"Support for pelvic girdle pain"

About: St George's Hospital (Tooting) (London)

I have no complaints about the antenatal care I have received when attending appointments besides the long waiting times ( 2 hours for my 28 weeks check up). I was disappointed when I called the Ivory team to explain the pain in my groin area I was experiencing after going via A&E and everything checked out fine. I told the mid wife I thought I had SPD or PGP and she told me that it wasn't possible because I was too early (20 weeks) to experience this and go to my GP, that she couldn't refer me for physio. My GP was unable to get an appointment at St Georges and I had to attend a PGP pain class at St Thomas' and physio sessions which confirmed I did have PGP and was lucky enough to attend hydrotherapy every week and get physio. I don't know why St Georges doesn't offer maternity based physio for PGP as I don't think I would have managed the pain without it. I can imagine many women are suffering unnecessarily and if I had listened to that midwife and not pursued it with my GP, I have no idea how I would have coped.

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Response from St George's Hospital (Tooting)

I am sorry to read of your experience and dissatisfaction with the communication you received and would encourage you to contact the PALS department at St. George’s Hospital if you have not already done so. You can talk to the Patient Advice and Liaison Service about your experience and further investigation can take place, pals@stgeorges.nhs.uk or on 020 8725 2453

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