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


Well the meetings today....

I have lost a family friend she has died,

i have the meeting today about our life and whether we can have the stairlift and adaptations that we need, and i had the police round yesterday about the hospital incident and they say I have to complain directly to the hospital.

I have been let down and personally attacked unfairly by a seller of *product info removed* items who feels it is appropriate behaviour to slander and abuse people that state the truth (when something goes wrong) with what she sells.... what is the world coming to....

...I am going through enough and she knows this, to personally slander and attack a 'compliment' i left on her shop is unprofessional especially when she is defined as 'customer support' for the whole shop community site and to have had the offensive remarks I have had since I first purchased from her I never knew it was her on the ebay site and she made me buy outside ebay on her personal shop site and I am not aware of any reduction she claims to have made and I do not understand what she is trying to do.

Hopefully people will see that she is offensively defensive when people stand up and say 'i did have a problem but it was solved' and in my eyes i thought it was solved, and in all fairness I have much more to do than to deal with her abuse.

*Person's name removed* and other people I have recommended *shop name removed* to I take back all recommendations due to this behaviour of the lady that owns it.

I am sorry and don't want you to go through what I have and husband is seeking advice from trading standards and legal advice as he is unbias witness to it all.

He has also pulled out from starting a hobby shop on their site due to this maladaptive, offensive, slanderous, unprovoked and unnecessary behaviour that anyone can see that is what it is.

She has stated false information in her reply that was no even in context with the original comment and situation.

I need to stay strong or I will just break.... I already want to end it and I couldn't cope if they say no theyre not helping me to live a life or have any quality of life at this meeting today.

Malicious people put the icing on the cake when a beautiful, kindhearted, lady I have known since 7 years old has passed away too....

...anything else to push me ???