I want to share with you the best pelvic girdle pain exercises to help with pain relief. As always, please seek help from your Physical Therapist or health care professional.
You don't have to accept pelvic girdle pain as a part of your pregnancy. But did you know that it's so common that 25% of pregnant women will suffer from some kind of PGP through their pregnancy. We call this pregnancy-related PGP.
And approximately 7-10% of cases can continue with pain after childbirth.
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While it may impact on you, it will not affect your baby in any way.
PGP can be managed throughout your pregnancy and most PGP recovers completely after childbirth. However, approximately 7-10% of cases can continue with pain. This is when you should book in an appointment with your physical therapists or physiotherapist.
Pelvic Girdle Pain (or PGP) refers to pain around the pelvis, usually focusing at your two sacroiliac joints, groin and your pubic symphysis. The pain can often refer down your legs into your thighs and also into your lower back.
If you experience pelvic pain in pregnancy then please seek medical help. Your physical therapist will be able to help you with your pelvic girdle pain (PGP) or symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD).
Many women find their pelvic pain is worse at night when pregnant. This reason for this may be due to the fact that your buttock muscles (main stabilisers for your pelvis) are less active at night-time as they are in a resting position. The pain may also be attributed to your sleeping position as your joints may be in a more vulnerable position.
If you experience groin pain while pregnant, you are not alone! Unfortunately it may become more intense as you enter the late stages of your pregnancy. Ligament pain and vaginal issues are common causes of groin pain during pregnancy.
The pubic symphysis is a joint that sits between the left and right pubic bones.
When pregnant, the ligaments and muscles that support the joint relax and stretch to accommodate the growing uterus and fetus.
This causes the pubic symphysis to become unstable which can result in symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD).
As a result you may experience the following: