I'm so sorry you're dealing with that! I know how much it hurts - I had a pretty bad case in my last pregnancy around 30 weeks, where I could hardly move for a week or two because of the pain. Luckily, for me, chiropractic helped heal it nearly all the way, so after those couple weeks I was much better off. This pregnancy, that has been one of my biggest worries - getting SPD again - so I decided to start going to the chiropractor pro-actively to see if I could avoid getting it again altogether. So far, so good. I've had little mild twinges for about 10 weeks at this point, but it's never gotten bad.
Anyway, when I've looked it up before, this website was the best resource I came across, for especially how it might impact labor.
The biggest concern would be to pick your birthing positions carefully, and avoid interventions. You'll find a good amount of information at this site. And if you're not doing any chiropractic already, I would encourage you to give it a try, if you're able!
SAHM to Melinda (Oct '03), Jacob (Aug '05), Alex (Apr '08), and Malcolm (Sept 29, '11)
Im glad you posted this, I have been having pretty bad SPD pain for the past month but have held off on talking to my doctor about it for fear that she might tell me it will lead to problems and a need for pain meds...Im high risk due to B/P but am hoping to go natural and so far that plan is still on track.
I find sitting on my birth ball/yoga ball helps A LOT!
I still have a lot of pain at night when rolling around in bed and the other day I swear my pubic bone actually moved of its own accord as I was rolling out of bed...not a fun sensation.
Yes Dragonfly! That happens to me when I roll from my right to left side in bed. I feel it moving and it feels so wrong!!!
Haha!! I joke that by the time I get into bed and into some sort of useable position there's no way DH could still be interested as I moan and creak like a 90 yr old woman!
Beth . wife to DH and Mama to DD1 (May 1-09) and DD2 (Nov 2-11)
I've been doing lots of walking, avoiding stairs or standing on one foot as much as possible, and when rolling over in bed I keep my knees together - otherwise I get that horrible shifting bones feeling as well, yuck! I also sleep with my snoogle around me and between my knees, as well as another pillow between my ankles, this helps avoid hip pain.
Last pregnancy I developed sharp pelvic pains around 7.5 months, and I expected it much earlier this time, but I'm 7 months now and it's only kicking in intermittently, particularly this week. I found a nearby chiro trained to work with pregnant women (with a diploma from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association), just need to make an appointment!
Amy, mom to E since April 2008 and C since October 2011, wife to P since September 2006.