I am pleased to announce that Mom didn’t wake Dad up with a scream of pain one single time last night. For the first time in I can’t remember how long, Mom made it through an entire night without popping her pubis symphysis joint once!
Mom has been sleeping almost exclusively on her right side for weeks now. Pregnant women are supposed to avoid sleeping flat on their backs because that can put too much pressure on their Vena Cava and cause all kinds of problems. After a few hours, Mom always wakes up with severe knee, hip, and shoulder pain on the right side and when she tries to adjust she inevitably pops her Pubis Symphysis joint. Mom used to be able to roll over to her left side for some relieve during the last few hours of sleep but now the SPD is making that nearly impossible.
However, last night Mom and Dad propped Mom up with pillows so she could sleep on her back in a reclined position and it worked! Mom did have to change positions a few hours before it was time to wake up because her hips did start to ache but it was much easier to sleep on her side for just a couple of hours at the end of the night then it had been to spend the majority of the night on her side. Hopefully this reclined position will work out for the rest of the pregnancy.