elvic Girdle Pain

Your health carer has given you this leaflet that will explain and advise about pelvic girdle pain (PGP) related to your pregnancy. The term PGP is used to describe pain experienced in the front and back of your pelvis (you may have previously heard the term Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction [SPD] used, however, PGP is now the accepted name for this condition).  This leaflet has been written both by healthcare professionals who have cared for women with PGP and also by the women themselves.  It will help you understand more about PGP, how you can adapt your lifestyle and how you can look after yourself.  There are sections relevant to your health during and after your pregnancy as well as advice on giving birth and breast or bottle feeding.