Aaliyah J Follow 2 Years

I just had my baby boy on December 23rd and every since we left the hospital I've been having real bad pelvic bone pain and the medicine isn't seeming to help with that pain. It's so hard to get out of bed cause of the pain and to walk normal cause of the pain. It even hurts to turn on my sides or back cause of the pain. It just hurts really bad in that area period. I never had this problem after I had my other two children. Has anyone else have pelvic bone pain after delivery and or what sh

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Dani S Follow 2 Years

Hi Mama,

Sorry to hear you're going through this, it must suck big time!

I never had this experience but I did a quick google search and found this...

Separated pubic symphysis

The left and right bones of your pelvic girdle are joined at the front by a narrow section of cartilage and ligament. This is called the pubic symphysis, or symphysis pubis. As the pelvic bones loosen during pregnancy, the pubic symphysis can temporarily separate. This is not a dangerous condition. But it can be painful.

You can feel the pubic symphysis by pressing on your lower front pelvic bone, just above your genital area. Your health professional can tell when it is separated or misaligned simply by pressing on it. During pregnancy and after childbirth, you can realign your pubic symphysis by lying back on your elbows and squeezing a pillow between your raised knees. This is likely to temporarily relieve pain and pressure.

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.

Fractured coccyx

During childbirth, pressure from the baby's head can fracture the coccyx, or tailbone. A fractured coccyx can be quite painful and symptoms can take months to subside. Many women gain relief after about 2 months of physical therapy, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and ice. If your pain is severe and prolonged, talk to your health professional about pain medicine.

It might be worth it for you to talk to your doctor. 

Hope this helps! Best of luck xx


A pelvic floor physiotherapist should be able to help!n

Thank you

Chrissie T Follow 2 Years

I had this !! it was so painful to walk or move and I was given crutches by my midwife!  As others have said it is likely to be Separated pubic symphysis...the ligaments around your pelvics bones have had to stretch to accommodate your baby and now they have the painful task of contracting back to place again.  My recommendation is a double whammy of  ibuprofen and paracetamol and taking it easy.  It should heal on its own, if you feel the need to use crutches then go for it!

Jennifer R Follow 2 Years

Now that its been a month I'm wondering if you are feeling better. I had pain like that too, but not as severe as you. It helped me to sleep with a pillow between my legs. It sure hurt to get up after sitting. It took me several months to get back to normal. It slowly got better, but I would say about a year when I realized I wasn't extremely stiff anymore. Good luck!

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