Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) or pelvic girdle pain is a painful but unfortunately a very common condition during pregnancy. 
A hormone called relaxin is released to loosen the ligaments and muscles in the hips, pelvic floor, pelvis and abdominal muscles during pregnancy. The joints can become unbalanced and more mobile and this can cause pain. 
How can you help your SPD? 
– you can wear a support belt (easy to order even from Amazon) 
– avoid aggravating activities such as: 
Go up the stairs one at a time or go up sideways 
Use shorter strides while walking 
Get in & out from the car with your knees together 
Sleep on your side with a pillow between your legs 
During your workouts you should focus on strengthening the three core areas: 
Your pelvic floor muscles, 
Your gluteal muscles, and 
Your abdominal muscles (including the rectus abdominis, the transverse abdominis, and the obliques) 
Watch this short video with ideas and exercises how to help your pelvic girdle pain! 
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