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#1 of 7 Old 12-13-2006, 10:15 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I've been having sacro-iliac pain on and off for weeks, but the last few days I've had SPD pain also... and I just couldnt take it anymore. I went in to the local maternity boutique and asked about belts. She asked where my pain was, I told her, she put one on me. I immediately said "how much is it, because I am not taking it off."

It feels so much better. I definitely still feel some back discomfort (it stretches it out over more area, but its very mild) but the pubic pain is gone with it and I dont feel like my pelvis is about to collapse if I walk or try to, I don't know, stand up or something really strenuous.

I did take it off for awhile this afternoon while just sitting here, thinking that maybe its not so good to wear it ALL the time, but getting up to go to the bathroom without it made me realize how much it helps all over again. Can you wear it too much? I do want to sleep in it, because rolling over in bed is excrutiating with the SPD...

I am kicking myself now that I didnt get it 2 months ago when the back pain started really getting bad on and off! I can highly recommend it.
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I do want to sleep in it, because rolling over in bed is excrutiating with the SPD...
Me too, nights are the worst for me.. But my chiropractor (who reccommended it to me,) advised against it at night, suggesting it could reduce bloodflow or circulation. I'm not sure how accurate that is, however. But man, rolling over kills me, and of course I have to do it like 10 times in the course of the night because everything gets too uncomfortable being in one place too long, LOL.
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I just saw a chiro the other day, and she recommended buying one and wearing it at night as well...especially if you sling a leg up over a body pillow.
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I also have SPD! It is soooo painful. I didn't know you all were sufferers as well...

PLEASE tell me what kind of belt this is and where to get one....we don't really have a nice maternity boutique here...online maybe? Any suggestions for a specific one? Are there different sizes (aka do they have an XL??...lol)?
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There are all kinds of maternity belts - I'm using this one and am satisfied with it: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&s=hpc

And you know, my leg keeps wanting to sneak up over the body pillow, but if I do that I pay dearly later for it, lol. I've been trying to think up creative ways to keep my legs *together* with a pillow between them while sleeping on my side.
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Mine is not too bad (yet?) thank goodness... I cant imagine if it was worse. How do you function?

My belt is called the Leading Lady. Its just a big strip of stretchy rubbery stuff with velcro. Our maternity boutique is in the local hospital, they are really their breastfeeding boutique with books and nursing bras, but I bet you could find one at any medical supply type place... or maybe a pharmacy could get one for you? I've seen them at consignment shops too. It makes a big difference. And yes, they come in different sizes.

Hope you find one and it works for you!
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I think I could use one of thse, but in looking at the picture I can't help but think it will just cut in and hurt like the low rise panel pants do. Reassure me that it doesn't?

Allison.... mom of DS1 (7) and DS2 (4) and awaiting #3 near the end of April 2011
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