Audrey Roloff from LPBW Opens up about Dealing with SPD Following Her Second Child's Birth
Giving birth is not an easy feat, and "Little People, Big World" star Audrey Roloff knows it firsthand. She has been dealing with Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction ever since her second child was born.
Audrey, who has been married to Jeremy Roloff since September 2015, gave birth to a son named Bode James back on January 8, 2020. As she described in an Instagram post, everything went as planned as the baby was born on his due date.
The couple met back in January 2010 through mutual friends.
AUDREY'S POSTPARTUM ISSUE
Unfortunately, as a result of giving birth naturally, she has been dealing with Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD). According to Healthline, it happens during pregnancy as the pelvic joints get stiff or move unevenly.
Thankfully, the condition is not harmful to the baby, but it could be quite painful for the mother and in some cases, it could even affect mobility.
On February 10, only a month after giving birth, Audrey uploaded to her Instagram account a photo showing her holding onto a baby stroller where her eldest child, Ember, was sitting and posing for the pic with her arms up.
The youngest child, Bode, didn't appear in the image as a blanket covered his seat. While the post was quite cute, Audrey pointed out in the caption that her SPD was affecting her routine.
She confessed that all she could do at that point was take a short walk around the Roloff Farm and that she hoped she could heal fast to do different activities. Audrey added:
"I'm so eager to get Ember girl on skis this winter/spring, and I can't wait to start running again! [Jeremy] is training for a half, and it's making me so jealous lately."
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A walk around the farm is about all I can do these days😅 (thank you symphysis pubis disfunction🙈) I’m really hoping my pelvic bones can heal back soon because I’m so eager to get Ember girl on skis this winter/spring⛷and I can’t wait to start running again!🏃🏽♀️Jer is training for a half, and it’s making me so jealous lately😫
SHE'S LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BETTER
A few weeks after posting that photo, the 28-year-old member of the Roloff family talked to Us Weekly to share more details on her condition, pointing out that the separation of her pelvis was normal due to labor and pregnancy.
However, her case is different as her pelvis has not gone back to where it should, meaning that her hips and public bone "just hurt really bad." She also admitted to feeling "a lot more hip pain this time" compared to her first pregnancy.
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Fortunately, the pain is "totally bearable." According to Matt and Amy Roloff's daughter-in-law, she can walk "fine," but things get more intense when she goes up and down the stairs, stands on one leg, or walks long distances.
Finally, Audrey admitted to getting an X-ray on the day of the interview to check for how long she'd need to rest so that her pubis gets fully recovered.
AUDREY AND JEREMY'S WEDDING
Nowadays, Audrey and Jeremy Roloff are still in a beautiful relationship while focusing their time on raising their two children in the best possible way.
The couple met back in January 2010 through mutual friends who arranged a blind date for them. Several aspects of their relationship were addressed in "Little People, Big World," including that first date.
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We went on our first date night since having Bode last night❤️ Oh heyyy handsome Valentine👋🏻 @jeremyroloff Our babysitter snapped a photo of us before we left because it’s the first time we’ve dressed up in a while😉(yes I would consider this dressed up😂) and of course Ember wanted to photobomb in her “Santa dress.” I also love that the background of this photo very clearly screams mom and dad😅But I will say... mom and dad still know how to have an epic date night😜 I whipped out the ole’ classic red lipstick for Valentine’s Day and Ember wanted some😉 (swipe right)Now she is begging me for more red lips to match her red nails😘
Audrey confessed that she thought Jeremy was "cute" as soon as he saw him for the first time. However, she didn't picture a future with him. Jeremy agreed with his now-wife and pointed out that it wasn't "love at first sight."
In fact, they were just friends for a couple of years before actually pursuing a romantic relationship. In March 2014, Jeremy proposed, and the couple tied the knot on September 20, 2015.
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MARRIAGES OF THE "LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD" STARS
Following the family tradition, the ceremony took place at the Roloff Farm. The weddings of Matt and Amy's four children were held on the family property.
The first marriage was that of Tori and Zach Roloff (July 2015). Then, it was time for Audrey and Jeremy. In August 2017, Joel and Molly Roloff walked down the aisle. Finally, Isabel and Jacob Roloff exchanged vows in September 2019.
Getting married at the farm of the Roloff Family is apparently quite auspicious as the four couples are still together nowadays and doing well with their lives.
As per the 20th season of "Little People, Big World," it is expected to premiere on March 31. It is very likely to show Tori's pregnancy, Amy and Chris Marek's engagement, Matt and Caryn Chandler's romance, and many more details of the Roloff family.
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