My hips are starting to hurt...is it a forgone conclusion? I ended up on crutches with DC2 but I think a lot of that was not resting early enough and carrying on at work without thought to my hips. It all cleared up at around 36weeks. Should I brace myself for the same again?
I was in a wheelchair first time round (I blame a long commute and trying to be all middle class by doing pregnancy yoga) and much better a second time round. Knees together, one stair at a time, walk as little as you possibly can. Good luck!
I was signed off work at 30 weeks with dc1 as I couldn't walk and was in a lot of pain. This was an office based, sedentary post.By the time I was pg with dc2, my job had changed and I was on my feet all the time. I was able to work up to 36 weeks (labour at 37 weeks) with barely any pain.
I had acupuncture and reflexology with dc2 but unsure if this also helped prevent spd.
Get yourself some good physio/chiropractor/massage person even if you think it's expensive and protect yourself as much as you can. Do everything to minimise problems. I didn't and regret it. Good luck.
Started at 12 weeks with first pregnancy , 2nd pregnancy it kicked in at 8 weeks I would say pain was at a similar level but what I did notice is it taking way longer to go away this time I'm now 7 months after baby born and still sore.
I had it with my second baby, had to see a physiotherapist and was so painful at night. I didn't get it at all with my third baby. This is number 4 now and I have it, but it isn't that bad. I'm 22 weeks so I guess there's time.
I didn't have it at all in my first pregnancy. With my 2nd it started at about 35 weeks and I had to start maternity leave early. No crutches and I just about managed to get about still. My 3rd pregnancy it started at 29 weeks and I was off sick until I started maternity leave. I had a belt and crutches.
First pregnancy - SPD started at 19 weeks, went away at 34 weeks when I was on bed rest for pre eclampsia. Had regular physio, managed to keep working full time up till admission to hospital with a support belt. Second pregnancy - started at 8 weeks. Was given crutches at 30 weeks. Signed off part time work. No regular physio this time, in a different trust and they do things differently! Am having massage and acupuncture but the benefit is very short lived. I'm 35 weeks now and just want it over!
I didn't have it in my first or second pregnancies, but started with it at 26wks with this pregnancy! Im 22+ 1 now and it is getting worse, constant deep pelvic pain when standing up, walking, and omg nightime is awful, turning over in bed is agony im currently waiting for my physio appointment and Dr has prescribed co-codamol for pain. Wouldn't be suprised if i end up on crutches further down the line. Apart from that my pregnancy is going well and i am healthy, it's a shame SPD is putting a dampner on it!
I had it first time round from about 20wks, spent most of the last 3 months of the pregnancy sleeping on the sofa as it was just too painful in bed. Am currently 10wks with #2 and thought I was being paranoid this week that my hips were aching in that familiar way when I was trying to get comfy in bed. But after reading this I'm realising that it probably is the start of SPD this time round. I see a chiropractor once a month anyway and have spoken to her about treatment and she is determined to keep me away from the hopeless physio department at my hospital. Can't recommend chiropractor enough!!
I had it with my first pregnancy, didn't need crutches but every movement hurt and I pretty much spent the last two weeks unable to do anything without it hurting. Second pregnancy: I got twinges at about 18 weeks for about 10 days then it all went away and didn't come back. Was so relieved. So you can be lucky second time around.