1/5 pregnant women suffer from this condition

What is Pelvic Girdle Pain?

Some people develop pelvic pain in pregnancy. This is sometimes called pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain (PGP) or symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD). PGP requires appropriate assessment by a physiotherapist and can be manged to minimise the pain experienced.

PGP is a collection of uncomfortable symptoms in your pelvic joints that can have more than one cause. It is common but not normal and can affect 1 in 5 women during pregnancy.  Some of the causes of PGP may include:

  • Uneven movement of the pelvic joints
  • Changes in the activity of the tummy, pelvic girdle, hip and / or pelvic floor muscles can affect the stability of the pelvic girdle
  • Previous injury to the pelvis
  • Hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy
  • The position of the baby can cause symptoms related to PGP in some women

Using the CUB with PGP

The Cub can help relieve some of the symptoms of PGP in pregnancy and is especially useful during labour and birth to rest and lean over without causing additional discomfort. Below is a short picture guide created by our expert Physiotherapist Shalini Wiseman, on the use of the CUB in pregnancy if PGP is experienced.

*If you experience any pain or discomfort during pregnancy you must contact your healthcare provider for appropriate assessment. Do not use the information on this website to diagnose or treat any symptom or pain, this information is for reference purpose only

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