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.

Monday, 1 March 2010

I need to pick myself up!

"If I hadn't made me, I would've been made somehow, If I hadn't assembled myself, I'd have fallen apart by now, If you let them make you, they'll make you paper mache, At a distance you're strong, until the wind comes, then you crumble and blow away, ... but if you really want to live, why not try and make yourself?"

...some nice lyrics to hear this morning.....

need to pick myself up and move on from those who try to rip me apart, they're only successful if i care about them so if i stop caring... then thats a new day... why did i care in the first place, if they dont...

just hope things go well but i will never know unless i fight this fight, and i am sure there is fight left in me...

What is there left?

What is there left when you make me a jigsaw?
Pieces of me stolen away so I am lost and sore,
It is no puzzle that this makes you happy,
You are stealing away peoples lives and reality,
'Till they have nothing left.

Why are you really keen on hurting those already down?
Glad you are enjoying this act of a clown,
Careless minds and careless times,
When you kill people inside with your thoughtless crimes.

You need to know and need to learn,
that mistakes happen but people can burn
When you scapegoat others and feel free from blame
The guilt creeps up, things remain the same.
You're stuck.

Stuck with the hidden thoughts of what you have done,
Which consequence will force you to be never alone,
until you realise what you are doing, 
and stop and change you soon.

Life is fragile we all are ice,
Can crumble with one roll of a dice,
Don't gamble with people's lives,
As they won't last long, not all survive.

Can we?

- My poem today written about how i feel.