sharp pain/pressure around pelvic area....

Kristi - posted on 04/08/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )

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Sometimes I have been experiencing a very sharp constant pain around my pelvic area. Has anyone else felt this? It's makes it hard to walk....it seems to get worse the bigger I get and it's becoming unbearable....will this go away....ever? ko

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Wanda - posted on 07/26/2010

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There's actually 3 things that make you hurt during the last months of pregnancy. I've been reading all about it bc I've got all 3! (YAY, huh?)



1. The sharp shooting pains near the groin area are your round ligaments. The pregnancy hormone (don't remember what it's called) causes the joints and muscles to ease and become more fragile. The only thing to do for this pain is to make SLOW movements, when you get out of bed, when you shift while sleeping, or when getting up from the couch. Also, do NOT push yourself to do more than you should as far as lifting and housework. It's hard, I know, but we need to take care of ourselves.



2. The pain down your leg, starting at the butt or lower back, is the ciatica nerve. It can be one or both legs. This one, the only thing that kinda soothes it is a warm bath. You can put a pillow between your legs at night, but it doesn't take it completly away, just makes it hurt a little less. I find that laying on your back also decreases the pain, but you have to sleep propped up, never flat on your back. Some women can, others can't. try it out.

(You can also get cramps in your calves, especially when sleeping. Eating bananas for potassium helps a lot!)



3. SPD, the pain in your pelvic bones, is bc you ARE spreading apart. The baby sits on your bones, which are somewhat craddling his head, and that makes you feel pressure. I just read an article about it actually, and it also says that if you touch your pubic bone, you could actually feel how you are a little wide "down there". What you have to do to reduce the pain is to also be careful with your movements, move slow in and out of bed, while getting up from a standing position, and when you have really bad pain, it helps to stand on all fours or at least lean forward to reduce the pressure on your pelvis.



The key is mainly to take it SLOW. I have a 22 month old son who is like a little tazmanian devil, so I know it's hard especially when you have other kids to chase around. But, the housework can wait. The house won't fall down if you don't clean up every room, and your husband won't leave you if the kitchen is piled up with dishes. Maybe he'll even do them for you! It took a while for me to actually apply this to myself, but I learned it's true. Sometimes, we just have to put ourselves first, for the sake of our babies!!!

Jessica - posted on 07/19/2010

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My Doctor told me it is the pelvic bones just shifting and getting ready for the baby that they are stretched out and not to worry about it that it is normal. But I can say it hurts when my body decides to do it I usually have to sit down to put on my pants because I can barely lift up my legs to put on my pants.

Kirra - posted on 08/06/2010

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I've been experience pressure and stomach pains that made me feel like curling up but they where illregular. I talked to a mid wife at my antenatal appointment yesterday and she said it was preperation pains. My body was getting ready for the big event

Mesha - posted on 04/13/2010

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0+3omg..i just posted that but it's my lower leg and back..kinda in the middle of m buttox..nlol,it's hard for me to walk .i just take a tylenol,and try strecthing.it could be where the baby is positioned.my boy sits really low.u r not alone.dont worry.

Gwendolyn - posted on 04/09/2010

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Could it be round ligaments stretching? It's painful, but normal according to my doc. When I shift positions I get the shooting pain...

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Jennifer - posted on 04/30/2014

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Do u have swelling or a lump in the crack of your leg between your pelvis and your thigh? I have a lump there that comes and goes it is scaring me i'm not sure what it is and its hurting me not a sharp pain more of a throbbing really and its hurting all the way around to my back near my kidneys and this is all on my right side, sry this doesn't help u with your issue but I'm new to this site and wasn't sure how to ask my own question-my name is Jenny by the way

Charlena - posted on 08/04/2010

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YES ! i wish i would have saw this post before i went to go sit in labor and delivery for 5 hours LOL I had the same pain and the doctor had said round ligament pains and to take some tylenol

Shannon - posted on 07/26/2010

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Two possibilities come to my mind. Round ligament pains, which can be pretty unbearable at times and the only thing I found helpful with that is getting off your feet. Also, the baby could be on a nerve which is also very painful and there isn't much you can do to relieve the feeling. With that, shifting your position sometimes will "move" the baby off the nerve. Only other things that helped me were warm bath/back rubs on lower back/top of bottom. Hang in there! Hope it improves for you. Having a bit of that myself lately and it's no fun. :)

Kathleen - posted on 07/21/2010

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I've been going through this off and on for the last couple of months. I barely felt my first son move, but during this pregnancy, I can feel every move this child makes. My midwife says it's normal and I appear to be carrying lower than with my first son. She thinks he's on a nerve or something.

Shavonne - posted on 07/16/2010

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i get that too my dr told me that it was the baby laying on nerves and causing the pain. Mine has not went away but just take it easy

Ashley - posted on 07/16/2010

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Occasionally in the middle of the night when I try and roll over to my left side I get a sharp pain near my right hip but it only happens from time to time it's good to know it isn't anything major (aside from a pain!) but I'm going to mention it to my doctor on my next appointment just to make sure!

Sarah - posted on 04/17/2010

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It could well be SPD. Is it difficult to move when you want to turn in bed? I suffered with this for the last 3/4 weeks of my first pregnancy and it has come much earlier in this pregnancy. Unfortunately there is not an awful lot you can do about it although there are support belts and support bandages that help some women. Speak to your GP or midwife and ask if they think it could be that and if the belt/bandage will help you xx

Brigette - posted on 04/14/2010

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Guaranteed you are experiencing Round Ligament Pain, I have severe issues with it when I wake up and stretch or if I move quickly from one position to another, it's a sharp shooting pain.

Brandy - posted on 04/11/2010

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I have had the same pain! Last week I was so worried about it that I called my doctor. She had me come in and checked my cervix and did an ultra sound, she said the baby was fine..she said the only thing I could do was to stay off of my feet. Ive taken tylenol during the day while at work..

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