Just for fun...
Haha, had to laugh - not because SPD or SI problems are funny, but because my former job was as the assistant to my chiropractor, who is also one of my best friends, so I knew instantly what you meant! I do the text book talk waaaay too much... :lol@Catholic Mama - SPD is Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction. In labor or just before, a hormone called relaxin loosens the pelvic ligaments so the baby has a more flexible passageway. SPD is when that hormone is released much earlier and the pelvis gets out of alignment - it can be quite painful. There is one ligament that separates the pubic bone and one on either side of the sacrum. The ligaments on either side of the sacrum are inside the sacroiliac joint (SI joint). ...Errr...sorry for sounding like a text book!
That gets me thinkin' @my3beasties - what hip do you typically hold your little one on? Because of my scoliosis I can only hold my 3yo on my right hip, and it's my left SI joint that's causing the pain. I wonder if carrying her is exacerbating the SPD since it is surely throwing me out of alignment more... ? That would make sense, I suppose. Of course, it's not like I walk around with her on my hip all day long, but I do have to hold her up for one reason or another at least once or twice a day. Sounds like I might have a good reason to avoid that from now on!I've been dealing with this too, likely due to the combination of 3rd tri relaxin and toting around my little 1yo hip monkey
Yup, I usually hold her on my left hip, and my right SI goes out...and the left side of my pubic bone was pushed so far forward, it shifted my whole pelvis when I was adjusted! The baby was even at a weird posterior diagonal angle, since things were so far off he felt cramped in there!