Pelvic Girdle Pains| What you need to know!
Hello guys! I know its been a minute since I posted here.
I hope everyone has been keeping well and have been well! So this time around we are discussing an encounter I had a few weeks back. Just two weeks after my amnoscentesis, I started developing pains in my womb and pelvic area. This made movement quite difficult and even sleepless nights. It was the most painful experience thus far into my pregnancy and after 24hours I decided to call the Midwife triage that assists on such cases at Peterborough City Hospital.
I as initially advised to take painkillers, this however didn't change anything. My pains got worse to the extent I was in tears.
By day 3 I ended up in hospital as my local doctor couldn't diagnose what the issue was and the urine test had come back clear. So I was sent to the midwife triage to be checked over and even after waiting for two hours to be seen, the urine sample came back clear. My lower abdomen was really sore and it was very difficult to get up and sit down. The pain was consistent and at intervals too. To cut long story short after listening to baby's heartbeat that was normal, the doctors decided to give me antibiotics just in case there was indeed a UTI.
Further conversations with fellow pregnant women going through the same led to the conclusion that I may have been suffering from Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction which is a common thing during pregnancy. The. more I read about the symptoms the more I was convinced it was not a UTI but SPD or popularly known as Pelvic Girdle Pains wich is commonly experienced at 16 weeks.
Read more about SPD here