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20 weeks - already uncomfortable walking - is this normal?

(10 Posts)
Imaginosity Sat 14-May-16 17:25:21

I'll be 20 weeks in a few days. I've been extremely unactive in this pregnancy due to illness and anemia.

When I walk about or try to stand on one leg to put my trousers on in aware of mild aches around my pelvis - I can't really describe it. I feel like this is how I should be when I'm about 35 weeks pregnant - not 20 weeks. I'm wondering have I damaged myself by being so inactive or is this normal.

Mummyme87 Sat 14-May-16 17:58:44

Sounds like the start of SPD. Speak to your midwife about a physio referral. Normal in pregnancy. Paracetamol if needed. Avoid over extending or abducting your hips

Alasalas2 Sun 15-May-16 01:06:24

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malvinandhobbes Sun 15-May-16 07:58:09

I had a couple of really awkward days around 20 weeks and then it went away. I still get it a bit (29 weeks) if I have been on my feet for a long time and then sit.

SummerHouse Sun 15-May-16 08:01:55

I had SPD. It can be terrible but it can also be very mild. It stops the moment you have your baby.

Afreshstartplease Sun 15-May-16 08:08:04

Agree sounds like spd/pgp

I am 17 weeks and I've had it for months already

It is grim

Physio, paracetamol, support belt. Gp can prescribe codine if paracetamol isn't cutting it

Afreshstartplease Sun 15-May-16 08:08:30

Also, it doesn't always end as soon as baby is born ...

ShootingStar75 Sun 15-May-16 08:15:18

I agree it sounds like pgp/spd, see your doctor for a referal to Physio.

Hate to be the one to say but it doesn't always end after pregnancy either (although in a lot of cases it does-it's not said to panic you just I was told it would go after pregnancy and it took me a long time to accept it didn't, nearly 6 years later I still struggle massively with it).

Luckystar1 Sun 15-May-16 08:17:05

Sounds like SPD (as already said!) I got it from 13 (!!) weeks with DC1, I have had oestopathy from early on this pregnant (touch wood) I'm at 29 weeks with only slight twinges.

I would hasten to add it doesn't always go away post birth, I had it for 11 months after DC1... Lucky me!

Afreshstartplease Sun 15-May-16 08:17:05

Do not let them push/hold your leg back during the birth or you could end up with a forever bad leg like me

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