Did you know that when you are pregnant, you might get very tired. I'm kidding! Of course you know. Growing a baby is hard work. You are supplying your baby with all the nutrients he or she needs in order to grow into a healthy little human being and that takes a lot of eating (woohoo!) and resting on your part. I get kind of exhausted just thinking about it. My youngest will be 4 in a few days and I'm still tired... Read more.
Most pregnant women who have suffered from PGP, which is quite common during pregnancy but varies in severity, have heard others dismiss their experience by saying that pain is “typical” and “to be expected” during pregnancy. Some of these people are well-meaning while others are not, but either way no one wants to be told that the pain is acceptable. It's almost weird to think about, but these types of comments are pretty common:
"It can't be that bad."... Read more
Before we get to the symptoms, know this: Your body has to go through some pretty major changes in order to make room for your expected baby. Your bones, joints, and ligaments will have to adjust to help you push out your baby out. To help with this, your body produces a hormone (Relaxin) to allow your ligaments to connect to the bones of your pelvis, to relax and help you make room for your baby. This is supposed to be a good thing during delivery, but it can cause you pain during your pregnancy, called Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP). Close to 50-70% of women will have some form of Pelvic Girdle Pain during their pregnancy... Read more
SPD (Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction) is a very common condition that women experience during pregnancy. Also referred to as PGP (Pelvic Girdle Pain), it is a medical condition that causes women to experience pain mostly in their hips, back and pubic bone during pregnancy. This is actually a condition that is caused by Relaxin, a hormone that is released in order to loosen your pelvic ligaments to make room for your baby and help the baby move through the pelvis during birth... Read more
If you're walking like a penguin while pregnant, it's probably not because you're attention seeking but because you suffer from PGP (Pelvic Girdle Pain). The reason for your pain is that your placenta is producing a hormone called Relaxin. To prepare your body for birth, Relaxin makes your body's soft tissue softer and more stretchable than normal... Read more