DS is 20 weeks

Give it time, but do get some painkillers from your GP, don;t suffer in silence.

SamWidgiz Fri 16-Sep-11 10:13:57

Definitely give yourself a chance to recover - even if your SPD had gone, you'd not be able to walk quite normally just yet.

I'm into my long distance walking. When DD was 3 weeks I went for my first hour-long walk. I really didn't feel right down below (not SPD, just a heavy weighty feeling where things weren't quite back in place yet).

People are different, but I felt "normal" after 6 weeks.

notcitrus Fri 16-Sep-11 10:52:43

While the joint pain went after about 10 days, some days later I was still in pain in the general area so went back to obstetric physio.
After prodding a bit they pointed out that I'd not used any of my buttock or thigh muscles for about 5 months so they were feeling exhausted and I needed to build them up again slowly, that was all!
So I was told to walk 30 min a day at least 5 days a week (which is a good idea with a baby anyway) - and by 3 months was fitter than I'd been for ages.

Getting up and down to the floor probably took a couple months to become easy.

becks130 Fri 16-Sep-11 11:05:47

I had it with my first baby and it was so bad that by 24 weeks I was signed off of work and was on crutches, by 34ish weeks I was completely bed bound sad But the good news was that I was able to walk as soon as I gave birth, and I mean within 10 mins I was up walking to the shower! I would say it was a couple of weeks until I was back to 'normal' though.

Good Luck.

MultipleSoManyPapercuts Fri 16-Sep-11 13:57:36

Thanks for the answers.

Hopefully will go back to normal relatively soon, I can cope with it taking a while as long as I know it's not permanent! Sure DS1 will keep me active, an have wrap for DS2 so will try and make sure we go on daily walks


whackamole Fri 16-Sep-11 16:11:35

Almost immediately, but mine was mild.

I think you are trying to do too much. Have DS1 come up to the sofa to you for a couple of weeks rather than you going down to him.

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