If you are referred to an obstetric physiotherapist for Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD)/Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) they are likely to advise you on exercises that strengthen your pelvis, stomach and back. You may also get a pelvic support belt to give more support in this area.
If you’re having pain, you should talk to your doctor or midwife about this as soon as possible.
Aside from physiotherapy exercises, you should still continue to stay active in any way that is not painful. Your level of activity will depend on how severe your SPD is. It can be very frustrating if you used to exercise regularly and have to stop.
It is important to remember that, although common, SPD/PGP affects women differently. So what works for one person might not work for another.
If you are able to, try different exercises until you find one that works for you.
If swimming works for you, just avoid the breast stroke, as this is likely to cause you pain.