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Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) describes pain around the pelvis that can often occur during pregnancy. The pain can occur in the front of the pelvis around the pubic symphysis or posteriorly around the sacroiliac joint. There are a number of reasons why PGP occurs during pregnancy:
Although this can be a very painful condition, physiotherapy can help to manage it:
For most people symptoms can be managed well during pregnancy and will often disappear shortly after delivery. If symptoms do not disappear contact your chartered physiotherapist for advice.