What are some ways to help hip pain in the third trimester?

Carmen - posted on 12/13/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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For the past two or three weeks I have been having extremely painful hips. They crack or pop every time I move. The only way I am comfortable is laying on my back, and the doctors say not to do that. If I lay on either side for more than five minutes or so they hurt like crazy. I am really trying not to take Tylenol or anything because when I do, it helps for about an hour and then it doesn't help anymore. I don't know what to do. I was 36 weeks yesterday, and am currently 3 cm and 50%, I have been at that since I was 32 weeks. Has anyone else had this problem? What can I do to help it?

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Ciera - posted on 12/22/2009

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Sp sorry about that. I had that for the last 3 or 4 months when preg w my twins last year. Everyone said put pillows between your knees. I did that. I would even put 4 of them between there but nothing helped. Maybe try that and it will work for you better than for me. That was the very worst thing I ever had to deal with I am sure. That is really the only thing I absolutely dread about this pregnancy. Hope you feel better!

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Jessica - posted on 12/29/2009

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Chiropratic can help so much! I am currently under chiropractic care and it's helped a lot with my pregnancy. I would check one out, you'd be amazed at how much they can help throughout the entire pregnancy.

Amy - posted on 12/22/2009

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I have experienced that with both my last two pregnancies and with this one. I associated the pain with two things. Number one being my left hip tends to go out of joint once the baby gets to a certain size. My chiropractor tends to help some with that, but the other I just assumed was because I have fibromyalgia and I have really sensitive touch points on either of my hips. I really never found anything that helped. The chiropractor would help some with the joint going out, but not with the pain when sleeping. I just slept on my back. My docs tole me that as long as I didn't get nauseated while on my back, or feel dizzy and light headed, it wasn't a problem. You can tell if your pressure is dropping from being on your back, but even that gets miserable eventually. Come to think of it, my pressure didn't tolerate being on my back towards the end with my second daughter. I am only 18 weeks, but so far things are ok sleeping on my back still. Sorry I don't have any thing to help make you more comfy. I tried physical therapy too, but it didn't really help either.

Kelcie - posted on 12/21/2009

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have you tried stretching or doing like the butterfly stretch??? because i was having hip problems and i couldn't move when i was sleeping like i couldn't roll over or anything but i keep doing pelvic tilts and stuff like that and it seems to be helping for me but if your doctor tells you not to then i dont want to make things worse, i hope it helped at least a little bit im sorry if it didnt

Jessica - posted on 12/13/2009

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Look up Pubic Symphysis Dysfunction. I experienced the same thing, and it brought me to tears. If I sat too long, stood to long it, or walked a lot it made it worse. Hope this helps.

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