Wow! I can't believe I have actually found a place where other people have this too! I thought I was the only one, I even posted a question about it to a ***** doctor and he basically brushed me off and said that it couldn't possibly be as bad as what I was describing. Humph!
Mine started a couple weeks ago after I took a long walk with my daughter. It hurt so bad and I had such an intense pressure bearing down on my pubic bone and causing such lower ab pain that it scared my DH so bad he took me in to the hosp to make sure it wasn't premature labor. I had to lay down on my bed to put my pants on because I couldn't lift one leg without it causing unbearable pain. My MW finally ordered an u/s and sure enough they could see the gap in the pubic bone, and that's the diagnosis SPD (symphasis pubis dysfunction) she said the same thing, not much for treatment, just take it easy, for some women it helps to wear those maternity belts but around your hip/pelvic area. But, that wasn't good enough for me
, I don't like being in pain if I don't have to. I have found one thing that has helped me so much that I can now take walks with my daughter and bike rides, which up until 3 weeks ago was out of the question. Let's just say I am now in love with my local chiropractor!! :P I have been getting adjustments 3 times a week and the difference it has made is just unbelievable! There are still moments of pain, especially when I over-do it but this has made it so I can at least be mobile again. And, I am now 28 weeks pregnant (mine started at about the 22nd week) and I am not showing that much at all. At the college I attend most people don't know that I am pregnant yet. The MW and chiro did both say that the real "cure" for this is delivering the baby. Lol, and I am counting down the weeks and days!! I do have a question though for all of you that do have this...Have you noticed that some of the other preg discomforts are a bit worse with the pregnancies that you have had this vs. the pregs you didnt. My first pregnancy I wouldn't have known I was prego except for the basketball belly, this one I have had morning sickness still, heartburn like I can't even believe, etc...
The reason I ask is my MW and chiro said that this is caused because some women's bodies produce too much hormones (for SPD relaxin) during pregnancy, above and beyond what it is needed and that's what is causing it. Just curious if you have any other symptoms or if they seem worse in conjuction with SPD??