This time, it held off until about 21 weeks or so and I just went to the Chrio last week and know it'll take a couple more visits to get more relief.
Karen happily married mother of 3 great children (19, 6, 4), finishing a Masters in Nutrition.
He said my pelvis was quite seriously misaligned and 'hammered' it back into place as well as having me do some muscular push thingies (where I had to bend my knees and push 'in' and he counter pressuered 'out') he also addressed my sciatica (which is apparently linked!)
couldnt recommend seeing a chiro. enough-MAGIC
But, rest and warm baths and my Chiro all seem to go a ways toward relieving the worst of it.
*HUGE hugs* - it'll be over eventually! Xxx
I hope you find some relief soon.
I'm me. In love with this guy. We're bringing up two girls: Big A (8) and Little A (3)
Chiro every two weeks and massage therapy every 4 weeks helps keep a lot of things better and helps with the SIJ but nothing helps the SPD...
I had the same with #3 and the only thing that helped was to give birth...
Mama to Xavier (July 02) , Colin (Sept 04), Khéna(Nov 06) & Wilhelmina (Jan 10)
Chiropractic care can help and lots of ice packs. Lots and lots of them. Rest. And then more rest.
I feel for you - I have had it with the past two pregnancies starting at about week 16. I am 18 weeks with this one and have just felt little twinges. I have been horribly sick for the past couple months and so I have not been nearly as active (not teaching aerobics or fitness classes) this time around and so I am not doing as much to aggravate it (i.e. any lunging or a lot of walking/movement).
What yoga poses/stretches help? My midwife recommended a maternity belt and calcium. I'm not wearing the belt as much as I should because it is annoying. I've also read that lots of kegels might help.
I would look into yoga, although there are some poses that can make it worse.
Good luck, I feel for you! :/
Sit down with your legs about 4 inces apart. Brace your arms against the outside of your thighs. Push out with your legs, hard, for a 30 second count while using your arms to keep your legs from actually separating.
Now put your arms inside your legs and push in with your thighs for a count of 30, again using your arms to keep your legs from actually closing.
I do this twice a day and it seems to really help - though perhaps it helps more to maintain than to fix, you know?
Good luck. This is also my thrid pregnancy, first SPD experience. It was so bad for a while every step felt stabby, I feel for you!
lots and lots of info and support there
HeatherB ~ mama to 3 wonderful boys: 03/02; 09/04; 09/07 - and Eliana, 11/13/10!
Founder of Houston Birth Alternatives: Be Informed, Encouraged, Supported birth support group and aspiring midwife.