Supporting you with information about Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP)

The Pelvic Partnership 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

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

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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.

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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 2019

Apply for one of our charity places in Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100’ 2019, and help women with PGP receive the right treatment and get back on their feet.

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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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