How soon after giving birth did your SPD disappear?

(35 Posts)
atrcts Sun 31-Mar-13 08:40:54

The reason I ask is that I developed SPD after forceps delivery with my first baby and had not experienced any problems at all during the pregnancy. I had Physio and the pain stayed with me until my son's second birthday when it finally went fully.

I am pregnant with my second, and this time round I developed mild SPD at about 22 weeks which is slowly worsening. Having never experienced it actually IN PREGNANCY before (only after giving birth), I don't really know what range of recovery I can expect.

Also not sure whether the fact I'll be having a CS this time round will make any difference? At least any difference other than no more dreaded forceps damage!!!

Twinklestarstwinklestars Mon 08-Apr-13 02:45:13

I didn't get back to normal until ds was about 2, then I fractured my hip now I'm pregnant again so I've had pelvic/hip pain for the last 3.5 years! Am hoping it goes away faster this time but am under a physio and rhuematologist anyway so hopefully they'll get it sorted!

in last 3 weeks with 1st pregnancy, disappeared as soon as he was born

2nd pregnancy kicked in at about 15weeks, I didn't end up on crutches but unless I was very careful turning over in bed, missed an osteopath appointment (had them weekly from 20weeks) or walked more than 10mins it was awful the next day. I cycled til I was 8months pregnant because it meant not having to walk anyway (i had to keep some sort of exercise too, a day on the sofa meant agony the following day)

Was painful during labour then disappeared within about 24hours of a very quick birth. Although I occasionally get a slight twinge, come to think of it, tends to be around TOTM

happynappies Mon 08-Apr-13 03:59:14

Like you I developed SPD during the birth of dd#1, I had my legs hooked into stirrups after epidural, and stayed there for ventouse and then stitching post birth, was on crutches for weeks... Horrible. I then developed SPD in each of my next three pregnancies despite careful movement, chiropractic, support belt etc. it was more manageable after birth, I had three natural deliveries, and birth plan stipulating no lithotomy position due to SPD, and trained DH not to let me into any position that would exacerbate the condition. I still suffer from time to time, but think possibly due to underlying weakened pelvis. It was totally different to first birth, despite much earlier onset. Good luck op.

octanegirl Mon 08-Apr-13 21:50:51

Straight after he was born. Amazing! After months of limping.

notcitrus Mon 08-Apr-13 22:10:06

First preg, pain from 17 weeks, unable to walk by 24 weeks, somewhat better just after birth but then went back at 3 weeks as there was this slightly different pain. Physiology pointed out I hadn't used any of my buttock and other muscles for 5 months and that's what hurt!
Lots of prescribed walking and exercise and I was fully fit by the time ds was 5 months - the actual SPD was gone much earlier.

With dd I was in bed a lot for other reasons so the SPD was manageable. I got to the stage of deciding to call the wheelchair hire company in the morning and then by 4am it dawned on me I was in labour. Instant recovery after birth, though still needing to build up fitness. Sore hips when I stand for long, but that's about it a year on, and mostly unrelated.

notcitrus Mon 08-Apr-13 22:15:30

I had a ventouse delivery both times, first time with DH and medics ensuring my knees didn't get too far apart, about 40 cm max, but second time they used "gynae boots", rather like ski boots they put on my feet to hold them in place and not allow my legs to flop despite the epidural. Sort of reverse stirrups. Very comfy!

GTbaby Mon 08-Apr-13 22:16:13

Haven't read other posts. My SPd started in month 6. So late. N was very painful by the end. Disappeared a week after.

However I would really recommend you ask your gp for a referral to women's health Physio as you had problems for so Long after. Doing done work now may help you heal faster.

Ilelo Sat 27-Apr-13 19:30:02

Similar to Landof... mine's never gone away either. It started when I was 18 weeks pregnant with my dd2 and she will be 4 in July. It may have been triggered by having to stand for long journeys on the tube and subsequently prolonged due to having a coil fitted shortly after giving birth.

Had the NHS physio which didn't help. I've had x-rays on the NHS and seen Consultants but I've only come away with, "there is no cure for it and to learn to manage it". Have to sleep on my back or on chest, the pain is constant in my right hip and occasionally in the left and worse close to my period.

It's the pain that's brought me to search on here and I'll be trying a Chiropractor like someone suggested.

It went immediately the day I had a section. I had been on crutches some days so it was quite bad.

openerofjars Mon 06-May-13 12:14:15

Dd is nearly a year old now and I'm laid up on the sofa having overdone it yesterday somehow and am paying for it now. Feels like my pelvis is going to come undone at the front!

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