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<p>So within the last week I've felt my hips totally open up and my joints get loose all over. I'm popping in places I didn't know I could lol and am waddling with full force. The thing is, suddenly it hurts SO MUCH to walk and the idea of climbing stairs makes me want to cry. I feel like I'm in pain all the time. I've done some online reading on SPD and it sounds like that's what this is, and I'm going to talk with my midwife about it on Tuesday. I know a lot of you ladies developed SPD in the first trimester, but is there anyone that's gotten it later on?</p>
<p>I mean, I remember waddling with DD and having really loose joints, but it didn't <em>hurt.</em> I've got a high pain threshold but this hurts bad enough that the thought of walking a quarter mile from the parking lot to my classroom makes me want to quit college today when I only have two weeks left to go! I'm miserable. We've got crappy insurance and I'm not sure I can see a chiropractor. Are there any exercises or stretches that would help?</p>
 

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<p><span><img alt="hug.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug.gif"> hugs mama! i don't have much input but i hope you find some relief soon! </span><img alt="hug.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;"></p>
 

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<p>My chiropractor taught me an exercise to do at home so I will try to pass it on to you. You need some place you can lay on your back and you need a strong helper.</p>
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<p>Lay down with your neck and head supported. With your feet on the ground and knees up-about hip with apart.</p>
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<p>Your helper will kneel in front of you and press your knees together. You need to push against their arms with as much resistance as you can offer. The idea being they push in you push out. Do this for about 30 seconds.</p>
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<p>Then quickly switch to them pushing out and you pushing in. For maybe 2 seconds.</p>
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<p>For me the effect was a shift/pop in my public bone that really helped me to feel better. Feel free to ask questions as I know it is a bit hard to understand without seeing it.</p>
 

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<p>I think I get what you're describing- I'll try it as soon as DH gets home from work. Thank you so much!!</p>
 

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<p>That's just started for me this week too. Major grinding pain in the pubic bone and also in the back of my hips. I had been kind of hoping I was escaping it this time around...I can't remember when it started last time but by 35/36 weeks, I could barely walk (luckily baby was born at 37 weeks so I didn't have too long with it seriously bad!).</p>
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<p>My midwife mentioned some exercises for it but I can't remember what they are. I'll find out and let you know. She also said that you can get one of those maternity support belts or use a piece of stretchy fabric (or even a wide tensor bandage) to tie around your hips to keep everything in place.</p>
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<p>I hope it doesn't get a lot worse for you.</p>
 
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