Can you give birth with SPD?

SPD isn’t medically harmful to your baby, and most women with the condition are still able to deliver vaginally. However, chronic pain can lead to sadness or even depression, which is sometimes thought to negatively affect your baby.

Does labour hurt more with SPD?

If you’re prepared, and get good advice and support, symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD) shouldn’t cause you problems during labour. You’re unlikely to be offered an induction or a caesarean section purely because you have SPD.

Does SPD mean Labor is near?

Symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD), or pelvic girdle pain (PGP), happens when the ligaments that normally keep your pelvic bone aligned during pregnancy become too relaxed and stretchy soon before birth (as delivery nears, things are supposed to start loosening up).

Can I have an elective C section due to SPD?

A Caesearean section isn’t recommended unless the SPD is so severe that a woman’s hips won’t bend or there are other problems in the pregnancy. Certain labour positions may aggravate the symptoms and you should discuss this with your midwife who’ll suggest ways to make you more comfortable during labour.

When does SPD usually start in pregnancy?

The onset of pregnancy-related SPD can vary, with 74% in a first pregnancy and 12% in the first trimester, 34% in the second trimester and 52% in the third trimester. Women who develop SPD during pregnancy generally have a good prognosis, as delivery is usually curative.

Does SPD require bed rest?

The symptoms: This is called symphyseal separation or diastasis of the symphysis pubis and can be acutely painful. Bed rest and heat are usually prescribed to manage this, with orthopaedic and physiotherapy assessments required.

Why does SPD hurt so much?

In people with SPD, the ligaments become stretchy or relaxed, which leads to instability of the pelvic joint, causing discomfort. SPD can lead to significant pain and affect a person’s quality of life. However, both medical treatments and home remedies may provide symptom relief.

How long does it take for SPD to go after birth?

A separated pubic symphysis can take 3 to 8 months to heal on its own. For most women with this condition, pain or discomfort lingers for about 2 months after childbirth.

Can SPD continue after pregnancy?

SPD pain will probably persist after delivery. “Your hormones don’t return to normal levels after you give birth. And the pain is usually worse if you don’t address it in pregnancy, because you never strengthen your muscles,” says Shaheed.

What is a split pelvis during pregnancy?

What is diastasis symphysis pubis? Diastasis symphysis pubis (DSP) means that the pubic joint is separated too far. The space between the pelvic bones normally widens about 2 to 3 millimeters (mm) during pregnancy, but sometimes it widens even further and becomes unstable.

How do you fix SPD in pregnancy?

How to Deal With Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction

  1. Wearing a pelvic support belt.
  2. Resting.
  3. Applying ice and/or heat.
  4. Getting a massage.
  5. Using supportive pillows while you rest or sleep.
  6. Taking pain relief medications.
  7. Doing Kegel exercises to help strengthen your pelvic floor.