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<p>I'm 11 weeks and I think I have signs of SPD. I have so much lower back pain, pain lifting my legs, like to go up stairs or put pants on, and pain in the front of my pelvis, especially when lifting my legs. I've only heard the clicking or popping once. It does get worse at night like SPD is supposed to. The only thing that helps is laying down on my side with a pillow between my knees.</p>
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<p>My Dr. is wary of people "diagnosing themselves" or getting too many ideas from the internet. I don't think these are regular pregnancy pains - I feel pretty incapacitated by the end of the day - and I don't want him to dismiss this as normal or me as a hypochondriac. How should I present it to him so that he takes it seriously?</p>
 

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<p>I would ask for a referral to PT. I wanted to add this is out of his scope. You do not need to convince him of anything, it would be the physical therapist evaluating this particular issue.</p>
 

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<p>Get ahold of this book, if you can:  <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FRelieving-Pelvic-During-After-Pregnancy%2Fdp%2F0897934806%2Fref%3Dsr_1_1%3Fie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1290038742%26sr%3D8-1" rel="norewrite" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Relieving-Pelvic-During-After-Pregnancy/dp/0897934806/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1290038742&sr=8-1</a></p>
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<p>I had crippling SPD with my first pregnancy.  When it started again with my second (not nearly as early as yours, though), someone (actually on these boards, I think) recommended this book and I gave it a try- it made a huge, huge difference.  I can't say enough positive things about it, and the advice/instructions are very drastically different what I'd heard from other sources.  Often completely opposite, in fact.</p>
 
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