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Hi ALL! Know this is kinda old- but just wanted to tell about me.
I have overseperated pelvic joints. ALL 6 of them. I have mine, after extensive research, and it's due to my over producing the hormone relaxin. I get my "sepreation" at the start of pregnancy- as I get bigger and more hormone filled the worse it gets. I also get this the whole time I'm pregnant, every time I'm pregnant, and until about a year after. Yes, a YEAR- that's how long your body produces relaxin. Otherwise all your joints would SLAM back together after childbirth. Not nice.
I have tried everything- physical therapy, water therapy, CST, chiropractic, ostieopathic, yoga, stretching, belts, wraps- nothing really helps. I get to the point that I cannot walk- have to have a wheel chair and need daily (or twice daily) pain medications injections. I also spend the whole pregnancy on pain pills- other wise I would be in so much pain I would die. It's seriously that bad.
If you have this condition, and your doctor is blowing you off- FIND A NEW DOCTOR. The old wisdom and education was that this is all in a womans head, and that we are being whiney. Please stand your ground- and tell your doctors/midwives what ever you have that there ARE safe medications to take while pregnant and nursing. They might not like it- but they have to treat your pain. Also, remember that when you are in SEVER pain that the chemicals in your brain - adrennalin (sp) and cortisol are NOT good for the baby in high doses! The more pain you are in the higher your blood pressure can be, and honestly the faster pre term labor can come. Don't put up with "there is nothing we can do" line.
While I have this condition- I have 4 children. Yes, it is horrible. It sucks and I hate it. Yes, it's painfull- but as bad as it hurts, my babies are SO worth it. I welcome ANYONE with this to pm me! If you have this, you are not alone! Also, there is a huge group of Midwives in London that are studying this situation- they found that too many mom's were in pain, and they want to know why- not "they are babies". Leave it to a midwife to realize that there is a Real CONDITION here!
Blessings to all who have read this far! Please PM me if you need support, information, or just a BTDT momma!
Married to Michael and Mother of Jake 9, Jillianne 7, Jensen 5, Jacen 4. I've got severe osteoporosis, a fractured hip and chronic pain-so please be patient with me! Pagan,Crocheter,Reader,Homeschooler- that's me in a nutshell.