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post #21 of 27

I had an enormous amount of pain and trauma in my pelvis and tailbone and I'm seeing a chiropractor who specializes in prenatal chiro care and it has been completely magic. I don't know how I ever lived without this woman and she is working with me at a reduced price because I'm paying out of pocket.

post #22 of 27

This is so frustrating, I know - the dr. I was seeing with DD's pregnancy totally brushed it off.  My midwife, thankfully, knew about SPD and recommended I see a chiropractor and it really did help.  I'm also convinced that having everything in line made for easier pushing (25 easy minutes to get DD out!)

 

Before the chiro, there were days I could barely walk to the bathroom or lift my leg to put on a shoe.  Sitting in a hard chair was agony. It is definitely not normal.

 

This pregnancy it is definitely back but hasn't gotten as bad yet - probably because I am home with DD and able to take it easy/sit in comfortable places.  I am also trying to stand and walk straight, and sleep with a pillow between my knees.

 

Nothing worse than having to pee/check on a toddler 20 times a night and having it take you 5 minutes to roll over and hoist yourself out of bed each time.  Ugh, I feel like I'm 90 years old.  

post #23 of 27

CHiropractor. Weekly. It helps a lot. Also, sleep with a pillow between your knees/thighs?

post #24 of 27
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CHiropractor. Weekly. It helps a lot. Also, sleep with a pillow between your knees/thighs?


THIS! ^^ Get a body pillow, so that a regular pillow won't just slip off of the bed or get lost in the covers somewhere.
 

 

post #25 of 27

Yup, I love my Snoogle!  It's like sleeping with a third person, but so worth the hassle.  Yes, I have to wake up to adjust it and roll over, but I have to do that anyway (pain from psd). 

 

I love going to the chiro too, it helps a lot.
 

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THIS! ^^ Get a body pillow, so that a regular pillow won't just slip off of the bed or get lost in the covers somewhere.
 

 



 

post #26 of 27
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I started going to PT this week, and am hopeful it will help.  So far, though, I'm feeling worse!  I have done PT for sports injuries before, though, so I know it's typical for it to get worse before it gets better.  I've also taken some time off work and my midwife agreed to fill out my short term disability paperwork.  Hopefully the insurance company will approve the claim, given that I can't walk or sit or stand without pain, but I know it's not in their best interests to approve it, so we'll see.

post #27 of 27

Crossing my fingers PT works for ya! I know I went to the chiro for the first time in forever this past Monday, and Monday night the pain was SO bad! Then I was pain free Tuesday and half of Wednesday. So not too shabby. I got wind of a chiro that takes my insurance and may possibly be trained in doing pubic bone adjustments! She's 40 miles away, but DH and I decided that it would be worth the financial aspect of making that drive weekly for me to get some real relief. 

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