I’m in pain. And I’ve been in pain since my fourteenth week.
I have pain in my pubic area, the tops of my thighs, the base of my back and my backside.
Getting in and out of bed almost kills me. Turning over while in bed is worse. Getting in and out of the car is manageable, but it hurts. Basically – I have to try and avoid any activity where I have to put more pressure on one leg than another. Like getting dressed (I have to sit down to do this). Or going up and down the stairs fifty times a day.
After doing some research online, I gathered that what I have is SPD. I’d never heard about it before, but vaguely remembered a friend saying she had it during her first pregnancy and has it again now, in her second pregnancy.
I had an appointment with my ob/gyn at sixteen weeks. He asked how I was doing. I told him about my aches and pains.
Now he’s not the kind of man who will hold your hand and tell you everything’s going to be ok. He’s not the most ‘personable’ guy – but I knew this about him.
But when he looked at me and said, ‘Well, it’s your second pregnancy, so it’s to be expected. Although sixteen weeks is a bit early to have this kind of pain. You’ll have to just deal with it.’, I was a little disappointed.
No adivce? No dos and don’ts? Just deal with it? No examination or anything?
Now I’m at nineteen weeks. And the pain is ok – bearable on some days. But on others, it’s worse. And I think it will continue to get worse as the baby grows. I’m hobbling around a lot already!
Should I go to my GP? Or am I meant to just grin and bear it?