Pregnancy Related Pain
Around 1 in 5 women experience pain in their back, pelvis, or hips, during pregnancy. This is called Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) but was formerly known as symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD)
PGP covers a wide range of symptoms with some women having very mild discomfort and some women having severe pain and finding everyday tasks difficult. Having PGP does not mean that there is a serious problem with your health, the safety of your pregnancy, or your ability to have a normal delivery.
Many women find that exercises and lifestyle changes improve their pain. Most women find that PGP resolves after delivery.
In these pages you will find some advice and links to other websites with helpful information.