For women with PGP and healthcare professionals

What is PGP?

· PGP is caused by a pelvic joint problem
It's common and affects 1 in 5 pregnant women*
PGP symptoms can occur at any stage during or     following pregnancy

> What is PGP?


Symptoms of PGP

·  Pain and stiffness in the pelvic joints
· Difficulty walking, climbing stairs and turning in bed
·  Pain and dysfunction can persist for months or           years without treatment

> Symptoms

Can PGP be treated?

·  YES!
· Manual therapy treatment of the pelvic joints and   soft tissues is safe and effective during and after     pregnancy
·  Early diagnosis and treatment can resolve             symptoms during pregnancy

> Treatment

Have your say in the national Maternity Review....

The national Maternity Review is currently taking place and is holding events throughout England until the end of October. You can attend and speak to the reviewers about your experience of maternity care, however long ago it was and wherever it was. Click here for the dates and venues (it is a drop-in format).

You can also respond online, and we would encourage you to do so. We have responded on behalf of the Pelvic Partnership but they would find hearing from you very helpful to illustrate how much information and treatment is available for PGP in the NHS. Click here for the online consultation.

3 Do I have PGP2 What can I do

*Albert 2001

Please note, the Pelvic Partnership consists of volunteers who have had Pelvic Girdle Pain and wish to support other women. We aim to pass on information based on research evidence where available. We are not medical professionals and cannot offer medical advice. The Pelvic Partnership takes no responsibility for any action you do or do not take as a result of reading this information.

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