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Information for women with Pelvic Girdle Pain (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 up-to-date 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.

> What is PGP? 


Symptoms of PGP

PGP causes pain and stiffness in the pelvic joints, and difficulty walking, climbing stairs and turning in bed. 

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

> Symptoms


Can PGP be treated?


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


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Are you, a family member or friend a keen cyclist?

Apply now for a guaranteed place in this year's Prudential RideLondon cycling event on Sunday 30th July and help women with PGP receive the right treatment and get back on their feet. 

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Join us - help us to support you and other women with PGP

You will receive all three of our publications and our ‘Stickmum’ leaflet in your introductory pack. You will also 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

About PGPYou 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.

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Join our 'Stickmum' campaign #PGPistreatable...

Help us to increase our campaigning power and spread the word that PGP is treatable by taking our 'Stickmum' leaflet to GP surgeries, midwifery units, and physiotherapy departments in your area or share our YouTube video.

> Order free copies of our leaflet today
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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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