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25 weeks and I've put on one and half stone.

(7 Posts)
Pandora2016 Thu 30-Jun-16 08:21:22

This is not good.

I have SPD and the NHS won't help (a half hour chat on the phone is all you get here) and just getting out of bed hurts so exercise is out. I used to cycle everywhere, swim, go walking... Now I struggle to walk down the street and get on the bus.

Is there anything I do about this? I'm always bloody hungry though.

Utterly, utterly miserable.

positivity123 Thu 30-Jun-16 11:17:10

No advice but sending you flowers as that sounds awful. All I can suggest is eating more protein to make you feel fuller so you don't feel hungry all the time. Best of luck

FourForYouGlenCoco Thu 30-Jun-16 13:27:37

You poor thing, SPD is vicious. If it helps, I had it terribly at about the same stage but now at 35+6 it's actually better than it was! I got a V-shaped pillow from IKEA which goes between my knees and under my bump at night and it really helped.
Re the weight gain, please don't worry! 2-3 stone is normal if you were a healthy weight to start - and the less you weighed prepregnancy, the more you'll likely put on. With my daughter I'd gained 5lbs by 20 weeks and put on 2 stone overall - this time round I'd put on over a stone at 20 weeks! I was convinced I'd end up massive, but actually I just gained it completely differently - the weight gain slowed right down after that and I've put on about 22lbs with 4 weeks to go - so right on track and following the guidelines.
Just do your best, eat healthy more often than not and limit the junk - it's all you can do. Everyone is different - some people put on 10lbs and struggle to lose it, some people put on 4 stone and it falls off after the birth. You can only do your best, no point spending the next 4 months worrying about it. flowers brew and a dose of cake and chocolate

CarrotVan Thu 30-Jun-16 13:40:10

Some PGP/ SPD resources:

NHS Liverpool leaflet with stretches

Really good yoga routine

Pelvic partnership

Plus there are private physios who treat PGP/SPD you can find them here along with some guidance booklets for patients

SPD is horrible. I put on 2.5 stone with DS1 (he was 9lb when born) because I struggled so much but the physios did keep me together and in work. It did ease off in the last couple of weeks

Very basic advice:

-Sleep with a pillow between your legs
-When changing position do so with your knees together whether it's rolling over or getting out of the car.
-Sit down to put on socks and trousers etc so you don't stand on one leg.
-Avoid pushing heavy supermarket trolleys or hoovering - basically anything with resistance and twisting
-Don't carry anything unbalanced so if you use a shoulder bag wear it cross body or change to a back pack
-If you don't have one already use a gym ball to sit on at home (and at work if desk based) for some of the time.

Pandora2016 Thu 30-Jun-16 15:16:00

Thanks Carrot, that's useful stuff.

Can I ask, did you pay privately for physio?

Scarydinosaurs Thu 30-Jun-16 15:19:19

I paid privately for a physio, only needed three sessions and it was amazing.

I also put on three stone over both my pregnancies (from 8 stone to 11 stone) both times I lost my baby weight without too much effort. Try to not worry, I wasted lots of time fretting over my weight gain and it was unnecessary.


CarrotVan Thu 30-Jun-16 15:46:04

Mine was on the NHS. Our trust has a self referral service for pregnant women to be seen by specialist women's health physios. I do know of two private physios locally who also do PGP work.

It may not be your thing but if you can find an acupuncturist who'll treat pregnant women then I found that to be the best pain relief

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