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I am 23 weeks pregnant and I have pubic symphysis dysfunction, are there any exercises I can do? 
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Dr. Kevin O'neil
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Kegel & pelvic tilts
In addition to doing kegel or pelvic floor exercises, you can wear a pregnancy or maternity binder, available at most stores that sell maternity clothes.
There are a number of websites you can visit with explanations of the exercises and other tips. An example is http://www.Whattoexpect.Com/pregnancy/symptoms-and-solutions/symphysis-pubic-dysfunction.Aspx.

In brief: Kegel & pelvic tilts
In addition to doing kegel or pelvic floor exercises, you can wear a pregnancy or maternity binder, available at most stores that sell maternity clothes.
There are a number of websites you can visit with explanations of the exercises and other tips. An example is http://www.Whattoexpect.Com/pregnancy/symptoms-and-solutions/symphysis-pubic-dysfunction.Aspx.
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Dr. George Valdez
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Do a youtube search for symphysis pubis dysfunction pregnancy.
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In brief: Yes
Do a youtube search for symphysis pubis dysfunction pregnancy.
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Dr. George Valdez
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: SymphysealSeparation
During pregnancy your placenta releases a hormone called Relaxin that softens your connective cartilage; this will allow your pelvis to open during childbirth but can also lead to pain/hip instability/pubic symphyseal separation, which can be painful.
Exercising your stabilizer muscles can help; you may also consider buying a pelvic girdle/belly band for compression/support.

In brief: SymphysealSeparation
During pregnancy your placenta releases a hormone called Relaxin that softens your connective cartilage; this will allow your pelvis to open during childbirth but can also lead to pain/hip instability/pubic symphyseal separation, which can be painful.
Exercising your stabilizer muscles can help; you may also consider buying a pelvic girdle/belly band for compression/support.
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