Lower back and Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP)

Lower back and pelvic girdle pain20% of pregnant ladies will experience pain in the front or back of their pelvis during pregnancy (ACPWH). Signs and symptoms of PGP include pain while walking, going up and down stairs, when putting on socks, getting in and out of the car and during intercourse.

PGP is normally due to the pregnancy hormones taking effect on the ligaments in the lower back and pelvis, thus getting more movement at these joints than normal. This is a natural process when your body prepares your pelvis for child birth. Lower back pain is normally a result of your changing posture due to a shift in your centre of gravity from your growing bump.

Luckily there are several ways of easing and managing PGP and lower back pain. Depending on the cause of your pain we can help by formulating a treatment plan and advising you on exercises. Pregnancy Pilates can also limit or help you manage this pain better by teaching you exercises to help position your baby in ways that are less strenuous on your body.