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Normal groin area soreness (3rd child)??

post #1 of 7
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My groin area, surrounding muscles and muscles right on there are just so SORE! I am 38 wks and just assumed it was that b/c it's my 3rd kid my muscles just are looser sooner, but MAN, it's hard to squat down and get up...if I sit too long (really 5 min. or longer) in one spot and get up, I have to do it slowly. Normal? Anyone else experiencing this?
post #2 of 7
I'm about 23 weeks now (also with #3) and have been having the same kind of pain since about 20 weeks. It sure makes it hard to get around, and other people don't understand why I'm already waddling and having a hard time getting in and out of the car since I'm not very big yet and not even in my last trimester! Oh well, hopefully that means everything will be nice and relaxed for birth. LOL
post #3 of 7
If you have stabbing pains (along with some achiness) in the groin, it may be Symphisis Pubic Disfunction. I think it is somewhat common, and I have had it with my two previous pregnancies and now this one but at an earlier date. A chiropracter who knows his stuff has been a huge help to me! I had terrible pains with it when turning over in bed, trying to put on socks or pants, or when pushing something with one foot. Then I would be left with soreness after the offending movement was over.

After a specific adjustment for that area, the pain has been virtually gone. I also am careful to keep my knees together when turning or twisting, and that seems to help too.
Not sure if this is what you're experiencing, but if so, find an experienced chiro. It did wonders for my pain!
post #4 of 7
Yes, I am 31 weeks with baby #4 and it seems like with each pregnancy it has gotten worse. I think I may try and see the chiro soon. Just afraid an adjustment in that area will hurt.
post #5 of 7
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If you have stabbing pains (along with some achiness) in the groin, it may be Symphisis Pubic Disfunction. I think it is somewhat common, and I have had it with my two previous pregnancies and now this one but at an earlier date. A chiropracter who knows his stuff has been a huge help to me! I had terrible pains with it when turning over in bed, trying to put on socks or pants, or when pushing something with one foot. Then I would be left with soreness after the offending movement was over.

After a specific adjustment for that area, the pain has been virtually gone. I also am careful to keep my knees together when turning or twisting, and that seems to help too.
Not sure if this is what you're experiencing, but if so, find an experienced chiro. It did wonders for my pain!
post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by Bethla View Post
Yes, I am 31 weeks with baby #4 and it seems like with each pregnancy it has gotten worse..
Me too, except I'm 27 weeks. It's awful.
post #7 of 7
If you don't want a chiropractic visit (which I think really helps since they make sure you are in correct alignment and everything in our bodies work together), you could try something at home--with some help.

The basic adjustment goes like this: I lay on my back with knees up (bent at 45 degree angle). Partner tries to gently pull knees apart while I attempt to keep them together. Do 5 times. Then do the opposite: I push knees apart 5 times while partner puts pressure to hold them together. It doesn't hurt at all, other than I feel a little weakness in my muscles down there!
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