The PGP should go post-delivery - sometimes the hormones you release while breastfeeding keep it going a bit. With hindsight I might have stopped running a bit sooner but I was just stubborn enough to think I could run through it. Trouble is that the pain is not immediate but comes on a few hours after exercise. I was sore after the swimming yesterday so am going to have to put less effort into the legs and do 90% in the arms when I go again. I'm also going to leave it til Thurs instead of going tomorrow as planned.
Some of the pregnancy yoga I was doing was inadvertently aggravating it too. I have had to accept a lot of limitations. Will all be worth it in the end!
I am excited but very apprehensive at same time. We've waited 8 years to get to this point so am scared of something going wrong at the last minute. Being on mat leave helps a lot though. Sitting at a desk for 8 hours a day does nothing for a bad back!
Haven't been on here for a while. I had to stop my running at 28w (am now 35+2) because of some pretty bad right sacro-iliac pain which developed into more general PGP - saw the physio who again was lovely and encouraging about how much i had done up to now and that it would have happened anyway (I am a bit hypermobile). Had the giant tubigrip and S-I joint mobilising exercises to do and I have had to stop work. I started swimming and I too was crap at front crawl initially but without being able to do breast-stroke I have just had to get better at it. With practice and some coaching from my dad I can do a pretty decent attempt - it's hard work though but at least I feel like I am getting a work out and it doesn't aggravate the SPD. I am so worried that my pelvis will be worse post-delivery and my plans to get back to running in time for the GMR in May will be trashed. Core and pelvic floor ++, carrying on with the swimming and getting out for walks with Jnr and with a bit of luck I'll be back pounding the asphalt by January
Can't help thinking if it was that critical not to lie on your back then evolution would've done something about it by now or the human race wouldn't have go this far! It does affect blood volumes returning to the heart to a point (they put a wedge under your right hip in obstetric theatre) but I can't believe it really affects blood flow to the baby to any significant degree (the placenta's pretty good at preserving its blood supply). "If it makes you feel dizzy to do it then stop" was what my midwife told me but I am forever waking up having slept on my back all night. Better reason not do to that is it makes the snoring worse so my other half prefers if I sleep on my side....
I get a peculiar looking prism shaped abdomen when I do plank exercises at the moment but no definite divarication. I'm just wary as looked after a mum who never managed to get her recti back together after her third (she was a keen runner) - you could get three fingers between them *shudders*