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Demystifying the Mysterious Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction:

Demystifying the Mysterious Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction:

During pregnancy, up to 71% women will experience pelvic pain. More specifically, symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD), has been reported in 32% of all pregnant women. It is commonly misdiagnosed and mismanaged – most women who present to my office have told me that their health care provider has told them that it is a pregnancy pain that will just go away after birth. Although it is the case that delivery of your baby will end the sharp discomfort, you do not have to “live with it” while pregnant and, in 25% of cases, this pain is still present 4 months postpartum.

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