Peek is out of town until early next week. I don't know if she will make it to the library on her vacation, but I will let her know her presence is requested ; )
Anyway, your doc is right. As your pregnancy progresses, relaxin is released into your system causing all of your joints to loosen to prepare for the rest fo your pregnancy and delivery. One of the main areas that needs to expand is your hips and the pubic area causes the most pain.
You will want to keep this in mind as your pregnancy progresses. Pregnant women are prone to injury in their joints as a result of relaxin production. As you go on, you may also notice sciatica pain going down your bottom as well as an almost constant ache in your pelvis as the round ligaments continue to stretch to support your expanding uterus.
My advice is to invest in a good body pillow (or two, in fact brylanehome.com has pregnancy pillows on clearance!) and warm baths helped me the most.
whoo hoo - warm baths - that's some advice I can take - thanks for the great advice Andi - at this point, anything helps. I thought at first I had pulled a muscle as the discomfort comes and goes. I have been reading some articles as well that chiropractic care can help with some relief - so I think I'll call my chiropractor on Monday and see what he can do. I just figure it can't hurt anymore then it already does. Thanks again for the great advice!
thanks Andi, I was wondering where peek was!!!!!!!
She is getting some much needed R&R, she sounded so relaxed today versus the stress I have heard in her voice for the last few weeks. She should be back early next week, with her laptop on tow : )
I hoe you get some relief. I have a herniated disk in my low back and pregnancy was especially tough on me. I took warm baths and slept with 2 body pillows to help. Tylenol occasionally offered minimal relief. In the end it is worth it ; )
thank you! Im glad she is resting!