Supporting you with information about Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP)

The Pelvic Partnership provides 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 is a biomechanical pelvic joint problem, previously known as Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD).  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. 

Please remember, #pgpistreatable with hands-on manual therapy, such as physiotherapy, osteopathy and chiropractic. Manual therapy is encouraged at any stage or pregnancy or postpartum.

> What is PGP?

> PGP is treatable!

Join us and help us support you

Donate to the Pelvic Partnership and automatically become a valued member,  helping us continue our important work in providing information and support to women experiencing PGP, their families and carers. Your donation will also help us work with healthcare professionals to raise awareness about PGP and spread the word that #pgpistreatable.

Our valued members will receive our regular e-newsletter, be encouraged to volunteer and participate in our important work and have voting rights at our annual AGM. 

> Donations and Membership

We’re here for you 

If you are experiencing PGP, please remember you are not alone. PGP affects one in five pregnant women and the symptoms can continue after birth without manual therapy. To discuss further, please contact one of our volunteers via our Facebook support group or our telephone helpline. 

Our Facebook support group for women experiencing PGP: Pelvic Partnership PGP Support Group 

You can also ask us a question directly by calling our volunteer helpline on 01235 820921

Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In response to the Coronavirus outbreak and social distancing guidance, the Pelvic Partnership has developed guides for women experiencing pregnancy-related PGP and healthcare practitioners who provide care, support and/or treatment to women experiencing PGP during the Coronavirus outbreak, and additional strategies for women experiencing PGP who may not be able to access manual therapy. 

> Pelvic Partnership Coronavirus Guidance

> Pelvic Partnership Coronavirus Strategies


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The Pelvic Partnership consists of volunteers who have had Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) and wish to support other women. We aim to pass on information based on both research and the experience of other women with PGP. We are not medical professionals and cannot offer medical advice and the information we provide should not take the place of advice and guidance from your own health-care providers. Material on this site is provided for information and support purposes only.

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