Welcome to my PGP/SPD blog: Links and Info:

SPD is Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction.

PGP is it's appropriate name: Pelvic Girdle Pain. (although I disagree as many do and feel this name is too general.)

I have created this blog about my story to raise more awareness in regards to PGP and SPD with links to the appropriate support sites to make your recovery as easy as possible.

The main websites I have found for you to look at now are:

The ACPWH have changed their website and here are the new links to access the 2 SPD documents you need to read which will offer you help when you have been diagnosed with SPD:




(This is a charity support group here to help you as a sufferer.)


(Our own official support Group on Facebook JOIN US, RECEIVE HELP, INSPIRE OTHERS)

More websites you may find helpful:

NEW CHARITY: SUPPORT PELVIC DYSFUNCTION: http://www.supportpelvicdysfunction.co.uk Donate online, receive help and support one on one and read helpful the helpful guides provided to help you cope with SPD and other pregnancy related complications.

Study by Royal College of Midwives-Evidence-Based Midwifery, Sept, 2007 by Vanda K. Wellock, Margaret A. Crichton


Link about DSP and SPD/breastfeeding.


More info on SPD and a link to a support forum to talk to others about SPD.


Community Legal Aid: (If you need legal advice in any situation)

0845 345 4 345.

Another suggested link that my be helpful: (Scotland)


Additional links which are useful (Thanks to a lady from babycentre and all the other contributors! You know who you are and you have been fantastic!)

http://www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/pdf/CG62FullGuidelineCorrectedJune2008.pdf and http://onlinetog.org/cgi/reprint/8/3/153.pdf


But You don't look sick?

Copyright: 2003 by Christine Miserandino butyoudontlooksick.com

A story that helps the disabled not just SPD sufferers:


It is important to NOTE that PGP formerly SPD is not just caused during pregnancy (1 in 4 women) and that many sportsmen and women also suffer from PGP / SPD.

Hope you find this information helpful and pass it on and invite others, as severe cases are defined as a disability and can be made permanent condition(s) if not treated correctly.


Due to lack of awareness that this site exists, MANY women are sat at home now, MANY pregnant and suffering unknowingly with SPD and/or joint conditions. As a founder of a start up charity I cannot advertise. I am merely asking you as a reader of this blog and supporter of the new SPD charity, Support Pelvic Dysfunction, to share this site with others, maybe friends on your facebook? twitter? Anywhere, by doing so YOU WILL be HELPING many more SPD sufferers like YOU and those that are suffering in silence right now not knowing we are here to help. We need YOU to help us, to help them. :)

We would like to put out a huge THANK YOU to all those women on our support groups and pages, on facebook, who are all discussing SPD and helping one another, and to thank ALL those who are sharing this blog and the charity website Support Pelvic Dysfunction.

Because of you, Support Pelvic Dysfunction receives many emails from helpless women desperate to know if they will re-cover and emails from those that have unknown underlying joint conditions, to which we can assist to get them a REAL diagnosis and help!

Dont suffer in silence!

Email: help@supportpelvicdysfunction.co.uk

(This blog is not affiliated with the charity, however as the founder of the charity, this is my personal REAL, TRUE TO LIFE story, that i have put in place to help others!)

Please enjoy my personal story in the form of a blog below.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

oooh i just remembered: IMPORTANT!

I will add this here while I have just remembered.

During the talk with what is now my ex consultant in regards to the psychosomatic, unjustified diagnosis, my endometriosis was mentioned.

He said to me that he had operated on me in the past due to abdominal pains as a question, I said yes, my 2nd laparoscopy in which you lasered my left ovary due to endometriosis (as he had previously stated many times over the last year).

He replied that he only lasered me (my husband as witness) as I was complaining of pain all the time!

As if to imply I never had endometriosis.... so did I or didn't I Mr. Consultant? What is your game? ...and if I did not, what has been causing me agony abdominally since 14 in relation to my periods?? As you said yourself polycystic ovaries are not painful? Or was that psychosomatic as well?

Surely it is illegal to choose to tamper/operate/treat someone for something they ''do not have''?

I really suffered through both laparoscopies and pain was really bad, does this sound like someone who would endure such horrid operations to believe in *cough* make belief pain??!?!

I am really concerned about this and as soon as I get physical evidence for my severe SPD despite my physical inabilities and matches to the condition, in which the NHS have denied me so far, I will have to take action as that sort of consultant should really not be working in my eyes!

Malpractice at it's best....

So... if I dont get to see a private physio before birth I will be asking to see a specific one on NHS after birth for treatment of SPD and asking their opinion. Medical assessments are a necessity in my eyes, and it is not my fault they do not have any professional experienced in severe SPD available to assess me now!!!

I will sort this out as best I can and once I get someone who knows what they are doing to justify my condition and help me I will look at my support groups I have set up and attempt to organise something permanent to help SPD sufferers everywhere and raise much needed awareness...

Wish me luck!