Pubic Symphysis Dysfuction (PSD), sometimes referred to as Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) occurs when the two halves of the pelvis become misaligned. This happens in pregnancy because the hormones of pregnancy loosen the joint called the pubis symphysis which is normally supported by a dense network of tough tissues called ligaments. 2,510 more words
A good friend just texted asking what advise I have do deal with pubic joint inflammation known as pubic symphysis diastasis, where the bones of the pubic bone separate and misalign, creating a lot of pain that may increase through pregnancy as the baby grows. The following post at birthbliss.wordpress.com describes tips and yoga exercises to minimize your daily discomfort. If done consistently and carefully, the yoga poses described here will tone the pelvic muscles and uterine ligaments. While pregnancy hormones are acting on the joints and ligaments to loosen and relax the pelvis for birthing (which is a good thing), you can safely engage in toning exercises that will ease the discomforts of pregnancy and help your post pregnancy body resume healthy bone, muscle and organ alignment.