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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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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