I slipped earlier in the kitchen and my legs went different directions very quickly (!) and ever since then I have been in real agony, worse than normal. Sitting down seems to be the best ATM, but I can hardly walk (I wouldn't at all but DS needs his dinner) - not usual SPD hardly walk, I mean I have to do tiny little shuffles. Anyway, have I just aggrevated (sp?) it and it's just pain, or could I have done any damage? The MW said you couldn't really damamge yourself, just hurt yourself when I asked her about it before, but it's soooooo painful! Obviously don't want to be ringing up the hospital if it's "just" been agrrevated and will ease off again.
Sorry to hear about your fall. I fell down a few stairs last week and they asked me to go in just to get checked out. Sounds like it would be worth you doing the same especially if you're really in pain...
Meant to say I am seeing a consultant (normal pregnancy one) tomorrow prob. to be induced tomorrow. SO if I have just agrrevated my SPD and it usually goes after you give birth then it's only a day or so more in agony. Who would tell if it's damamged? Could the consultant tell, or is it not really a pregnancy issue?
If you have been told of any goog positions for giving birth with SPD pain, please share them ! No-one will take me onwhen I say I've got it, but I definitely have ! I'm 39 wks too, so not pushing it as keep thinking the end will come soon. If you ahve any tips to make the "end" less painful, please divulge them !!
Goodness, that sounds v.painful, you poor thing! I went to physio today at hospital, she saw me a week after I told consultant I prob. had spd - rushed me in as she knew I was 33 weeks and am expecting twins. Gave me loads of advice. If you're going into hospital tomorrow I would ask whether you can have a word with the physio, I found it v.reassuring & helpful.
Can post later with the positions she advised me to use but it's different for everyone, she looked at the range of movement I had & I also have an issue with my hips from previous birth. Apparently hospital also have a birthing chair which could be really good so you might be able to request if if being induced if they have one there (it's called a Hill Mon) as physio thought that the examinations might be just as much a problem as the labour & birth and I needed to be careful about positions. Advised taking in my own cushions too.
Thanks guys, I'll talk to the consultant tomorrow about it - it's eased slightly prob. because I have been resting it so fingers crossed it's not actually damaged. Thanks for all the info, I'll check out birth positions now
That sounds a good idea, KnockOff, I'd push for some help. Physio today said I'd do more damage to my hips if I didn't try and use good positions for exams & the birth itself. She suggested for exams making sure the bed was tilted up high, having lots and lots of cushions (which is why take your own) and ensuring you are comfortable before people 'dive in'. She particularly suggested sliding your hands under your bottom when being examined to support the pelvis. A birth ball seems to be a really good idea, they have them in all labour rooms now I think. I'm going to buy one tomorrow so I can watch tv etc comfortably!