Some women develop pelvic pain in pregnancy which may contain post-partum. This is sometimes called pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain (PPGP) or symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD).
It is caused by a misalignment or stiffness of your pelvic joints either in the back or front of your pelvis causing severe pain around your pelvic area often making it difficult for you to get around.
Symptoms can include:
The pain can be most noticeable when you are:
Physical therapy, such as osteopathy aims to relieve or ease pain, improve muscle function and improve your pelvic joint position and stability. This may include:
There are lots of reasons why your back hurts during pregnancy. Some of these, you can’t do anything about. For example:
On the positive side, there are issues which you can do something about: