Objectives: This study was aimed to find out the prevalence of pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain and the activity limitations associated with pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain.
Design: A cross-sectional survey.
Results: One hundred and forty-two (44.9%) pregnant women had positive P4-test which indicated they have pelvic pain. The mean (SD) score of the severity of the pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain as measured with NPRS is 3.8(1.7). There was a significant difference in the level of activity of those with pelvic girdle pain and those without pelvic girdle pain (p= .00). There was no significant difference in activity limitation at different trimesters irrespective of pelvic girdle status, (p=0.108). There was no significant difference in activity limitation across parity, (p=0.242).
The prevalence of Pelvic Girdle Pain was found to be moderate among pregnant women. Pregnant women with pelvic girdle pain were found to be more limited in activity limitation than those without pelvic girdle pain; thus it is advocated that physiotherapists and obstetricians caring for such pregnant women need to collaborate further in order to enhance pain relief in these women