New ACOG Opinion on Exercise in the Childbearing Year

http://donainternational.org/2015/12/10/new-acog-opinion-on-exercise-in-the-childbearing-year/

(click link to read)

“…physical activity in pregnancy is safe and desirable, and pregnant women should be encouraged to continue or to initiate safe physical activities.” — ACOG Committee Opinion, Physical Activity and Exercise in Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period

Good news!

 

My pelvis is going to split in half!

http://www.homesteadingdoula.com/blog/2015/10/4/my-pelvis-is-going-to-split-in-half-symphysis-pubis-dysfunction

GREAT info on how to prevent and relieve Symphsysis Pubis Dysfunction. (click link to read)

Why does it hurt to roll over in bed?

It shouldn’t!

Why does my pelvis feel like it’s on fire when I’m trying to put on pants?

It shouldn’t!

Why does every.single.step I take HURT?!

It shouldn’t!

A lot of pregnant women are afraid their pelvis is going to split in half during labor. For most women, this is just a laughable, irrational thought. But for some women, it’s a real possibility! Symphsysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) is a serious, and I would hazard to say grossly under-diagnosed and under-reported, issue. We’ll start with the basics, then move on to solutions. If you’ve wondered any of the above, it’s possible you might be dealing with SPD.  If you’re here because you know you have SPD and don’t need the background, feel free to jump right down for SPD solutions.