• Symphysis pubis dysfunction is a condition Diana Marua is currently facing with her third pregnancy.

• The pain sometimes travels to your thighs, and you might also hear or feel a grinding or clicking sound in your pelvis.

She is suffering from a condition known as Symphysis pubis dysfunction.
Diana Marua pregnant with her third child. She is suffering from a condition known as Symphysis pubis dysfunction.
Image: Instagram

Diana Marua recently opened up about suffering from a condition known as Symphysis pubis dysfunction.

The condition makes it hard for her to move around especially during pregnancy as a woman experiences pain in her Pelvic area

According to Health Line, Symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD) is a group of symptoms that cause discomfort in the pelvic region

It usually occurs during pregnancy, when pelvic joints become stiff or move unevenly.

It can occur both at the front and back of your pelvis. SPD is also sometimes referred to as pelvic girdle pain.

She has a condition known as Symphysis pubis dysfunction.
Diana Marua. She has a condition known as Symphysis pubis dysfunction.
Image: Instagram.

Different people experience different symptoms for SPD.

These symptoms are determined by severity and presentation of the condition.

The most commonly experienced symptoms are:

  • pain in the front center of your pubic bone
  • pain in your lower back on one or both sides
  • pain in your perineum, the area between the anus and vagina

The pain sometimes travels to your thighs, and you might also hear or feel a grinding or clicking sound in your pelvis.

The pain is often more obvious when you’re:

  • walking
  • using stairs
  • putting your weight on one leg
  • turning over in your bed

It might also be challenging to widen your legs. This can make daily tasks such as getting out of bed, getting dressed, or getting in and out of a car difficult.

 Below are things that can make the pain worse if you are already experiencing SPD.

  • putting your weight on only one leg
  • twisting and bending while lifting
  • carrying a child on your hip
  • crossing your legs
  • sitting on the floor
  • sitting in a twisted position
  • standing or sitting for long periods of time
  • lifting heavy loads, such as wet laundry, shopping bags, or a toddler
  • vacuuming
  • pushing heavy objects, such as a shopping cart
  • carrying anything in only one hand

How can it be treated?

  • Physiotherapy 
  • hydrotherapy
  • Supportive equipment such as crutches or pelvic support belts. 

The good things is that the pain reduces once the baby is born and the condition has no effect on the baby.

It however makes it hard for one to have a vaginal birth.

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