Crotch pain...OUCH!! sardine_milkshake Texas 86 posts
Oct 24th '07
I'm 35 weeks pregnant and for the past few days I've been having "crotch" pain. It hurts in the area between my upper thighs and my actual crotch. It's painful to walk and sit down. Just getting into bed hurts. Has anyone else experienced this?

It feels like muscle pain or something. All I can figure is that it's from sitting indian style, but I've always done that and it's never hurt before. Does anyone have an idea of why I have this pain?

Thanks in advance!
CLH Due April 30 (boy); Texas 1 posts
Feb 15th '10

I'm having the same problem. I am currently 29 weeks, but have been having pain since my 28th week. I have a doctors appointment coming up & I plan on asking him what causes this. It started off with just my hips & lower back hurting, but now my entire crotch area is in pain. It's hard to get up & move around. It does seem to help when I take a warm bath, but only temporarily. I'm sure it will only get worse the further along I get - which I am NOT looking forward to. BUT the good news is, I'm almost done! Just looking forward to being pain free & having my baby boy here :)

DaniellaEllaElla Due August 5 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Greenville, NC, United States 15131 posts
Feb 15th '10

Really? Bumping up a 3 year old thread? :lol:

rachelpreggo Due March 18 (twins); Sydney, Australia 20 posts
Feb 15th '10
Quoting sardine_milkshake:
Shayna Gernack Due June 12; Alberta 1 posts
Jan 25th '11

I'm 20 weeks and I have the same pain. I really wish it would go away it makes it hard to do stuff with my other two children as well as all my house work. There is alot of time it feels like I have a foot pushing hard down there

Kristie Ashley Gilbert 2 kids; Iowa 30 posts
Aug 26th '12

I'm almost 30 weeks and I have the same thing going on. It almost feels like something is trying to come out but there is nothing that really is coming out. It's not pleasant that's for sure. I have a history of pre-term labor so when I started having those pain I freaked out and called my doctor. he said it was normal, and that he would check me out at my next appointment.

danielle.julian.18 Due December 25 (girl); Japan 1 posts
Oct 14th '13

I just figured I'd post this in case any one else is dealing with this annoying pain along with all the other joys you get during pregnancy....

What is symphysis pubis dysfunction?The two halves of your pelvis are connected at the front by a stiff joint called the symphysis pubis. This joint is strengthened by a dense network of tough, flexible tissues, called ligaments. To help your baby pass through your pelvis as easily as possible, your body produces a hormone called relaxin, which softens the ligaments.
As a result, these joints move more during and just after pregnancy, causing inflammation and pain, known as symphysis pubis dysfunction or SPD.

A related condition is diastasis symphysis pubis (DSP), in which the gap in the pubic joint widens too far. The average gap between the bones in a non-pregnant woman is between 4mm and 5mm, and during pregnancy it's normal for this gap to widen by 2mm or 3mm. If the gap is 10mm or more, DSP is diagnosed. It's rare, and can only be identified by X-ray.

There is also a few tips that can help......