SPD Support and Info
Oh, here I am! I know there are a few others on here too, who deal with this. My SPD only developed around 28/29 weeks with my first, and it was in full, raging, sobbing in public force by 20 weeks with my second. I am already twingey with this one, at not quite 8 weeks. Honestly, the SPD was my primary (only?!) hesitation in getting pregnant this time around. It is supposed to be more severe and with an earlier onset with each pregnancy. Ugh. I saw a chiro through both of my pregnancies, though the Webster guy was only in the second. I didn't find it really helped with the SPD. I'm sure making sure things are aligned properly is helpful, but the problem is inflammation of the joint, which isn't something anyone can really do anything about. My chiros were both quick to say that chiropractic care can sometimes help SPD *indirectly*, but that there's nothing they can really do about the root cause.
This time, I plan to use a support belt. I had a strange block about it in the past - worried that it would somehow affect the baby getting into proper position, or restrict them or something, but I think I'm over that this time around!
I need to find out about glucosamine in pregnancy too. Does anyone know? I have no data to back it up, but it seems like something that might be worth a try. I'm trying to go heavier on the bone broth too.
Also, halleluia, we have a bed for this pregnancy. I know getting from horizontal to sitting will still be painful, but sitting to standing will be blissful! Oh, the agony getting out of bed last time.
It sucks that there are other people out there dealing with this, but it's also nice to know that there are people out there who are walking in solidarity.
I did have chiropractic care with a couple providers. One did a Webster technique, but wasn't certified. I also did physical therapy, SI belt, belly support belt, and swimming although with home treatments. The nearest chiropractor that is certified for Webster is an hour and a half away. I plan to make an appointment after the holidays. The pain was so horrendous last pregnancy. I just pray it isn't that bad again. I found an interesting website yesterday, I should look for it again. I swear if men suffered SPD there would have been a magic cure hundreds of years ago.