The human body is amazing. Throughout pregnancy your body releases relaxin, a hormone that relaxes the ligaments around the pelvis. This helps your body prepare to birth your baby, as it will eventually allow your pelvis to expand as your baby is born.
But some women find that this loosening can lead to pains during your pregnancy.
Pelvic girdle pain (or symphysis pubis dysfunction) is an umbrella term for pain in pregnancy in any of these areas:
- The front of your pubic bone (basically in the middle of your two hip bones)
- In your lower back, on one or both sides
- In your perineum, between your vagina and anus.
Here are some homeopathic remedies that can help prevent and treat pelvic gridle pain. As always, look up the full remedy picture before deciding on a remedy. For advice on how to decide on a remedy go here.
A backache that moves around. Pains are hot like lightning. It feels like the spine and legs are weak, and may give out. Worse on walking. There is a bruised pain in the sacrum and hips.
Calcarea Flourica, Cell Salt
Calc flour is excellent for improving the elasticity of tissues. You can take this cell salt as part of the pregnancy cell salt protocol, which helps support the development of your baby and replenish nutrients in high demand during pregnancy (details here). Or Calc flour can be taken on its own. If you have a history of pelvic girdle pain from previous pregnancies, I suggest taking this cell salt throughout all trimesters to help support off support.
The pain is sharp and cutting, with a weak feeling in your lower back. Sudden sharp pains going up and down the thighs and back. Pains in the buttocks, thighs and hip joints. You may just want to give up and lie down.
Stiffness in the joints, that limbers up with movement. Pain and stiffness in the lower back. Better when lying on a hard surface or bending backwards. Worse when sitting down. The coccyx may ache into the thighs.
If you haven’t seen relief following using remedies for the pain, why not book a free chat to see how I can support you.