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Does this sound like SPD? ❥ R Due December 7; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Illinois 687 posts
6th Aug

I'm 23 weeks this Saturday. Believe me when I say I've put off every ache and pain as "normal pregnancy symptoms", the constant response from both family and doctors that "its normal, you're pregnant"... and I have believed it up until now.
I didn't even know what SPD was until today, looking up "grinding pubic bone".
I am absolute so sore in my pubic bone that walking hurts me to an amazing extent. The pain goes from my lower back, down into my pelvis and my pubic bone hurts so bad I can't even switch sides in bed without hurting. Again, I felt it was normal. But tonight, turning sides, I noticed my pubic bone literally grinding... and it hurt pretty badly. I tested it over and over to make sure it wasn't the position and yes, its my pubic bone grinding.



So, is this normal? Or should I refer to my doctor? Please stop me from sounding crazy if this is normal! If it does seem to be SPD (or something I need to talk to them about) how can I tell them what it is without them telling me I'm wrong (again?)

Karev TTC since Aug 2013; 1 child; Crawfordsville, Indiana 2270 posts
6th Aug

Sounds like it to me. I had SPD and remember very well the sharp pains every time I rolled over and how badly I hurt after an 8 hr shift at work. It was so bad I didn't even want to walk back and clock out. I just wanted to drop to the floor.



I would explain it to your OB again, if you haven't already. I suffered my entire pregnancy because my DR would put it off as normal pregnancy pains too. Maybe try getting a second opinion as well?



Good luck! SPD is awful. Hopefully you can find a solution unlike I did. :(

❥ R Due December 7; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Illinois 687 posts
6th Aug

<blockquote><b>Quoting *Duhhh-nita*:</b>" Sounds like it to me. I had SPD and remember very well the sharp pains every time I rolled over and how ... [snip!] ... too. Maybe try getting a second opinion as well? Good luck! SPD is awful. Hopefully you can find a solution unlike I did. :("</blockquote>




Thank you for your reply! I'm going to give my doctor a call then tomorrow morning.. I just wish they'd look a little deeper, it doesn't hurt to check!

Elizabeth Hart 2 kids; Christchurch, nz, New Zealand 588 posts
6th Aug

That sounds like SPD . You need to see your doctor or OB and get a referral to see a physiotherapist they can help you with excercises and support belts to make it more comfortable at this point though you can only manage the pain and it will probably get worse as baby gets bigger, sorry your going through this I'm on my second pregnancy with SPD, I know how you feel.

❥ R Due December 7; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Illinois 687 posts
6th Aug

<blockquote><b>Quoting Elizabeth Hart:</b>" That sounds like SPD . You need to see your doctor or OB and get a referral to see a physiotherapist ... [snip!] ... probably get worse as baby gets bigger, sorry your going through this I'm on my second pregnancy with SPD, I know how you feel."</blockquote>



Thank you! I'm just glad I'm not crazy... everyone keeps rolling their eyes at me and every time I say I hurt so bad they go "still?".. hopefully this will help my case. I can't even switch sides, I've put this off too long.



I appreciate the responses, ladies. Have a good night!

Natasha Sommer Due October 12; 1 child; Virginia Beach, Virginia 92 posts
24th Aug

When I was 20 weeks my little girl was head down and I was having horrible hip and pelvic pain! It was bad enough that I would almost start crying every time I rolled over at night.... also walking was very painful. Luckily she turned and the pain went away.... Now that I am almost 33 weeks the pain is back. So its something that you will probably deal with on and off throughout your pregnancy.