M.S. asks from Norman, OK on May 28, 2007
A. answers from Kansas City on May 28, 2007
Just reading 'pubic bone pain' brought back the pain I felt with all 3 of my pregnancies. It was worse right when I got up from sitting down. It lasted all the way till the end of the pregnancy. It is the ligament in your pubic bone stretching. (not the round ligaments) Those belly supports helped a little bit.
J.B. answers from Oklahoma City on May 29, 2007
YES!!! It was much worse with my second pregnancy and I hurt a lot sooner than I did with my first pregnancy.
L.B. answers from Kansas City on May 30, 2007
I know your pain!!! I experienced the same thing with my second child and it was far worse than my first. My doctor told me it was natural because my muscles and bones had changed from my first. It hurts, I know!! I didn't think it was natural but my female doctor kept reassuring me it was and she experienced the same thing. The only good thing I got out of it was having my daughter the day I was due compared to them originally wanting to wait for a week or two after my due date.
S.L. answers from Kansas City on May 28, 2007
This pain hurt me the most when I would sit in a car for any length of time. I agree that it was worse with each child.
M.S. answers from Tulsa on May 29, 2007
I had this plus the muscle that runs across the belly also cramped all the time. I spoke to my ob-gyn and he said this is normally especially for 2nd or more pregnancy. It's uncomfortable but nothing to worry about. If it really bothers you call your Doctor. Mine recommend a warm bath to soak in. I used a heating pad on low if it got to bad and didn't leave it on there very long. I had this pain plus the muscle spasms and sharp pains around my belly button most of my prenancy from 7mth on.
M.B. answers from Topeka on May 29, 2007
Hi M.! I had that problem with my third child (also my biggest 9lbs. 13oz 22 1/2 inches) and I learned that a "pregnancy belt" deal was available and may help support the weight. It hurts like hell to have that pain and it doesn't get better unfortunately. My obgyn said it wouldn't hurt to try it when I mentioned it to her, so that is my suggestion to you. I've seen them in maternity wear stores. If you try it let me know how it goes, just curious. Good Luck!!
B.H. answers from Kansas City on May 28, 2007
perfectly normal...it got a little worse each time for me as well. but nothing too severe.
A.Y. answers from Kansas City on May 29, 2007
This pain that you are feeling is called Pubic Symphysis Dysfunction, and is common during pregnancy. Unfortunately, most OBs (even midwives) believe that because it is common, there is little that can be done. I am a chiropractor specializing in pregnancy care, and I can tell you that this problem is very treatable. I find that my pregnant patients have near total to total relief in 2-3 treatments.
To find a chiropractor near you who specializes in pregnancy care, visit www.icpa4kids.org and click on Find a Doctor. I hope you find relief, not to mention all the additional benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy.
On a personal note, I am the proud mama of a 3 month old who was born at home with the assistance of a midwife and doula, so I applaud your advocacy of natural childbirth and attachment parenting. I am also the co-chair of the Kansas City doulas group, though motherhood and my chiropractic practice limit the number of births I can attend.
I hope you find the relief you want!
Yours in health-