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Pelvic related pain in Pregnancy

Pelvic related pain in Pregnancy

Pregnancy Related Pelvic Girdle Pain (PPGP) ?? 

Pregnancy is a wonderful time for many women. However, for 1 in 5, it can be uncomfortable, painful and often distressing. The term PGP is a term used to describe pain in the front, back or sides of your pelvis. ?

It is often related to the joints of the pelvis. Women commonly describe pain when turning over in bed, getting into and out of a car, standing on one leg when getting dressed or undressed and walking, especially on stairs. 

Everyday activities can be affected and for some, it can cause great anxiety. 
The good news is that for most women, the pains just disappear when baby is born. It can also be eased with early intervention. Some simple advice from your midwife or doctor can be reassuring. 

Sit down to get dressed and undressed. 

Turn under instead of over, in bed. 

Sit on your car seat and then bring both legs in together. 

Sometimes these tips are enough and the discomfort is manageable. 

But, if not, a referral to a pelvic health physiotherapist can be hugely valuable. 

Here at BOP, we have Dee Woodcock, our Physiotherapist, who has worked with pregnant women in the NHS for over 15 years. She has been part of our team here for over 8 years. She will spend an hour listening, explaining, reassuring, assessing and treating you. Sometimes this is enough and you will be equipped to manage your own body. Occasionally, more than one session might be required.

There are some excellent tips in this booklet produced by Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP) 

Link https://pogp.csp.org.uk/system/files/publication_files/POGP-PGP%28Pat%29%28UL%29.pdf

Always speak to your midwife or GP first if you have any concerns about your pregnancy.

Take care 
Dee Woodcock – Physiotherapist

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