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“I’m currently 34 weeks pregnant, and have had severe symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD) since week 28. I’ve been seeing a physiotherapist and my midwife who have advised me on how to live with the condition but said there is little they can do to help. It’s extremely painful and has gotten to the point where I can barely walk and am hobbling around on crutches, so naturally I am concerned about how this is going to affect me during the birth and beyond. I would really, really appreciate it if you could do an episode on this, and have I the following specific questions: Everyone advises me that it will almost certainly go very away soon after birth – what’s the evidence for or against this? Are there any recommended labor positions for SPD? Is there any evidence that breastfeeding will prolong the condition?” – April

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