I am 16 weeks +5 days pregnant. I have been pregnant 3 times previously with no success - diagnosed with blood clotting problem. So when I started to feel sore, I ignored it as it was not the super worrying pain that I was terrified of.
I have a family history of pelvic girdle pain (or symphysis pubis dysfunction as it was called) and so when I mentioned how I felt, I instantly got an answer from my mum (after 2 weeks of pain between the legs and shooting down one leg when moving).
So I called the midwife - who was quite understanding but told me that only GPs can refer to physiotherapy now. When I saw the GP I was told to only worry about UTIs or miscarriage and, although there is no discomfort when urinating and no back pain I agreed to have tests for UTIs. I was in severe pain for 40 minutes after swab was taken because of how far apart my legs went. So I was told to not go in to work until the results come back and if it is all clear then do not worry.
Spoke to midwife again who offered to send me an information leaflet and said to try the GP again, explaining about physiotherapy as a referral takes time and sooner treatment is better.
I then saw a different GP who told me that discomfort is normal and physiotherapy is "not an option" while pregnant - maybe a referral after giving birth is an option. He also told me that by taking painkillers I am risking my baby's life and if it is really that bad to go to A&E and see a gynaecologist.
So now, I cannot go to the bathroom in my house as it is upstairs and the pain is so severe when walking upstairs that I lose control of my bladder (and sometimes throw up).
I have had to give up on the idea of working because I cannot even stand up straight and have quite an active job. I get sore laying down in any position and so I am not sleeping well.
I cannot find a local physiotherapist who mentions pelvic pain or treating pregnant women on their information.
So should I keep harassing the GP, try to move to a different area (lovely family, partner might not agree though), try finding a private physiotherapist who will travel or give in and do the bed rest/not moving thing for 20 weeks?