Originally Posted by OllieMama
I haven't been around the ddc since the early early part of my pregnancy, but I actually was checking in today to see if anyone else was experiencing this. I could have written your post. My whole pelvis just feels wrecked all the time... I'm 16 weeks and my hips/place where legs and pelvis meet are sore ALL the time, and the pain in my pubic bone stops me short sometimes. It feels like it needs to pop (and mercifully, sometimes it does, though it's getting harder to make it happen). All this going on in my pelvis makes me extremely stiff also. Like if I sit down for 10 minutes after being on my feet a while, I can hardly move when I first get up again.
Like you, it started really early this time. With my first pregnancy I experienced this but it started more toward the middle/end of the 2nd trimester. It started around 10-11 weeks for me this time. I had been walking on the treadmill almost daily, but it got to the point where it was really exacerbating my discomfort, so I haven't been going for the past 2 weeks or so. I was thinking I'd try the stationary bike and see if that's any easier on me. I tried to bring it up at my last ob appt, but I don't think I made myself clear when describing what I was feeling. She said "are you stretching? That's really important." like that was going to do anything for me at all. Anyway, I hadn't heard of SPD, but it sounds just like what I'm dealing with. I've got an appointment next week and I'll bring it up, and maybe get a chiro referral. I'd love to hear if anything helps you.
STRETCHING?! I mean come on are you serious? That's like "hey doc, I got run over by a truck yesterday, what should I do?" "Oh, just go ahead and do some stretches every morning."
Anyways lol- I'm sorry you are going through this, I wouldn't wish it on anyone :(
I am doing water aerobics now (I have a membership at the Y) because I can't manage the elliptical now either, much less the treadmill! Being in the water is literally the only time I'm NOT in pain so I'm really enjoying it.
Other than that the only thing that helps is wearing one of those pregnancy support belts, the kind you can get at Motherhood. But for it to work I have to wear it ALL the time, except when I'm in bed. So that can be a little annoying too because hello- what pregnant woman doesn't have to pee every 5 minutes! Plus to get it tight enough sometimes it bothers my belly. But overall anything that helps is worth it so I'm trying to wear it more.