Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy
I started feeling pelvic pains in the early stages of my 1st trimester. At first, it didn’t bother me too much because the pain was subtle and bearable. But when I entered the 2nd trimester, the pain only got worse. After I gave birth to my first baby almost three years ago, I have been experiencing constant lower back pains (pelvic area, middle part) and I suspect that it has something to do with the widening of my pelvis. I’m having the same kind of pain exactly on the same spot right now and it’s not getting any better.
The severe aching usually attacks during the night and lasts until morning. The simplest movement of the hips makes me wail. The pain also extends to my legs, so walking to the bathroom to take a pee in the middle of the night becomes a challenge. This never happened during my first pregnancy.
I have yet to discuss this issue with my OB-Gyne but I think I might have an idea about this pregnancy complication. I may be having Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction or SPD. According to BabyCenter.com, the symphysis pubis connects the two halves of the pelvis and this joint contains ligaments that soften during pregnancy.
I also experience the same symptoms mentioned in the article:
- Back pain, pelvic girdle pain or hip pain.
- A grinding or clicking sensation in your pubic area.
- Pain down the inside of your thighs or between your legs. It can be made worse by parting your legs, walking, going up or down stairs or moving around in bed.
- Worse pain at night. It can stop you sleeping well and getting up to go to the toilet in the middle of the night can be especially painful.
Some exercises help relieve the pain but I need to talk to my doctor first. Did you also experience pelvic pains while you were pregnant?