Is there anything I can do to stop the hip and joint pains?

Kelly - posted on 07/10/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

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I'm 33 weeks pregnant and my hips and joints ache constantly from the relaxin. Is there anything I can do to help ease the pain?

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Sarah - posted on 05/08/2011

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www.supportpelvicdysfunction.co.uk is a charity that offers one on one help for mums with SPD or PGP. They have just put an official community up on circle of moms. help@supportpelvicdysfunction.co.uk

Hope this helps x

I have spd and im in a wheelchair for life with it, im the founder of this charity so please feel free to trust in my help. All info is on my homepage or the official COMS page.

I send you all my love as SPD is common but not normal in pregnancy and it is a hard condition to deal with as if affects our mobility. keep your chins up and im here if you need any help from the charity.

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Sarah - posted on 05/08/2011

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www.supportpelvicdysfunction.co.uk is a charity that offers one on one help for mums with SPD or PGP. They have just put an official community up on circle of moms. help@supportpelvicdysfunction.co.uk

Hope this helps x

I have spd and im in a wheelchair for life with it, im the founder of this charity so please feel free to trust in my help. All info is on my homepage or the official COMS page.

I send you all my love as SPD is common but not normal in pregnancy and it is a hard condition to deal with as if affects our mobility. keep your chins up and im here if you need any help from the charity.

Erica - posted on 07/14/2010

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Like the first responder said, I also have suffered with SPD. I found wearing a belly support has helped some. Don't try to do too much, stay off your feet when you can but don't sit for too long at a time either. Warm baths, don't go for long walks, and avoid climbing stairs whenever possible! Good luck!

Niki - posted on 07/14/2010

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doing exercises to strength the muscles around the joints can help - but youd need to go to someone that specilise in pregnencys (yoga or pilates maby) i've been having aching pelvic joints and find that doing kegal/pelvic floor exercises really helps (pretty much just tense up the whole area while im walking).

Becca - posted on 07/12/2010

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Believe it or not, My Dr. Prescribed me muscle relaxers and they work wonders when trying to sleep at night. I don't take them 3 times a day (Like I am prescribed) but they do help when I lay down and my hips start aching.

Doti - posted on 07/12/2010

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Unfortunately not really it is just them moving around getting ready for delivery. The only thing that I found that helped was a heating pad on low back and hips

Jenna - posted on 07/12/2010

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I'm suffering them too, with this pregnancy, my second. I have found warm, relaxing baths, no matter the time of day, do help a lot. I normally use Vaseline Bath Salts, put some bubbles in, the whole works. It seems to loosen up the joints and gives me a chance to stretch out comfortably, to help lessen the pain the rest of the day. Good luck!

Heather - posted on 07/11/2010

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I'm sorry ur feeling so bad. I'm 25 weeks and am having terrible back and hip pain also. I'm actually having my doc refer me to a physical therapist. I've been told that massage can also help.Good Luck momma!

Vanessa - posted on 07/10/2010

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A warm heat pack (not hot).
I'm suffering terribly too! A physio can help you get a belt made for pregnancy which tightens up around your hips to help the hip joints too ---

Marissa - posted on 07/10/2010

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i have lots of hip pains and when i had them i would lay down on the floor and put a pillow under the arch on my back and it workedwonders :d hope this helps

Keely - posted on 07/10/2010

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Hey, i am 32 weeks with my 4th and have suffered previously with symphisis pubis dysfunction :( Which is horrific pelvic pain :( And i have got it again but worse this time around!! I find the odd paracetamol helps and positions when sitting/ standing and also when in bed use lots of pillows to get comfy an d take the weight of bump, eg between knees, under bump... however u feel comfy.
Hope this helps and good luck with the followin weeks and the birth :) x

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