Hi, I'm looking for some advice, I have a midwife appt on Monday and will talk things through with her but really don't want to be fobbed off. I'm 28 weeks and for the last week I have been getting increasing pains in the front of my groin area these pains happen when I walk after periods of sitting down/ driving. They are agony and yesterday I had to leave work early as I struggled to walk and the pains triggered cramps on my bump I was so sore.
If I lie down for most of the day I don't get them but obviously I can't just do that for the next 12-14 weeks (especially with a 4 year old and work).
Does this sound like SPD or something else? Any tips to get this taken seriously by the midwife? I seem to get fobbed off a bit and am worried I will be told it is stretching. I know it isn't, I had the usual aches and pains with my first, but nothing like this, it feels debilitating at times! Thank you for reading
It sounds like SPD. I always assumed it was just hips but I have it and my hips are fine, it's just my pubic bone is incredibly painful. Worse if I have a full bladder too due to increased pressure. Ask for a physio referral. And where possible, keep your legs together. Good luck
Thank you. I will push for a referral definitely. The only thing that makes me doubt that it's SPD is that I can open my legs without pain when I am led down, which seems to contradict what I've read online.
Sounds like spd. Currently in my 3rd spd pregnancy! I have never had the conventional pain on open legs but I'm in agony if I want too far or sit or stand for too long.
Have a look at the pelvic partnership website lots of helpful tips and info. You can get an nhs Physio referral but I have never found them useful. I have found osteopath, Accupucture or chiro who specialise in women to be more helpful to me.
I will definitely look at that website, thank you. If you don't mind me asking how much do you need to do with the osteopath etc and is it very expensive? I am just panicking a bit about how I will cope at work if it is anything like yesterday's pain. I don't want to have to start Mat leave any earlier but another 8 weeks is a bit daunting.
I never appreciated how painful it was, poor you having to endure it in 3 pregnancies!
It does sound like SPD (basically like someone's kicked you right in the fanny!) Physio can be good but can take a while - best thing that worked for me was a thick Velcro strap to go round my hips - it Knox of held me together and helped a lot. I'd order one online now and get it on as soon as possible
I saw the osteopath monthly in pregnancy 2 which seemed to keep the pain at bay. This time I have see the chiropractor 4 times in couple of weeks and the pain is manageable.
The biggest tip is to avoid things which hurt! I drive everywhere no matter how short the distance and have had to get friend to help with the school run. I do about 1500 steps a day which is my daily limit!
Sounds like spd to me! Do you get clicking a lot when you move or flip from side to side in bed?
I found the best exercise was to lie on my back with knees up and push knees together as hard as possible, this would kind of click things back together temporarily (as advised by an osteopath I should add!)
Thanks for the replies all. Great advice to take on board. Resting with my feet up makes the pain go away, I just can't do that at work unfortunately.
lullaby I don't get any clicking and I am fine when in bed, or have had my feet up resting, which is making me doubt that it is SPD. I can't seem to see anything else it could be online though I just know it's not normal growing pains, I can barely walk by the end of a day sitting at my desk at work.