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If you slipped and sort of did the splits with SPD could you damage yourself or just hurt yourself?

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KnockOffNorbert Mon 18-Aug-08 15:43:40

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.


KnockOffNorbert Mon 18-Aug-08 15:44:37

argh, sorry about spelling, you get my drift

MiniMarmite Mon 18-Aug-08 15:48:13

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...

Hope you feel better soon.

Piffle Mon 18-Aug-08 15:51:26

you can actually hurt yourself you can fully separate the bone do get it checked!
I spent 15months in post natal agony by thinking it would not get any worse...
Please do go

Flier Mon 18-Aug-08 15:57:42

hmm, may be worth seeing a cranial ostepath, they are fantastic for spd pain

KnockOffNorbert Mon 18-Aug-08 16:00:05

Oh! Do I ring the MW about it? The only number I have is delivery suite @ hospital as a contact. Haven't been refered to a Physio yet as they only diagnosed it at 39 weeks.

KnockOffNorbert Mon 18-Aug-08 16:02:11

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?

Flier Mon 18-Aug-08 16:03:43

have you got any sort of birth plan and are you aware of the best positions for giving birth with spd pain?

toomanysweeties Mon 18-Aug-08 16:08:47

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 !!

Flier Mon 18-Aug-08 16:12:09

will look for some links in a mo and get my birth plan out for ds.

Flier Mon 18-Aug-08 16:23:29

here's a link with some positions

I gave birth up on my knees holding onto the bed-head. You should also measure the widest you can open your knees whilst lying on your back and you shoudl not open wider than this during your labour.

Flier Mon 18-Aug-08 16:23:58

i'm sure there must be loads more info on mumsnet on positions, but I think these are the main ones.

accessorizequeen Mon 18-Aug-08 16:33:05

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.

Will post later, off to collect my ds's!

KnockOffNorbert Mon 18-Aug-08 19:09:04

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

accessorizequeen Mon 18-Aug-08 20:12:14

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!

Slickbird Mon 18-Aug-08 20:47:38

Oooooof! That's gotta hurt!!! No advice, but sending sympathies! shock

thehairybabysmum Mon 18-Aug-08 21:15:21

Sorry to hear about your fall, it really shakes you up doesnt it.

If it makes you feel better i did exactly the same when pregnant with DS2 (I had SPD in both pregnancies), it was really sore for a few days and also it frightened me a bit too.

It did then settle down to normal SPD level pain. I have had no problems sice his birth and 10 months on i do tae kwondo and running with no problem.

Hope this makes you feel better. Also at least you are nearly due so not long to wait. Rest lots and speak to your midwife if still worried.

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