Coping with SPD Pain
Friday, 22 April 2016 | Admin
Coping with SPD pain
I write this and can only talk for myself.
SPD is a condition that affects different women in different ways. Sometimes pelvis pain (like me), sometimes problems with hips and even sometimes women can get both.
All pregnant ladies are full of hormones and one of them relaxing the muscles around the pelvis in order for babies to get out ultimately and for some ladies these can cause issues.
In my 1st pregnancy I had no problems like this so I believed it wouldn’t be issues this time. This time for me at about 21 weeks I started to get pain through the front of my pelvis which got bad quickly and as I put on weight my lower back started to hurt at around 30 weeks.
I told my midwife at 22 weeks and got referred to a physiotherapist whom I saw 3 weeks later. She diagnosed me with the problem with my lower spine which would not have been detected should I have not have been pregnant. Anyway I have been told that once the baby is born it could take a few weeks to get back to normal but in the meantime I just have to cope with it.
I was given some exercises to straighten my spine align my pelvis which has helped me. But it didn’t stop all the pain. But below are some more tips from elsewhere have helped me.
SPD is the only issue I’ve had and it has in no way affected the rest of my pregnancy everything else has been good and the baby is well and I’m classed as a low risk pregnancy still which was a big relief for me.