Pelvic Partnership: supporting you with information about Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP)

For women with PGP and healthcare professionals

The main aim of our charity is to provide women and healthcare professionals with information about best practice for the treatment and management of pregnancy-related PGP, and to enable and empower women to access the right treatment. We have packed our website with information about PGP, so please do have a read, and use and share this resource.

What is PGP?
  • PGP, formerly known as Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction, is caused by a pelvic joint problem.
  • PGP affects 1 in 5 pregnant women and symptoms can occur at any stage during or following pregnancy.
  • PGP causes pain and stiffness in the pelvic joints, and difficulty walking, climbing stairs and turning in bed. 

> What is PGP?  

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.
  • Pain and dysfunction can persist for months or years without correct treatment.

> Treatment

Join our 'Stickmum' campaign...

Increase our campaigning power and spread the word that #PGPistreatable.

> Order a free 'Stickmum' information pack today

Help us to support you and other women with PGP

Join us and you will receive both of our publications and our ‘Stickmum’ leaflet in your membership pack. You will have access to our on-line members' area with an article archive including our popular 'My story' section where you can read real stories from other women with PGP about their road to recovery. You will also receive our regular e-newsletter keeping you up to date with the latest research and our current projects.

> Join today

PGP information booklets

You may find the information in our publications helpful to learn more about PGP. They include information about how to treat PGP, useful pain management and practical tips whilst you are on your road to recovery.

> Shop: our publications

RideLondon - Surrey 100 2018

Apply for one of our charity places in Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100’ 2018, and help women with PGP receive the right treatment and get back on their feet.

> Apply today

Survey to assess the level of care provided for women with PGP across the UK

We would like to build a better understanding of what information, treatment, and support are available to women with PGP in all areas of the UK. Our main aim is to ensure all women with PGP in the UK are offered the best practice for the treatment and management of their PGP symptoms. The results of this survey will help us to plan for future projects working to achieve this aim.

If you are a healthcare professional please share this survey with women with PGP you have treated or supported who may be interested in completing it.

It should not take more than 15 minutes to complete. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

> Complete our survey today 


Charity Registered in England: 1100373 

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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