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Pelvic/groin pain?

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ConvincingLiar Wed 18-Jan-17 19:20:58

25 weeks pregnant. I've had back pain for weeks, but all of a sudden I developed pelvic pain today. It feels like I've been kicked in the knicker department. Sitting/standing/walking is all uncomfortable. Please tell me:
1. It's going to end v soon.
2. There's a simple fix.
3. Next week's lottery numbers.


TeaCakeLiterature Wed 18-Jan-17 19:26:42

Haha love number 3!

Sadly mine lasted all the way through once I got it and it got worse...warm baths helped every evening though.

Midwife said I could get referred to physio but it doesn't really tend to help.

Sorry! Good excuse for warm baths though!!

Purplebluebird Wed 18-Jan-17 19:28:02

Sounds like SPD to me, though can't be sure with these things. I had it and it just got worse and worse sad Keep a pillow between your thighs when sleeping/lying down, and avoid walking a lot on hard surfaces. My physio recommended massaging the inner thighs if they're sore, bounce gently on a gym ball, and walk on sand. Especially walking on sand I found to be great. If I walked for more than 10 minutes on a hard surface/road in one go, I was in agony for the rest of the day and night. Had to get up at night to take paracetamol.

JohnLapsleyParlabane Wed 18-Jan-17 19:28:12

Fanny daggers. One of my least favourite parts of pregnancy.

AuntiePenguin Wed 18-Jan-17 19:28:53

It's called pelvic girdle pain (or SPD) - there's an organisation called the pelvic partnership with a really useful website for advice and treatment options.

It's very common in pregnancy and usually (but not always) clears up after delivery. Unfortunately it's likely to get worse as your bump gets bigger.

Key advice is prenatal Pilates, seeing a physiotherapist/osteopath/chiropractor and trying pregnancy support belts.

Sorry not to give you more optimistic advice!

ConvincingLiar Wed 18-Jan-17 19:31:45

You buggers, I didn't want it to be spd! Thanks for the advice.

Laura05 Thu 19-Jan-17 09:08:14

✋ another sufferer here! Got to love feeling like you've been kicked between the legs by a steel capped boot! I've been seeing a physio since 14weeks and I can honestly say she helps. There's no miracle cure (hoping it goes away once baby is here!) but it helps me manage a bit easier.

Now if only I could get rid of DH, DD and DS so that I could actually rest in peace........

Wonderflonium Thu 19-Jan-17 11:29:56

I found antenatal yoga helped, as did lying around a lot on my side with a pillow between my knees.

whirliebird Thu 19-Jan-17 12:57:59

I'll second the yoga and pillow!

ConvincingLiar Thu 19-Jan-17 19:30:36

I've found local specialist Pilates with a physio but annoyingly both classes are at a time I can't do. She does 1:1 but it's £££. Will see how long this persists and what private medical insurance might cover. In the meantime, I'll try a pillow.

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