During pregnancy, the body goes through a number of changes that can affect the pelvic area. Some common pelvic health issues during pregnancy include:
- Symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD): This condition causes pain and discomfort in the pelvic area, often caused by a misalignment of the pelvic joints.
- Diastasis recti: This condition occurs when the abdominal muscles separate during pregnancy, resulting in a gap between the muscles.
- Urinary incontinence: Pregnancy and childbirth can weaken the muscles that control the bladder, leading to urinary incontinence.
- Pelvic organ prolapse: This occurs when the muscles and ligaments that support the pelvic organs become weakened, causing them to sag or bulge into the vaginal area.
Treatment options for these conditions include physiotherapy, pelvic floor exercises, and in some cases, surgery. It’s important to consult with a healthcare professional to determine the cause of pelvic pain or discomfort during pregnancy and to develop an appropriate treatment plan