• Symphysis pubis dysfunction has been making it hard for Diana Marua to walk around or even turn in bed.
• She was expectant with her third child.
Former aspiring Mathare MP Kevin Bahati has revealed the whereabouts of his wife Diana Marua.
Marua has been missing in action after sharing a cryptic post on her socials, talking about being in darkness.
The message was of a dove and a dark background followed by the caption
"Only in the Darkness, Can you see the Stars "
In an interview with Nairobi News, Bahati said that his wife Diana is not doing OK.
He However stated that he was not at liberty to reveal what was ailing Diana at the moment.
Diana had earlier opened up on battling from a condition known as Symphysis pubis dysfunction.
The condition makes it hard for her to move around especially during pregnancy as a woman experiences pain in her Pelvic area
Even when I am at 7 or 8 months, I can't walk. Baha has to turn me. That is what I was looking back at that was depressing me and cause I wasn't prepared, I wasn't ready to get back to that journey. But I am good now."
"The pain is still there. I struggle walking but I can't complain much. I have a condition called Symphysis pubis dysfunction, where a lot of pressure is exerted on my pelvis."
According to Health Line, Symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD) is a group of symptoms that cause discomfort in the pelvic region
It usually occurs during pregnancy, when pelvic joints become stiff or move unevenly.
It can occur both at the front and back of your pelvis. SPD is also sometimes referred to as pelvic girdle pain.
Different people experience different symptoms for SPD.
These symptoms are determined by severity and presentation of the condition.
The most commonly experienced symptoms are:
- pain in the front center of your pubic bone
- pain in your lower back on one or both sides
- pain in your perineum, the area between the anus and vagina
The pain sometimes travels to your thighs, and you might also hear or feel a grinding or clicking sound in your pelvis.
The pain is often more obvious when you’re:
- using stairs
- putting your weight on one leg
- turning over in your bed
It might also be challenging to widen your legs. This can make daily tasks such as getting out of bed, getting dressed, or getting in and out of a car difficult.
Below are things that can make the pain worse if you are already experiencing SPD.
- putting your weight on only one leg
- twisting and bending while lifting
- carrying a child on your hip
- crossing your legs
- sitting on the floor
- sitting in a twisted position
- standing or sitting for long periods of time
- lifting heavy loads, such as wet laundry, shopping bags, or a toddler
- pushing heavy objects, such as a shopping cart
- carrying anything in only one hand
How can it be treated?
- Supportive equipment such as crutches or pelvic support belts.
The good things is that the pain reduces once the baby is born and the condition has no effect on the baby.
It however makes it hard for one to have a vaginal birth.