How To Deal With Pelvic and Pubic Bone PainI remember have pelvic bone pain toward the end of my pregnancy, especially when walking up stairs. Pubic bone pain occurs because your body is carrying more weight and the pelvic joints get looser so they can move in relation to one another.
This pain can start during pregnancy even in the first trimester but frequently occurs later in pregnancy. It can be worse when laying down on your back or getting up after sitting for a long time. It can also hurt when you try to move your legs apart. This condition can cause pain that shoots down your leg or it can be felt in the hips, back, and buttocks. It can alternate sides or be felt on both sides.
So What Can You Do For Pelvic/Pubic Bone Pain In Pregnancy?
- First, there are support belts that can be worn safely. You may need to consult your doctor or physical therapist.
- When you are walking, you may need to arch your back slightly
- When sitting, try sitting on a fitball (large exercise ball)
- Avoid heavy lifting
- Avoid heavy pushing
- Sleep on a softer surface