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27/02/2010 at 00:00
Hello, i am 6 weeks pregnant with my third child and having symptoms of SPD (symphsis pubic disorder) already. I had this with both my other pregnancies and was on crutches by 30 weeks with my last one. As i said i am already having pain this time and was wondering if it should be ok or not to use a hotwater bottle to ease the pain. I was actually getting pain before my period was late and i thought it was the start of my period so went to bed with a hotwater bottle, which really helped but now i know im pregnant i am wondering if it would be ok or not to do this again?
Any other tips people have found for coping with SPD would also be welcome. and i have also given birth whilst suffering this and found that on all fours was the best position (which i found out be researching SPD support on the internet) it worked for me anyway.
05/03/2010 at 23:39
07/03/2010 at 18:58
I had SPD.
Found pregnancy yoga really helped to combat alot of the pain.
However at home I used an ice pack - for no longer than 5 mins at a time - just in the evenings.
Used a hot water bottle on my back whilst sitting at my desk at work.
Sitting on a gym ball meant I also was not slumped in the sofa - or getting stuck in it!!!
You have my totally sympathy - SPD is really debilitating.
Good luck - it does go after the baby is born.
21/06/2010 at 16:49
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