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Ouch! Pubic Symphysis Laxity -- Sore Hips!

post #1 of 7
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Is anyone else out there sporting some uber-painful hips? 


I am an athletic woman who has recently been feeling pain when walking or sitting and experiencing restricted range of motion from my hips, particularly the adductors.  My midwife tells me that this is a normal reaction for a body with strong muscles that come in contact with pregnancy hormones.  The hormones relax and open the pelvic muscles but for a woman with tight and muscular hips, legs, and back, this can be a very painful thing. 


I've been having difficulty walking and even sitting.  Does anyone else have this kind of pain?  I am going to chiropractic and am in the habit of stretching daily as well as doing yoga.  I would sure like to be able to walk a bit!



post #2 of 7

I have SPD, I have to wear a support belt. It already makes the difference between feeling my pelvis pop with every step and being comfortable (I just bought a new one today, the one from my last pregnancy fit wrong after I lost 40 pounds postpartum!)


I highly suggest the support belt. Towards the end for me, wearing a support belt was the only way I could walk.


Both I have owned have been this style and both have worked wonders: http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=pregnancy+support+belt&hl=en&safe=off&rlz=1C1TSND_enUS418US418&prmd=imvns&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.,cf.osb&biw=1920&bih=971&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=4605372601132801583&sa=X&ei=34cQT6-fF4eDtgeXmuCmAg&ved=0CNMBEPMCMAk


I haven't bought that particular brand... it was just the first in the style I could find, I've owned two different brands. I want to say something like "mother-to-be" and then whatever babies r us sells

post #3 of 7

SPD here too. Here is a good article on it http://www.plus-size-pregnancy.org/pubicpain.htm.



post #4 of 7

I am having this, too. Plus sciatica. Chiro has not helped so I am moving on to acupressure on Monday. I'm thinking a support belt might help, as well. I'm so annoyed over all the symptoms no one mentions so I'm not expecting them! I was prepared for morning sickness and exhaustion, but not all the other things. It will be worth it, though.

post #5 of 7

I had SPD last time and am hoping that I somehow skip it this time? haha. Not likely. I was doing a lot of yoga and stretching and it actually made mine worse because I was doing a lot of exercises with my legs spread which is a major problem with SPD. I want to do yoga and aquanatal again but am so scared of overdoing it. Good luck- it is SO painful :(

post #6 of 7

I've had SPD in a couple of my pregnancies and it's already pretty bad this time. Darn. It pops and clicks and hurts real bad. I don't have my support belt anymore so I need to look out a new one. it does help a bit. 

post #7 of 7

I've had pretty bad SPD with both pgs, but not until a lot further along. I bought a support belt, but I'm hoping I might not need it this time.

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