I've had some pain during this pregnancy. I had it during my pregnancy with Adalyn although I didn't know what it was so I never blogged about it because I was told it was just muscle pain probably due to weight gain. I had a lot of pelvic pain (not really a topic that comes up in conversation nor had I ever known anyone that had it so I thought I was just a freak of nature.) Well it came back during this pregnancy and I started feeling the pain really early on before I even started gaining weight. I was desperate to try anything to fix the pain (since I knew the further into my pregnancy, the worse it would get...been there done that) so when my friend recommended her physical therapist I jumped at the idea. I went to a physical therapist a couple weeks ago and was diagnosed with Pubic Symphysis Diastasis which is actually bone pain, not muscle pain. It actually was a relief to be diagnosed with something that my PT said can be treated. This is something that seems to happen more often later in pregnancies, but this started in right at the beginning of my pregnancy. Extra hormones have actually made my pelvic bone shift all around causing my pelvic bones to rotate completely out of position causing a lot of pain. I had 3 different areas in my hips and pelvic area that were severely misaligned. My PT said that possibly I was so very misaligned because my pregnancies were so close together and my hips never fully realigned after my first pregnancy. So now in our (my PT and my) quest to realign my hip/pelvic region and alleviate the pelvic pain, I've gotten pain in my back and hips since my body and muscles don't want to get realigned. I do have to say that maybe the extra Relaxin hormones that are causing my bones to be too loosey goosey was maybe the reason that I had such an easy delivery with Adalyn. So I guess the bad comes with the good! Either way, I'm hoping that within the next few weeks we can get my pain under control. Other than waddling around like I'm 37 weeks (due to the pain) I feel pretty good during this pregnancy. Each week of therapy and exercises seems to lessen my pain so I'm encouraged. You better believe I'll be going to my PT after Cayden is born to make sure that my hips stay aligned once the hormones are out of my system. The websites say that once you have the baby the pain goes away, but mine stuck around for months after I had Adalyn so I would bet that my hips never realigned themselves.
I thought this time around I'd blog about my pelvic pain since I honestly had never heard of anyone having it...maybe someone else is in this same place and maybe my blog about my weird pregnancy pain will help someone know they aren't the only one with crazy pains. Oh and also Physical Therapists are a-mazing and usually covered by insurance so find a good one who specializes in the pelvic region and also pregnancy and you'll be happy you did! When I had researched this pain online, the places I found through google never mentioned that a PT could completely alleviate the pain... most said to avoid situations that cause the pain. I'd like to say a big HA HA to that since everything I did (even laying in bed) caused pain. Oh and one site recommended pain medication. Why use meds when you can heal the problem instead of masking the pain with chemicals?
So there you have it. I never thought I'd do it, but there's an entire post dedicated to my pelvic region. ::blush::
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