The Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction New Zealand Resource Group (SPDNZRG) first began in 1999 as the SPD contact for Australasia and was affiliated with the SPD-Uk Support Group. It was established in response to the needs of the women making contact, who were desperate for information and struggling to get recognition of their condition and find appropriate care.
In 2005 the Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction New Zealand Resource Group was established. A voluntary team fulfill roles within the resource organisation. The co-ordinators have experienced SPD and reared families at the same time. Information documents have been compiled with further material in the process of being completed in the very near future.
- To acknowledge each women's experience of SPD as unique to her.
- To get recognition, acknowledgment and acceptance of this disability in it's own right and not just acceptance as the normal aches and pains of pregnancy.
- To dialogue and assist women to access appropriate treatment available to them in their community.
- To provide the most accurate information available to those women who contact the SPDNZ Resource Group.
- To publish and distribute pamphlets/brochures to provide information about SPD.
- To liaise and work with health professionals to foster support for women and families living with Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction.
- To create awareness about SPD and foster prevention of SPD amongst the general public.
- To speak at meetings, seminars and conferences to create awareness of SPD.
- To network with other organisations associated with SPD.
- To provide education about SPD to those who fail to recognise this as a disability and not symphysis pubis pressure.