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30 weeks pregnant, pain at the mons pubis.

By Anonymous December 14, 2011 - 12:02am
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Iam 26 yrs old, first time pregnant with 30 weeks. From a month or so i am experience pain at mons pubis area, the pain is intense, when I start walking after sitting for a while and in the sleep, when I am trying change my position, the pain is so intense in the sleep that i am awake most of the time.
And I noticed that, if i sleep on my left side,I am feeling pain at the left side of the mons pubis .
Why am I experiencing this pain?
Is there anything I can do about it to reduce or eliminate the pain....?

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Thanks for the reply Rosa... indeed very helpful.
I would like to have a vaginal delivery, how will this SPD affect my labour?

December 15, 2011 - 11:19pm
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Hi Anon,

Not at all. The pain you're feeling is because relaxin-production increases to prepare you for natural labor.



December 16, 2011 - 8:00am

Hi Anonymous,

Congratulations on your pregnancy!

At 30 weeks, this pubic pain is very common and can be quite painful-- sorry mommy! Symphysis pubic dysfunction, or SPD is caused by a relaxation of the ligaments that normally keep the two sides of the pelvic bone tightly bound together at the symphysis pubis, the joint in the pubic area. (The culprit here is the hormone relaxin, which softens those joints to give baby an easier path out into the world.) 

This pain can be made worse when you're walking, standing, or even when you roll over in bed. You may even find that at some point, the pain can roll down to your leg. 

Pelvic support belts, which corset the bones back into place, can offer relief. Pelvic exercises like Kegels and pelvic tilts can also strengthen the muscles of the pelvis to stabilize those floppy bones. Sitting down to get dressed, taking steps one at a time, and avoiding heavy lifting and pushing may help. If the pain is severe enough, ask your practitioner about pain relievers (but only take those recommended or prescribed by your OB/GYN). 

Once your little one is welcomed to this world the production of relaxin will decrease and the pain ease. 

Hang in there!


December 14, 2011 - 7:09am
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