Is anyone still out there on this discussion? I was told thatmy pubic bone separated after the birth of my first son.It was confirmed by an x-ray taken 24 hrs. after the birth thatshowed my bone was still separated 12mm.From reading the comments here and from my 7yrs. of experience since this happened - it seems that there needs to be a HUGE distinction made between the stretching of the cartilage in the pubic bone (which usually happens during pregnancy) and theactual separation of the bone which usually happens at one traumatic instance. For myself for example, while I was pregnant I NEVER had a moment of pain - may be discomfort but never PAIN! Then boom - at the birth and after I was in excruciating pain.