Daily Health Tips: Pregnancy Related Pelvic Girdle Pain


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Q: Hello Dr ketch. Please, I have a question. How do a woman cope with symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD) in pregnancy? Mine is so bad, I can’t walk anymore. I went to the hospital, was admitted but had no improvement. I’m 35 weeks pregnant and in pains. I need help

A: Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction is a condition that is now more commonly known as pelvic girdle pain or pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain (PPGP). From the name, this condition would usually occur during pregnancy, during childbirth or can even happen after delivery. It does not affect the baby in the womb, though. It is more common in people who have had previous pelvic injury and can also be influenced by weight and position of the baby. People with this condition in pregnancy experience symptoms like pain over the front of the pelvis, pain on one or both sides of the…

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