I'm DDC crashing, but I did. Chiro is what saved me. Yes, I had a vaginal delivery that went very smoothly. I had been adjusted less than a week before, so I was still in good condition. My spd is staring up again this pregnancy, and I've already starting going to the chiro again.
I had it and it was ROUGH in the last months of pregnancy, BUT it did not bother me a bit in labor and post-labor the pain from that was gone <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
There are physical therapists who specialize in women's health and prenatal/postpartum issues (including symphysis pubis dysfunction)<br><br><a href="http://www.womenshealthapta.org/plp/index.cfm" target="_blank">http://www.womenshealthapta.org/plp/index.cfm</a>
I had it during my last pregnancy, it started at 8 weeks and continued until delivery. I went to a chiropractor for it, but now that I'm seeing a GREAT chiro, I think she was just...not so good. The only thing that helped get any relief at all was wearing Crocs, which cut the pain by maybe 25-50%. That pain was worse than giving birth, IMO! I did have an intervention-free vaginal delivery, but the SPD really limited what positions I could labor/push in because of the pain. The 20 minutes of lying on my side for the stupid fetal monitor was the worst part of the entire labor.<br><br>
This time around, I'm just starting to feel "pain" instead of a slight ache, which had started around maybe 18 weeks? My midwife suggested heading back to the (GREAT!) chiro, as well as getting a prenatal massage at some point. I'm trying not to complain too much because I know it's so much better than it was last time, but I'm not working this time around so I just try to avoid positions where it bothers me.
I had this with my last pregnancy. I delivered vaginally just fine. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Towards the end of my pregnancy my midwife prescribed me a maternity support belt. I didn't think it would help but it REALLY did. If you don't have one yet, then I would go ahead and get one. The one I was prescribed looked just like the ones available at Babies-R-Us and stuff.<br><br>
Good luck! It really is miserable. I hope you feel better soon. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
Last pregnancy it started around 25 weeks and progressivly got worse. Chiropractic helped, as well as taking it easy and not going on any hikes or long walks even. It didn't bother me in labor at all, and I had an easy and short vaginal delivery.<br>
This time my SPD started at 13 weeks and I had to stop exercising right away. I don't carry my DD very far, and not uphill or up the stairs.<br>
My midwife this time around is very understanding and validated how debilitating it can be, but last time around even my midwife didn't seem to really get what I was feeling, calling it ligament pain and typical pregnancy pain.<br>
I would suggest finding a chiropractor who specializes in pregnancy. <a href="http://www.plus-size-pregnancy.org/pubicpain.htm" target="_blank">Here is an interesting site about it.</a> Sometimes I ice my crotch too and that seems to help a little <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> . Sorry to hear you are experiencing this.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2">
I had it last time starting really early, I think around 12 weeks or so if not sooner. It was very very very painful. I thought I wasn't going to be able to walk to the end of pregnancy. I started seeing a chiro several times a week until things got better and then was able to just go once a week and then once every other week to the end of pregnancy. It did take several weeks to see a difference, but once it kicked in, it really helped make every day doable - I was still uncomfortable but not in constant pain.<br><br>
Also, for labor, I worried it would cause a problem but I never noticed any issues from the SPD with my 25 hour labor and still had the home birth we wanted.<br><br>
I'm now at 23 weeks and it's starting to come back this time, so I'm calling my chiro for sure to take care of it.
Not much to add here beyond a "me too." Second pregnancy suffering with it (self-diagnosed). The first, I was able to deliver vaginally, although I didn't go med-free. It showed up around the same time for both pregnancies, about 18-20 weeks. It's really bad for me at night, especially when I try to roll over.