exercise and pgp(5 Posts)
I think I'm developing pgp. Have had hip pain at night for several months (am 32 weeks) but for the last couple of weeks I've felt stiff on getting up, pain in inner thighs - a bit like I've pulled a muscle - and more recently a burning feeling over the centre of my pubic bone. It's much worse if I've been walking - just the short walk to nursery yesterday triggered it and was uncomfortable until I sat down.
I'm lucky enough to see a personal trainer a couple of times a week, but haven't had any sessions for several weeks due to illness, xmas etc. Due to start again next week but just wondering what exercise I can do that wont exacerbate things. The midwife mentioned core exercises being helpful a few weeks ago?
Has anyone carried on exercising with pgp?
Once - I started suffering with these exact symptoms four/five weeks ago. I'm afraid to say it got so bad I had to give up all exercise. The SPD is the worst because any movements where you open your legs can aggravate it. Get your GP to refer to you a physio who may be able to help. I've put out some feelers about ante-natal pilates which I might be able to do and am going to try swimming (no breast-stroke legs, apparently that aggravates the SPD) just so I can get out of the house and try get some sort of exercise done before I become a whale. Is your trainer an ante-natal specialist? They might be able to suggest exercises that won't aggravate your problem.
Hi thanks for replying. My trainer has done some training in pregnancy exercise but isn't very familiar with pgp I dont think - we've only had a text conversation about it so far! Up until now I've been doing short bursts of cardiovascular exercise but mainly strengthening work. I guess I should just give it a go and keep it gentle and see how I get on. Really hoping this doesn't get worse! It's not that bad at the moment - just uncomfortable - but I know it does tend to get worse, as it did with you. My mw will refer me to physio if needed, but hasn't yet because I was seeing the trainer.
I did Pilates and swimming. I think that if you just make sure you listen to our body and stop if it hurts you will be ok.
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