Pregnancy is very demanding on the body as the posture and centre of gravity shifts. During this time you may experience different levels of discomfort so it’s important not to push through any pain but find treatment and exercise that works for you.
Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) or Symphysis Pubis Disfunction (SPD) can develop at any stage in pregnancy and can have varying degrees of pain felt to either the front or back of the pelvis and surrounding areas. It can often have a knock on affect to other parts of the body as alignment is compromised. Symptoms can include:
– pain over the pubic bone
– pain in the lower back
– pain down the legs
– pain between the vagina and anus
It is recommended to seek help from a Physiotherapist when these symptoms occur so they can prescribe treatment and advise correct exercise for you. We like to work along side these professionals so do get in touch if you need a referral.
The extra load carried in the front of the body places additional load to the lower spine squashing the discs, often resulting in pain. The upper spine will round forward to compensate causing stiffness in the neck and shoulders. It is important to keep the body moving to provide flexibility to the spine and to increase fluid in the discs. Exercise should be chosen to help balance your posture and support these spinal shifts, minimising pain.