Persistent Pregnancy-related Pelvic Girdle Pain in Primiparous Women the Year After Childbirth: Prevalence and Symptom Severity in an Irish Cohort

Francesca Wuytack

Trinity College Dublin

Francesca Wuytack is a chiropractor and researcher with a specific interest in Pelvic Girdle Pain and evidence synthesis methodology. Following completion of a Master in Chiropractic in the UK, Francesca practised as a chiropractor focusing on the management of musculoskeletal complaints during pregnancy and in children before starting her PhD at Trinity College Dublin in 2012, conducting the Pregnancy-related Pelvic Girdle Pain Research Strand of the Maternal health And Maternal Morbidities in Ireland (MAMMI) study. She successfully completed her PhD in 2016 and currently works as Clinical Research Associate in Systematic Reviews for the Health Research Board – Trial Research Methodology Network in Ireland. In addition, she continues to publish the findings of her PhD and has presented at multiple conferences, including a keynote address at the World Congress of Low Back & Pelvic Girdle Pain 2016.


Background Pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain (PPGP) affects one quarter to two thirds of women. Symptoms may persist postpartum, yet the prevalence and severity of persistent PPGP is unknown in Ireland. Aim and objectives... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Francesca Wuytack (Trinity College Dublin)
  2. Deirdre Daly (Trinity College Dublin)
  3. Elizabeth Curtis (Trinity College Dublin)
  4. Cecily Begley (Trinity College Dublin)

Topic Area

Topics: Maternity Care


MC1 » Maternity Care 1 (10:30 - Wednesday, 9th November, Lecture Theatre 0.32)

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