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Old 09-16-2012, 01:38 PM   #11
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Re: Round Ligament Pains, SPD, or Just Normal Stretching?

Okay so had my appointment with our midwife this morning and she does not think it's SPD, yay She thinks it's just muscular and gave me ideas of how to lessen it. She's recommending I take one full day of rest to recoup and relax the muscles. Also a bath a day and soaks in the hot tub when possible at a safe temperature. She's going to be bringing me a book at our visit next week with exercises to strengthen the muscles. She thinks going for pregnancy massages may be helpful as well. And to try taking arnica for the discomfort. She wants me to limit activity when possible especially when I start to feel I'm overdoing it. She said if possible try to take at least an afternoon a week for myself to relax and focus on myself and on the pregnancy and this new baby. All very good ideas I think. She's thinking it may be influenced by it being my third in a shortish amount of time (although not that short compared to other mama's on here) and possibly just having 2 LOs to chase after this time around. She thinks it's also possible I strained some muscles in that area and just didn't realize it at the time. Just glad it seems to be muscular and not structural.

On a side note she said that my pulse is consistant with a girl, ha ha. She said she has seen a coralation between gender and pulse rate. Anyone else had experience with this?

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Re: Round Ligament Pains, SPD, or Just Normal Stretching?

What you said in your first post is what i get/how i feel in my pregnancies and i have been told its SPD. I have just been referred for physio again which help's me. It was far worse with my number 3. Not to bad yet this time but if i dont get onto of it right away then it get's ontop of me. I could'nt get out of bed alot with number 3 as i could'nt walk.
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What you said in your first post is what i get/how i feel in my pregnancies and i have been told its SPD. I have just been referred for physio again which help's me. It was far worse with my number 3. Not to bad yet this time but if i dont get onto of it right away then it get's ontop of me. I could'nt get out of bed alot with number 3 as i could'nt walk.
After everything I've read and heard so far about SPD I'm really thinking my midwife is spot on with it being muscular as I haven't fit most things with SPD. It actually feels better stretching my legs apart and I don't have trouble walking just get sore. Plus she said the areas I pointed out to her are not really where you get SPD Just hoping that the combination of everything she told me to try helps and I indeed don't end up with SPD.

ETA: I really hope yours stays under control and doesn't get bad this time. After reading up on this I truly feel for all the mama's that have to deal with it
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Re: Round Ligament Pains, SPD, or Just Normal Stretching?- UPDATE POST #11

I could have written your post!!! I have the exact same pain and it's horrible. It doesn't feel like RL pain at all as I get that too. I thought SPD too, but I don't have all of the symptoms. As I sit here typing my whole right leg hurts and is tingly. Could be a pinched nerve but the pain starts on the right side of my groin Hope you (and I) get some relief before the end!!!
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I could have written your post!!! I have the exact same pain and it's horrible. It doesn't feel like RL pain at all as I get that too. I thought SPD too, but I don't have all of the symptoms. As I sit here typing my whole right leg hurts and is tingly. Could be a pinched nerve but the pain starts on the right side of my groin Hope you (and I) get some relief before the end!!!
I have tried some of the things my midwife suggested (in particular daily baths, arnica orally, and resting when I feel I am overdoing it) and also the belly support band I got (it's amazing by the way without all the crazy buckles/velcro on the maternity support belts) and the combination is really helping. I no longer have constant pain and when I do get the discomfort/pain it is no where near as bad! to having an awesome midwife that visited right away to ease my mind and give me ideas on treatments. It's made all the difference already and I haven't even tried everything yet. Also, I have probably overdone it a bit and it doesn't seem to effect it too much I hope you find some relief to, feel free to ask me any questions about what I'm doing etc if you want to try some different things to help it out. Sorry you are having to deal with this too though mama
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