I’ve been meaning to do this for ages – since I wrote my other two blog posts on pregnancy pelvic girdle pain, which you can read here and here. But I’ve finally got round to it this month after a lovely holiday!

I always recommend an individual assessment with a knowledgeable healthcare provider (preferably someone who has specialised skills in treating women in pregnancy). However, these exercises can often give relief from very acute pelvic girdle pain. This can be helpful as sometimes an assessment can be difficult for your healthcare provider and for you if ‘everything hurts’.  Reducing the muscle spasm associated with pelvic girdle pain first can often help us to more accurately pinpoint the cause of your pain and treat it accordingly.

As I have mentioned in the video below, the exercises are designed to be done when you have pain. If your pain has resolved or subsided you’ll need an individualised assessment. Your physiotherapist will give you exercises to target the cause of any muscle spasm you have been having. Don’t forget that pregnancy pilates, pregnancy yoga and swimming/exercise in water can also help to reduce or prevent pelvic pain during pregnancy. Good luck!

 

 

Other Resources

The ISCP (Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists) can help you find your local Pelvic Health/Women’s Health Physiotherapist.

Spinning Babies have some great exercises on their site to help balance the pelvis. This may be helpful for pelvic girdle pain.

There is some excellent information on the Pelvic Partnership site for women who are worried whether pelvic girdle pain will affect how they manage in labour. You can read it here.

Irish Maternity Services have a guideline for management of pregnancy pelvic girdle pain

You can join our online pregnancy pilates classes here or contact to book a place in our live classes here.

 

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