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    Ok guys....

    I need some help!

    I am in so much lower abdo pain and have been now for over 1 month. It's has now gotten to the point that i can't sit, can't stand, can't lay down confortably and in turn am suffering from sleep deprevation. And even have the odd stabbing pain and not to mention the contractions that last for about 12 hrs than completely dissapear!

    And all Obs says is it's muscle and ligament pain!

    Also last time they checked i was roughly 2cm dilated (how often should it be checked?), i lost my mucus plug last monday.

    I'm sick to death of hearing from the hospital that i have to live with it . My GP is the only person who is understanding that for me to complain about pain it is serious pain! She has even rung the hospital on many occasions asking them to investige further. Still with nothing! I am well untruly over it now!

    What can i do????? Please help!

    If i have to continue like this i will go crazy and just about chew anyone that comes near me!

    Love Kirby
    xoxo


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    I had a reflexology session on Monday and had similar aches but nowhere near like what you're experiencing. I've found it has helped quite a bit with a few niggles. Maybe try that? It's very relaxing...make sure you find a qualified practitioner.

    I am also the proud owner of a new pair of Fit Flops which have adjusted my posture simply by wearing them and I now have no back or shoulder pain!!!

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    Can't help you sorry but I am feeling for you!

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    hi there, i didnt have the ligament pain so much but can sympathise with the contractions. from about 32 weeks or so i was having regular painful braxton hicks sometimes every 3-4mins, last often about 12 hours or so. the only thing that i found would help was pandol and rest but even then i would often have them in the middle of the night. the only real cure was delivery unfortunately!

    i wish i could be of more help to you but i hope that maybe one of your drs or the hospital will come up with a solution for you as its simply exhausting i know to be in so much pain all the time and you are still a few weeks away from birth!

    best wishes

    beccas

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    Well guys...

    The results are in..... Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction

    I actually feel so much better knowing that all my pain has a name! Still in loads of pains but mentally it's such a good feeling, especially after the hosptial just brushing me aside constantly.

    So scan showed a 8.5mm gap in my pelvis, right at the front where the 2 halves are connected normally!

    GP has referred me to a Private Gyno/Obs for a 2nd opinion for me to go to the hospital with! To stick it right up their back sides! So my appointment is at 4:40pm on monday.... sorta spewing cause i have my weekly Obs check up at the hospital at 9am monday morning. But than again i was so lucky getting in straight away so close to xmas!

    Thanks guys, your always so supportive!

    Love Kirby

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    You don't know me, but I was reading the thread and i'm glad they've given a name to it and that it can be corrected. Congrats on such a great pregnacy

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    Kirbstar - sorry to hear you are in such pain.. hopefully now that they know what you have you can get it treated, although unfortunatly i don't think there is a lot they can do for SPD.

    If my memory serves me correctly, Danni (Mabello) had this very badly during her pregnancy. I'll try and get her to pop in and see if she has advice for you.

    Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy.

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    hey kirbstar

    as I was reading your first post my first thought was that it may be symphasis pubis disorder...so sorry it took so long for it to be diagnosed

    things you can do to help reduce the pain
    • try to keep your legs together when you get out of bed
    • focus on correcting your standing posture to help reduce further strain on the pelvis (and lower back)
    • reflexology
    • avoid any squatting
    • birth/fit balls help improve posture and reduce pressure on certain pelvic points
    • practise kneeling...lengthening the thigh muscles
      and stretching the outer hip muscles to relieve pressure on the pubic bone


    also a visit to a good pregnancy physio will help...and they will give you a bit of elastic bandage to help with support and comfort

    hope this helps lovely

    xx yogababy

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    Also, a pillow between your legs if you lie on your side at night. I also have SPD and up until now the pillow has been helpful - unfortunatley it doesn't seem to be working quite as well now though. It may for you though. Also a visit to the chiro as apparently it can be worse if your pelvis is out of alignment.
    Hope you get some relief soon!

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    Ooh.. i can recommend a great pregnancy physio in Caulfield, Vic if you need.

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    Hello! Unfortunately I understand you COMPLETELY!

    I had SPD from around 20 something weeks! Atleast the best news for you is that you really dont have much longer to suffer from it.

    My best advice is keep your knees/legs together at all times. You will learn to get out of the car, get out of bed, squat, waddle/walk () all with your legs together. this will help heaps!

    I also got a physio to strap my pelvis (back and tummy) which did help significantly and didnt cost me anything! Definitely something to look into. And pregnancy water aerobics was great also.

    let me know if i can help further xx

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    Thanks eveyone for all the feedback...

    At this stage my GP is pushing to get the Hopsital to induce me.... i'm 37 weeks on monday, bub is aprox 3kg. Alos the ultra sound report requested this aswell. Apparently pain relief is almost isntant after birth... so i'm all for it!

    So hopefully i will know more by middle of next week.

    Love Kirby
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    Yes the pain stopped a few weeks after I gave birth. good luck

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    Hi Kirby I just found your thread and have read through all the posts, I really sympathizes with you and know what your going through. I suffered with SPD with all three of my PG's The first PG was the worst, from 18 weeks just after the nausea had started to subside. with the second PG it didn't hit until about 24 weeks and with the third not until about 30 weeks. I really wish that I had heard about this strapping technique as I would have given it a try. Like you no one seemed to listen or give any advise on what to do, I feel it really took the joy out of PG for me. Giving birth was the cure for me, Practically the next day I felt relief. I hope you feel better soon, best wishes for a great birth

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    Kirbstar - I don't know if it's the same thing but I have an unstable pelvis (caused by the release of relaxin during pregnancy). For me it did not disappear overnight and I have suffered it from week 28 until now (four months after the birth of my beautiful daughter). I hope yours disappears as it often can, soon after the birth but if not, the best advice I can give you is to get yourself to a physio that specialises in pregnancy stuff - I can PM you with some details if you like. Physio makes a huge difference.

    Fiona

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    Hi Kirby!
    Good luck and i DO REALLY hope for your sake they induce you this week! i have fingers crossed for you and hope all goes well, with instant pain relief!!

    If you do, you'll be the second in our belly buddies group to have their bub!!

    xxx

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