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SPD/PGP

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ShouldHaveListenedInBiology Sat 15-Apr-17 22:37:32

Just wanted to put this here in the hope it can help others, firstly I should say I have no connection to this company, apart from being bound to them in eternal gratitude!

Since January, I have been in agony with SPD, I've been unable to drive or walk properly, I've been prescribed codeine and been given crutches and a support belt by the NHS, which helped a little. Then I went on the Pelvic Partnership website and found a local physio who specialises in treating this problem, this has helped a great deal. But the game changer for me was this support harness https://www.maternity-belt.co.uk/, my Mam read about it in the paper and I ordered it straight away; now at £150 it is certainly not cheap but I was desperate at the thought of another 8 weeks like this. It has transformed things for me, after just a few days of wearing it I started to feel better. The pain is still there, it's not a magic cure but I'd say I've gone from pain level 9/10 to a 3/4. You can wear it under or over clothes and I haven't struggled to disguise it, as it's black it blends in well, I've been wearing a long camisole vest over the top of it.

Just wanted to share this as I was getting so worn down by the pain I was feeling depressed and anxious and I know from researching it that this is a very common problem and I've even heard of women begging to be induced early because of it. It shouldn't come to that, there is talk of this harness being trialled on the NHS and I really hope it is as it's such a debilitating problem that can be helped with this harness and a physio who really understand the issue and how to treat it.

ShouldHaveListenedInBiology Sat 15-Apr-17 22:38:34

Sorry, working link here: www.maternity-belt.co.uk/

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