I originally injured my pubic symphysis with the birth of my first child. It felt like my bones were splitting apart and I was sore for about 6 months afterwards.
With my second pregnancy 4 years later, I was running to catch a bus at 34 weeks and really tore the same spot. I could not move for two weeks at which time the pain was manageable. I was able to give birth vaginally at home in a birth pool.
With this my third pregnancy I was afraid because of my previous experiences and was being extra careful in a precautionary sort of way. By 18 weeks I was in terrible pain, could not walk or stand for more than 20 minutes at a time, had awful pain turning in bed, could not stand on one leg, had difficulty lifting my leg to get in the shower, etc.
The great herbalist Susun Weed recommended (about 3 weeks ago) Teasel tincture, which is for "internal tears that are hard to get at," and comfrey infusion (the other name for Comfrey is Knit Bone). Within 3 days of taking the Teasel (15 drops 3x a day) I started seeing improvement. Now I am 31 weeks and feeling almost no pain at all and can move more quickly and efficiently than I could at 18 weeks when the baby was so much smaller. I am amazed and thrilled that these remedies are working so incredibly well and thought that other women should know about them.
… Common Ground Fair in Maine. http://www.mofga.org/
I have tried to get them to get Susun as a guest speaker because I have seen her many times and cannot begin to say what she makes a person feel like leaving her class. Her energy and love for her cause is so refreshing.
Again I thank her and all on her team,