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    Question Sore crotch at 27 weeks?

    Just wondering if this is happening/ happened to anyone else here? I remember it happening with DD but it seemed like it might have started later, or more after taking more vigorous daily walks with our dog.

    Is there anything I should be worried about? I have a dr.'s appt. on Tuesday, so I can ask him, too. It's not like I'm really exercising (it's too hot and I get too tired to take stroller walks with DD), or doing anything that would cause it to be sore, other than keeping up with my toddler (I'm a SAHM). But it's sore when I get up from laying down in the evening, middle of the night (to go to the bathroom), and when I get up for the day.

    Any thoughts?

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    That definitely sounds like round ligament pain. I'm closing in on 27 weeks myself here, and I've been experiencing the pain for months, but I understand that the time for onset can vary widely. It's just more painful ligament wonderfulness from everything down their stretching and moving around. My soreness depends a lot on how active I am in a day (I need just the right amount of activity), and I think there's no escaping the night and morning ligament pain. If your body has been "cold" and not moving, that ligament gets used to not having to do anything. And it can be *very* slow about responding to your need to move. I find that the only real way to mitigate the discomfort is to be aware of it, and to get out of bed slowly in the morning, put both my feet on the ground before standing, and then take a pause before actually walking. That helps a lot. When I change positions in bed at night, I also have to do that slowly and cautiously. You get used to it.

    You should still talk about it with your doctor, but I'd bet dollars to donuts that's what it is.

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    Round ligament pain would not be in your crotch. The ligaments are attached to the sides of your pelvic girdle.

    What it could be is SPD or pubis symphysis dysfunction. It starts acting up when your pelvis starts relaxing & your pubis symphysis separates. It will act up more when you lift or are more active physically. It may even bother you doing things like getting out of bed or bending down. If it's that & you discuss it with your doctor, he/she will prescribe Physical Therapy if you want.

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    I beg to differ about it potentially being round ligament pain: http://www.americanpregnancy.org/pre...ndligament.htm

    My sister and I both had round ligament pain, and we both experienced it most acutely in the groin.

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    That link says SOME women EVEN experience it in the groin. That means it isn't very common. Regardless, she should definitely check with her doctor.

    Actually, maybe your crotch pain is this: http://www.birthsource.com/scripts/a...?articleid=189. It certainly sounds like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swissair81 View Post
    What it could be is SPD or pubis symphysis dysfunction. It starts acting up when your pelvis starts relaxing & your pubis symphysis separates. It will act up more when you lift or are more active physically. It may even bother you doing things like getting out of bed or bending down. If it's that & you discuss it with your doctor, he/she will prescribe Physical Therapy if you want.


    would be my bet

    i actually had pain from lifting one leg at a time to put on pants

    it can be extremely painful. get a script for PT!!
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    I think (??) I had something similar . . . not sure about crotch but very low, certainly in the region.

    My OB said that subsequent pregnancies tend to carry lower unless you actively rebuild the muscles via pilates, pelvic floor exercises, etc. in between pregnancies. The baby being lower and muscles being weaker puts more pressure on that area.

    My discomfort with this has come and gone. So, don't despair that you have 13 more weeks straight of it. But, overall, there has been a difference, perhaps esp. because with DS I went in as someone who did pilates regularly and my muscles were so strong that poor DS barely seemed to move in there the entire pregnancy! Uh, not the case now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sste View Post
    My OB said that subsequent pregnancies tend to carry lower unless you actively rebuild the muscles via pilates, pelvic floor exercises, etc. in between pregnancies. The baby being lower and muscles being weaker puts more pressure on that area.
    Really? I wish that was true for me. I always carry high. I wouldn't mind carrying baby a little lower down.

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    I had the same problem around the same time, but it seemed more like just sore muscles. For me, too, nothing seemed to make it especially worse. It was just sore all.the.time. I dealt with it on and off for a while but it seemed to get much better toward the end of my pregnancy. What helped me was a lot of warm baths, which I know is difficult to do when you already have a LO.

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    My OB told me I was an anomaly for carrying very high with my 3rd pregnancy (this kid is being grown pretty much between my boobs!) I remember having kind of a weird crotch pain, not shooting but just uncomfortable, at the end of my 2nd pregnancy. Not sure what causes it, but it was not fun.
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