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    Profile photo of Ann Redmond
    Ann Redmond


    This is my second pregnancy and I seen to have developed SPD earlier thn last time. Is there anything I could be doing to help delay/ improve the symptoms please.?

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    Antenatal Online


    Hi Ann
    During pregnancy the body releases a hormone called relaxin which allows the ligaments of the body to relax and stretch slightly. This allows the pelvis to be a little more flexible and slightly larger in diameter during delivery in order to allow the baby to pass through more easily. Pregnancy will allow the symphsis pubis joint to increase in width (from one bone end to the other) from the normal 4-5 mm to 9mm, the gap being filled with cartilage. Many other joint symptoms can be partly due to this relaxation of ligaments. Please see the blog I did recently on this at which gives a range of options which may help to improve your symptoms


    Jo Scobie

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    Profile photo of Jennifer


    To understand your pregnancy it’s good to take the health education for antenatal mother course.

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