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Any advice re: aching pelvis / painful buttocks

(8 Posts)
echops Fri 25-Sep-09 09:40:01

Hello - I'm 18 weeks and for the last 3 weeks have been suffering with pelvic pain (front & fack), back ache and painful buttocks. I've booked to see an Osteopath but I wondered if anybody had any self help ideas?

KnickersandVests Fri 25-Sep-09 09:48:35


I don't have any personal experience of this but my best friend suffered when she was pregnant and another friend also had it with both her pregnancies, it sounds like SPD- symphysis pubis disorder.

You've done the right thing booking in with the osteo, he may be able to help.

I think you're going to have to just be very gentle with yourself until you give birth. Talk with your midwife about the positions suitable for labour too and rest lots, no doing the splits!

corblimeymadam Fri 25-Sep-09 09:50:50

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maybebaby23 Fri 25-Sep-09 10:21:15

Ohh i have this too, im 26 weeks and it feels like my pelvis is falling apart!! I had a busy day ironing and cleaning my windows yesterday, paid for it all night long!! Couldn't turn over in bed without bad pain just send DF out to do the shopping as i can hardly walk without pain

Thanks belgianbun i will give that rotating hips in figure of 8 thing a go.

It's not nice is it Rest up and take it easy now. I am going to!

echops Fri 25-Sep-09 10:33:11

Thanks for the tip belgianbun - am off to do my figure of 8 now!

WaterGreen Fri 25-Sep-09 15:54:21

Definitely sounds like SPD (known as PGP - pelvic girdle pain - now). Have a look here

I had it in first pg and again with current one - see if you can be referred to an obstetric physio asap.

Best self-help tip I have is to sleep on top of a folded duvet: cushions your pelvis and makes it a bit easier to roll over. Also a pillow between your knees.

cpanda Fri 25-Sep-09 16:01:53

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echops Sat 26-Sep-09 10:59:19

Thanks cpanda - husband is blowing up my exercise ball as I type!

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