I finally have a name for the pain I’ve been calling “getting kicked in the crotch”. It’s Symphysis pubic dysfunction (SPD) and apparently it’s fairly common. Unfortunately this article doesn’t offer any ideas on how to STOP the pain besides giving birth. At least during labor you get an epidural, I’ve just had to deal with the SPD for the last four months. E has stopped paying attention when I moan and complain, even when I threaten to kick him in the crotch so he can experience what I’ve been going through. I know it’s been said before, but if MEN were responsible for carrying the future of our species, the human race would have been doomed. Most dudes wouldn’t last 9 weeks pregnant, let alone 9 months.

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