Small movement, separation or inflammation at your pubic symphysis, located between your pubic bones, can be a big pain in the pelvis. During pregnancy, some separation is normal, but excessive separation can make simple things like going up a flight of stairs, getting in and out of a car, and even walking really difficult. If your separation is really bad, your OB or midwife may keep you on bedrest. Because you have enough things to deal with during your pregnancy and after birth, here are a few simple things you can do to decrease your pubic symphysis pain.
If you have a baby or are close to someone that has had a baby, you’ve probably heard the term “diastatis rectus abdominis (DRA).” You may know it has something to do with your abdominal muscle but that is as far as your knowledge goes. Let’s clarify a few things here.