One of the myths of pain in our symphysis pubis is that it is ‘just our hormones’ and it’ll go when you’ve had your baby! For those who have had symphysis pubis dysfunction know that it is not just ‘hormonally driven’ and ‘it doesn’t always go away after birth’. ‘Stop breastfeeding and it will go away’ is another myth. Now known as Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) which relates to the whole of the pelvic area because the 3 pelvic joints have to work together to maintain a balanced and pain free pelvis.
- Borrow, hire or buy equipment that can help you move easier
- Accept help with housework, childcare, shopping etc
- Consider lifestyle changes as well as appropriate pain relief (speak to your health professional before you take any medications)