sorry, but your symptoms sound identical to mine and I have pgp (new all encompassing name for spd) . I am 23w and finally saw the physio this week.
If you cannot account for any strains or sprains, and the pain is not resolving, then get in touch with your mw and get yourself referred to the physio. They will give you advice re minimising strain on pelvis/back, sexy pelvic support belts, acupuncture (for pain management) and exercises to help maintain flexibility and improve core muscle strength.
FWIW, it is supposed to resolve within 12 weeks of delivery. Not much comfort when you are hobbling around like Mrs Overall feeling like your undercarriage is going to fall out!
I have a pain in my leg (different from SPD - I know as I have that too!).
I went to see my DR yesterday, and he said what he was looking for was blood clots, which could be dangerous. Turns out I've just sprained a muscle, but he did stress it would be important to come back if I got pain in my thighs.
I don't mean to scare you, I expect it's nothing so serious, but if I was you I really would get it checked out with your DR asap, just in case, rather than waiting for your midwife appointment. It's what they're there for!
Sounds like SPD to me. I got similar symptoms at 20 weeks which went away shortly afer DD1 was born. There isn't a lot you can do about it unfortunately but I found seeing a physiotherapist helped as they can give you useful advice for getting into bed and into cars without it hurting. I also had some acupuncture which helped.
"SPD or symphysis pubis dysfunction can occur from the first trimester onwards and is caused by a loosening of the pubic symphysis, a joint at the front of the pelvis, during pregnancy. Symptoms include tenderness, pain and a feeling of pressure in the pubic area, severe discomfort lifting or parting your legs, shooting pains in your lower body, a clicking feeling in your pelvis as you move (possibly feeling like your hip is moving around in the joint) and sometimes backache too."
GYo, for what it's worth, the pains you've described don't sound at all like the symptoms of clots - I've had several, so I know. They can be symptomless but it's much more likely you would have pain/hot feeling/swelling in your calf or in your chest, not your lower back or your thighs. Sounds a lot more like PGP, which I think I also have - I did post a thread about it but hardly anyone replied. Lately messages about it have got more responses. (Don't mean to sound ungrateful; thanks to weecarol in particular who did try to help.)
I had SPD in both pregnancies and only had a tubigrip support first time - rubbish - but got a good support belt from the physio referral second time which made a HUGE difference. Did take a while to get the appointment (= group of us sitting around saying 'it hurts when I do this'for an hour ) so ask now!
Umm- I have pain when I try to turn over, or put socks on... is this spd? BUT it is around my cocyx, not at the front at all. I am 28 weeks now. tbh it hurts less when I sit with my legs apart (yeah- classy ladylike poses in this house!) What happens if you don't have physio? [slightly scared emoticon] It isn't debilitating, and I though SPD was (I know people on crutches etc- don't want you to think mine is anything like that!)
"Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) is complication of pregnancy which occurs in about 1 in 35 pregnancies. It occurs in late pregnancy, during labour or after delivery.
The symptoms are mild to extreme pain in the pubic area, back, hips and thighs. It is caused by the hormone Relaxin. Relaxin's job is to open up the joint at the front of the pelvis enough to allow your baby to be born, however in some cases it allows it to open up too far and the result can be extremely painful."