I'm 33 weeks pg. I slipped over last Thur (basically I skidded on a bit of paper on the floor and nearly did the splits) and since then I've had discomfort/pain in my pubic area, especially when I move after sitting still for a bit. The worst is changing position in bed. I would assume it was just a pulled muscle or torn ligament or something [completely ignorant of biology] except that it feels different - like downward pressure rather than something being strained. It hasn't got much better or worse since Thur, but I just wondered if anyone had any ideas about what it might be - mainly because I'm thinking, if it's a pulled muscle or something it will probably get better, if SPD it would most likely get worse!
I've had the same thing since last sunday - and it's just getting worse I asked on here, and was told it was probably spd, but am going to ask the midwife on wednesday just to be sure (and once I've got past the ludicrous swelling fingers and headaches bit which has just come on in the last 2 days - PE maybe?)
Thanks Arolf. Agree with Littlenameless - I would probably at least talk to a mw about the swelling and headaches asap if I were you.
This was from a random pregnancy site: 'Swollen fingers during pregnancy can be a sign of high blood pressure and as such, should be reported to your doctor. She will take your blood pressure reading and determine if the swelling is normal fluid retention or if there is reason to begin a course of action to reduce the pressure. If there are other symptoms such as blurred vision, puffy face or severe headaches, you must call your doctor immediately. Also tell her if the swelling is not relieved by rest, if it is more than slight, and if you have swelling in other parts of your body.'
headache has mainly gone - the thing is, I always get headaches when I'm tired, and haven't slept much recently, so thought it must be that. i'm looking out for any visual disturbances though, and DP is being very cautious and worried any time I mention any symptoms! I will see how I feel tomorrow, as, like I say, it's too late to talk to GP or MW this evening.
OP, does sound very much like SPD but probably exacerbated by your fall. As I remember, for me SPD started a lot earlier than 33 weeks. Could you get referred to a physio to check it out? Thankfully you don't have too long to go now. If it is SPD it often clears up as soon as you deliver.
Rene, that makes sense.... so not an either/or situation then.... I'm seeing the consultant on Thur (about hyperemesis) so if it's worse by then I'll ask about it. Most of the people I know who've had it also started much earlier, so hopefully it won't have time to get as bad as it did with them.