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#1 of 17 Old 05-25-2007, 09:12 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Somedays are worse than others but most of the time when I start walking around I get a pain in my pelvic area. I feel like I'm swelling too and the pain is coming from my pelvis.
Anyone else having this and what are you doing about it?
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Oh yes the pubic bone separation. I had this with ds and I've been experiencing it for quite some time with this pregnancy.

What can you do it about it? Warm compresses and rest as far as I know.

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"Pubic bone pain. Late in pregnancy, some women have pubic bone soreness and aching that gets worse when they walk, swim, or do other exercises. Pregnancy hormones loosen up the joints of the pelvis, including the connection between the sides of the pubic bone at the bottom of your abdomen. This lets the pelvis become more flexible during labor as the baby moves forward. (This also explains the "waddle" that women have late in pregnancy).This same flexibility can also create the aches and soreness throughout the pelvis, but especially in the pubic bones. Try warm baths for relief."

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I got this really bad with my last pregnancy and a few weeks ago it was starting pretty badly again. I had my first appointment with a chiropractor all set up when I finally figured something out...I was walking wrong!

My old stride had my feet hitting the ground on two seperate, but parallel tracks. I started walking with my feet hitting the ground one in front of the other and VOILA!, the pain started subsiding. It is SOOO much better now, I can't believe I suffered through my last pregnancy without figuring this out. I just hope it lasts.

I don't know if this will help others, but maybe...

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I would really suggest a visit to a good chiropractor with pregnancy experience!! I had horrible, HORRIBLE, pubic bone pain with my first 2 and it started even earlier with this twin pregnancy. I was dreading the last half of the pregnancy, being in pain. I found a great chiropractor who adjusted my pubic bone and I have had virtually no pain at all in my pubic bone. I do have an achy pelvis, but it is more in the hip joints and tailbone and much more liveable than the pubic bone pain.

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I am in CONSTANT pain now. I am trying to find a way to afford a chiropractor. It is keeping me awake at night and is so hard to walk, or stand and do anything, not that sitting is much better.

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I get this mildly after running. My doctor said it doesn't have any long-term effects and it's okay to take painkillers.
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I get this mildly after running. My doctor said it doesn't have any long-term effects and it's okay to take painkillers.
Running?! I'm trying to just walk lately!:
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Running?! I'm trying to just walk lately!:
That was the saem thought I had. I feel like my crotch is ripping apart, and my hips are killing me, I can barely waddle, let alone run!! OUCH!

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I have it and so far am doing nothing about it except moving around slowly. I know I should see a chiropractor, but I haven't.

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I got this really bad with my last pregnancy and a few weeks ago it was starting pretty badly again. I had my first appointment with a chiropractor all set up when I finally figured something out...I was walking wrong!

My old stride had my feet hitting the ground on two seperate, but parallel tracks. I started walking with my feet hitting the ground one in front of the other and VOILA!, the pain started subsiding. It is SOOO much better now, I can't believe I suffered through my last pregnancy without figuring this out. I just hope it lasts.

I don't know if this will help others, but maybe...
Yeah.

The added 40 pounds has been causing my arches to flatten a bit (they are still super high). So, my toes are pointed more out to the sides. If I walk with my toes more in, it reduces the pelvic pain dramatically.

Also, when I lay down, my feet automatically fall with the toes pointed outwards. So, I make an effort to point the toes in. Rotating my legs inwards at the hip joint seems to do the trick.

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mine is the opposite. when i lay down my toes point in and it HURTS when my legs rotate in. so i have to use pillows and really make an effort to keep the paralell. OWWWW

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Well, I still keep them spread to hip's width, but rotate the joint at the pelvis.

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Just updating...walking correctly no longer seems to be doing the trick. I've started seeing a chiropractor and I think it's doing some good, I've only had 3 visits but it hasn't been the magic bullet yet.

I've noticed now that laying on my sides is what REALLY irritates it now. If I can just avoid that, the pain is greatly reduced. So...I'm having to figure out creative sleeping positions...basically I use a bunch of pillows to enable me to sleep on my stomach. Or I could sleep on my back but it's getting too late in the pregnancy for that.

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That is the same prob. Im having! It kills everytime I walk around!:

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I get in bed laying on my left side with a pillow between my knees-ankles, and another one under my ankles to raise them a bit. I stay like that until pelvic pain wakes me up, about 2 hours later. Then I get up and pee and then get in the identical position but on my right side. This repeats, peeing and changing sides every 2 hours or so, all night. By the time the morning comes, my whole pelvis is in pain and my legs are numbish and achy. I walk around a bit, usually do the dishes so I am standing for 20 minutes, and then my legs feel a bit better. Over the course of the day, I spend most of the time semi-reclined with my laptop, and the pelvic pain slowly fades. Then it is bed time and it happens all over again.

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I just saw a chiro yesterday and my pain (for now) is GONE! She adjusted my sacrum and she also did the Webster technique to try to get the baby to flip. I think she flipped but I can't tell for sure. I swear by the chiro for the pelvic pain though.. I can squat and bend and everything now!!
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This is just my experience. But I was having horrible PSS pain until I finally got treatment for my UTI. It took a while because the stupid but was very stubborn. But once I got it treated correctly, my PSS pain is now a 2 out of 10 instead of a 6-7 out of 10.
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