One in five women suffers from Symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD) during pregnancy. The pelvis is the most significant bony part of the skeleton, made up of 2 halves, connected at the front by a disc type joint called the symphysis pubis (sacroiliac joints). During normal conditions, minimal movement occurs at these particular pelvic joints. During pregnancy, the hormone relaxin is released(to enable the baby to be delivered through the usually stiff pelvis). Relaxin softens and increases the elasticity of pelvic ligaments and alters the ligamentous stability of the whole body. Symphysis pubis dysfunction is reasonably common and presents at different levels of severity. The physiotherapist will teach you some exercises for SPD (Symphysis pubis dysfunction). They will also provide suggestions on how to avoid irritating the pelvic joints. They may give specific helpful advice such as altering the way you walk, sleep or sit. Paracetamol (if allowed) and hot water bottles can also help your discomfort. Support belts such as the Serola Maternity Support Belt.