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Pelvic Partnership 2023 Survey

Results from our latest survey of women and birthing people experiencing pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain (PGP).

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Each year the Pelvic Partnership undertakes an annual survey of women and birthing people with pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain (PGP).

These surveys enable us to get a better idea of the situation facing women with PGP, how their PGP affects them and their access to information and treatment. 

Key findings of our 2023 survey report:

  • 77.4% of respondents were currently experiencing PGP 
  • Only 3% of respondents could walk normally without pain (down from 6% in 2022)
  • 18% of respondents need to use mobility aids such as crutches or a wheelchair (up from 13% in 2022)
  • PGP affected women’s ability to do key activities such as exercising (82%), turning over in bed (81%), being intimate with their partner (67%), climbing the stairs (65%) and working (63%)
  • Only 19% of respondents felt supported by their GP or midwife (up slightly from 17% in 2022)
  • 86% of respondents had not been offered manual therapy on the NHS (up from 80% in 2022)
  • 57% of respondents had experienced a problem with their mental health during or after pregnancy (down from 63% in 2022)

These findings are unfortunately not surprising and support our discussions with women with PGP on our support services. We will use this information to shape our ongoing policy and advocacy effort to improve care, support and treatment for women with PGP. 

To read the full survey report, please click here:

Pelvic Partnership 2023 Survey Highlights

To read our 2022 survey report, please click here:

Pelvic Partnership 2022 Survey Highlights

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