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Another SPD question here...<br><br>
(This is <a href="http://www.plus-size-pregnancy.org/pubicpain.htm" target="_blank">Symphysis Pubic Dysfunction</a>, causing excruciating pelvic pain during pregnancy, if anyone is out of the loop.) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
I had severe SPD during pregnancy #2 and #3. With #3, it began at 12 weeks!<br><br>
I am now 19 weeks into pregnancy #4 with zero pain. I thought I had read that it returns with subsequent pregnancies. Has anyone been lucky enough to have its ugly face pass you by??? I am hoping and praying-lol.
 

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nothing with DC1....<br>
I had severe SPD with DC2...<br>
practically zero with DC3..<br>
in my last tri with DC4..and same practically zero<br><br>
My advice - chiro, maternity support belt (I started those two asap I found out I was pregnant after DC2)
 

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So do you think the reason you had very little pain with the subsequent pregnancies is because you started chiro and used the maternity support belt early?<br><br>
Money is a huge issue for us, so I hate to buy the belt and start seeing the chiro regularly if it turns out I'm not going to have any issues after all.
 

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If money is an issue buy just the belt!<br>
It keeps the pelvic bones together - I don't sit up without one on..<br>
make sure its really secure and not too narrow mine is about 10 inches thick.<br>
= look on TP for a used one...they don't get worn out much.<br><br>
and I hear they are good for support post partum as well which I will try this time.<br><br>
Chiro I do suggest going if you experience pain or for a baseline check up now and then if you experience any pain...or google exercises for pelvic issues...<br><br>
you can also make your own maternity belt its just a wide elastic and velcro.
 

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So you wear the belt when you're sleeping? Lol, I'm confused.<br><br>
The belt my midwife thinks I should get is like, $50! I want the best, considering I had a belt with my last pregnancy and it didn't do crap. Still...what an expense. Ugh.
 

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Nothing with #1, had it bad with #2 and nothing so far with #3. Crossing my fingers!<br>
My OB also recommended a support belt if the pain returns.
 

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I don't know anything about SPD, but this is the belt I used for both pregnancies:<br><a href="http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2864117" target="_blank">http://www.toysrus.com/product/index...ductId=2864117</a><br><br>
I am petite, but I gained 30-45 pounds. The pressure from pregnancy caused tremendous lower back pain for me. I wore the belt all day every day, starting some time late second trimester, and it was my saviour. I didn't find it uncomfortable at all. I tried a cheaper simpler one, but it was crap. I can't imagine a more expensive one being "better". I couldn't find the belt from my first preg when I needed it, so I made my DH drive way out of his way to go get me a new one! Now, I'm pregnant again, and I've found a belt, but it is missing the top strap ... so I may have to go out and BUY another one! ACK. (I own a children's resale shop, so paying retail for anything ticks me off)<br><br>
Check your local resale shops first~! Personally, I think that if a belt *might* help you, then you should get one.<br><br>
--janis
 
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