The best thing to do if you begin to experience pelvic girdle pain is to seek advice from a women’s health physiotherapist. The earlier you can do this the more likely it is that will be able to manage the condition well throughout your pregnancy.
If you are experiencing this some general advice would be:
- to avoid prolonged sitting or standing
- avoid asymmetrical activities (stairs, standing with weight to one side, lunges)
- roll in bed with your knees together
- try to shorten your stride with walking
Your women’s health physiotherapist can help to individualise the above advice whilst also providing treatment. Treatment may involve soft tissue massage around the hips and low back, being fitted with a pelvic belt and when you are ready specific strengthening exercises.