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Pregnancy and birth with PGP

PGP can be safely treated during pregnancy by a physiotherapist, osteopath or chiropractor with expertise in manual therapy and alignment of the pelvic joints, and women usually find that the deterioration can be halted and, in many cases, they will improve during pregnancy.

This then increases choices for birth as your mobility is likely to be better and your pain less. It also seems to speed up your recovery after you have had the baby. If the pelvis is well aligned for birth, recovery can be much more rapid than if you have had no treatment, and have to start it once the baby is born (and when you have a baby to feed and care for as well as sort out your own recovery). Day-to-day life can be made easier with some simple changes to your home and also to your expectations of what you should be able to do (see Practical suggestions for managing PGP).

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