Yes. I had the pain from 31 weeks on and went on to have a vaginal delivery. I had an epidural (got it when I was at 6cm so I labored a while without it) so I'm not sure how pushing would feel for you. I have read that women who have this pain are more likely to have a posterior baby, which mine was. The pain continued for a few weeks after the birth, and now I'm 13 weeks along with baby #2 and dreading it's return :)
3/30/10 6:49 A
I had the same thing since I was about 25 weeks along. i stopped working at 30 weeks because of it (medical leave).
After dealing with the severe pain for so long, I broke down at about 34 weeks and went to a chiropractor and within a few visits... I COULD WALK... almost pain free. I found a chiropractor who specializes in the Webster technique which is for pregnancy.
I used to be scared of chiro and now i look forward to my appts as it not only helps the pain but should keep my hips aligned for a *hopefully* smoother delivery.
3/2/10 8:27 P
From about 30 weeks on (I'm 37 weeks now), I've been having severe pubic symphysis pain. It's at the point where moving at all - me or the baby! - causes this horrible pain. My doctor had me get a support belt when it first started, but I had to stop using it since it made it worse. The baby just turned this week, and the pain has, of course, just gotten worse. I can barely walk around my own house. I'm pretty sure it's just my ligaments and hormones, and it will go away after I have the baby. But what really worries me is actually going through labor and having to push. I can barely sit on the couch or go to the bathroom without hurting, so I'm really nervous about actually putting stress on that joint! My doctor says the pain I have is not normal, but "common," but I'm tempted to ask if I can have a c-section so that nothing gets damaged permanently. Has anyone had severe pubic pain and then had a normal vaginal delivery?
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