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.
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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.
This is when PGP can impact on your daily activities:
1. Single legged activities
3. Rolling over in bed
4. Walking up stairs
5. Getting in and out of the car
2. High BMI
3. Weak pelvic floor muscles
6. Rapid weight gain
It is important that you continue to strengthen your pelvic floor throughout your pregnancy. This is why you receive a guided weekly pregnancy workout plan that includes pelvic floor exercises.
When you take smaller steps you will decrease the shearing forces through your pelvis which can help manage your pain by decreasing the stress at your pelvic joints.
When you do this, you can decrease the pressure through the front of your pelvis as well as avoiding twisting movements through the back of your pelvis.
This will help to decrease the shearing forces at your pelvis during single leg standing.
Try propping your feet up on a foot stool and make sure your bottom us right back in the chair.
I have numerous tips and videos on how to maintain correct posture. You can get these for free when you sign-up for a free trial of PregActive.com
Always bend with your hips and knees while keeping the natural curve in your back.
If you do need to sit on the floor, then try to sit on a stool rather than cross legged.
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