Is anyone else experiencing pelvic pain and pressure?

Kailey - posted on 01/27/2010 ( 38 moms have responded )

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Hi,
I am due March the 10th with my first and here lately I have been having really bad pelvic pain, actually in my groin area. For the past week or so when I get up to use the restroom, I feel like I can barely walk, I have to get my husband to hold me up. Could he have dropped or could it be that he is just getting bigger?

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Emma - posted on 11/27/2012

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im 20 weeks and experiencencing the same as above. when i wake up the pain is unbareable especially if i try rushing to the toilet. its my first baby aswell. . the pelvic pressure is horrible. why is this? & when will it stop? :'(

Cassey - posted on 02/28/2010

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I am due march 6th with our third and it seems like with each pregnancy the pressure and pelvic pain get worse. I didnt have any with my first, but now I feel like you do. Sometimes I think if he drops any lower he is going to stick his hand out and wave!!!!

Suzi - posted on 02/24/2010

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PGP (Pelvic Girdle Pain) is really common. I started suffering with my first little girl about a month from the end. I'm now pregnant with my second and have had it for about half the pregnancy, I'm due in 4 weeks.
It may be a little late to do anything about it now - but for future reference your Midwife CAN do something about it. You can be referred to Physio. I was recently and it's really starting to help.
I hate to break it to you as well but it tends to get worse with each pregnancy - so remember to tell your Midwife if you have any more and get some Physio. They'll give you some great exercises to help you move around. I know it can be excruciatingly painful but I guess we have to put up with these things to get our babies! x

Danya - posted on 01/27/2010

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I bet he has dropped. With my first I didn't have pelvic pain and pressure until the night before my water broke but I have pelvic pain and pressure already and I'm due March 8th but getting induced March 3rd unless he comes before then.

Melissa - posted on 02/08/2010

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I think I have a pretty good idea of what you're going through. Not strained abdominal muscles? Not hip pain? (I've been having both... yuck) But you're feeling like you've been kicked in the crotch by a major league soccer player, right? And God forbid you slip, or move wrong, because then on top of the aches, your groin muscles are in pure agony... I have a 7, 5, and 2 year old... my 2 year old is VERY independant, so I find it VERY hard to chase her.

The one thing that I was told will help are short walks periodically throughout the day. Not anything straining or vigorous, just a stroll. There's a thin line you don't want to cross though. Sitting and relaxing all day puts a lot of pressure on your pelvis and walking too much or too fast is going to knock you off your feet! Also, if you have a hot tub or access to one, sit high up in it. I got clearance from my doctor to sit for short periods of time as long as it isn't too hot (would a kid be comfortable in it... that's a good way to judge the temp) and try not to fully submerge your belly.

Hope I helped... can't wait for March 12!!

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Lynn - posted on 03/02/2010

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i'm due march 11th with my second.
and i'm experiencing the exact same aches and pressure
and i have a hard time walking or getting up also
my doctor has told me it's from baby dropping.

Elisabete - posted on 02/25/2010

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iam due with number 6 march 17th and i will be induced due to gestational diabetes byt march 10.

i too have felt that pressure in the pelvic area somethign i never felt with the other children when pregnant.

also my hips hurt and i cant get to sleep as i cant get confertable .when i had my last ultrasoudn they could see she has dropped but i dont have intarnals so i wouldnt have a clue is i was dialated at all .i just know that wehn i go to the loo i feel teh presssure and iam always paranoid my waters will break not that i would mind .

same as when i walk down a hill when picking the kids up from school.

hang in here the end is near for us both good luck

Angelina - posted on 02/24/2010

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I have extreme pelvic and groin pain. My daughter is breech and is kicking the hell out of my groin.I did not have this pain in my other pregnancies. I am almost 38 weeks and was just put on bed rest to slow down my labor.

Anna - posted on 02/23/2010

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probably has dropped....I am experiencing the same thing, and it seems to keep get worse as I go further along. I am due March 19th, went to the doctor yesterday, and she said I was 1 cm dilated and that baby's head is right there...so she actually told me that I probably wouldnt make it to the 19th kinda scary....lol...but if you are really worried about it call your doctor, so they can ease your concerns.

Constance - posted on 02/22/2010

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I'm due march 16th and i started having the same pain right around the time you did. I went into the doctors unexpectedly and had an exam. That week the baby had turned and the doctor could feel her head, he said her head was sitting on my pelvic bone and pinching the lining inside me. The sharp pains have gone away but the pressure and pain are still there.

Kat - posted on 02/22/2010

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im due with my first on march 19th and experiencing the same pain and when i went to the doc he said the baby was dropping rapidly... hope your ready and congrats

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I am due march 13 and I have the same feeling. Its pain pressure and a burning sensation all at once. I was wondering the same thing if he dropped or what it also feels worse when he moves his head around down in that area.

Shayna - posted on 02/18/2010

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I am due March 22, and this is my 3rd baby and I have got that pain to and I have never had it before. Its hard to explane but it hurts really bad and comes and goes, it feels like your private is going to rip....my doctor said its the baby moving his head but it hurts and i have never had it before....

Michelle - posted on 02/15/2010

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Girl I feel for you and know what you are going through. I am pregnant with my 5th child, due March 25th but most likely will go early. I have been experiencing pain since I was 4 months along. The pain has gotten worse as the months had gone by. I have groin pain (making it hard to walk and my husband has been having to help more get up and stuff), pain on the bottom sides of my buttocks (that never goes away unless I am sitting in a good position) and siactica nerve problems where I can even move sometimes. I am pretty sure it is cause of weight gain with the pregnancy and the hormones. I was in really good shape before I got preg and not over weight I was at my ideal weight. And I experience pressure once in a while. Some of the Braxton Hicks are getting to be quite painful at times.
I am not able to do alot and rely on the other children to help out alot more. I also run a daycare and my parents totally understand that I can't do much right now.
I have an ultrasound for next week to check on the position of my little boy. Last week my doctor thought he was breech and I hope to God he isn't. All of my other deliveries were natural and I really want this one to be too cause I am only taking 2 weeks off for maternity leave. If I have to have a c-section then I will have to take more time off.
I know that he dropped some last week cause instead of measure 34 I was measuring 33. I believe he has dropped more this week.
Hang in there!

Melissa - posted on 02/11/2010

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Good luck Amy!! We had our baby girl 4 weeks 1 day early this morning. She's doing well. She's 5lbs 8.4oz. and 18" long. We named her Sophia Marjorie Faith.

Amy - posted on 02/11/2010

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I just found out that I am in premature labor, which could be causing my pelvic pain from all of the pressure. They are working on stopping my labor and I still have bad contractions which adds to the pain... so really what everyone said about it being pressure from the baby's head, your right. (at least in my case)

Amanda - posted on 02/08/2010

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I have that same pain, my husband has to help me get up all the time. I walk real slow at times too. I haven't been to the doctor since having it and I didn't have this with my first one but I've been told told it's normal especially when it's a second or third...

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Hi Kailey i am experiencing the exact same thing. Awful groin/pelvic pain when standing or walking. As a qualified midwife i know the reason for this and it is completely normal. In your pevic region you have two bones that are joined by cartilage right where the babys head will rest (when he/she is head down) the baby can put an awful lot of pressure on where these two bones meet causing them to move and rub together. They wouldnt do this normally but as you get closer to delivery the cartilage softens to allow the pelvis to widen so the baby can exit!

It is awful but normal. You can buy support belts which may help - it did with my mum but i have found them useless. If it becomes excruciating the doctors can help with painkiller prescriptions but i would advise you to grin and bear it as much as you can. It will all be worth it in the end - or so they say!!!!

Good luck - i know how you feel x

Karen - posted on 02/08/2010

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If its more of a joint pain between your pelvis and your femur(thigh bone) then you could have some form or sciatica. Your body releases relaxin which causes the muscles to loosen and it can be EXTREMELY painful. The thing that helped me the most was visiting the Chiropracter (quick but short lived fix, minimal homework), but you can also see a physical therapist (more homework, longer lasting results). A visit to the Chriopracter usually brings me relief for 2-3 days...

Latara - posted on 02/04/2010

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im feelng the exact same pain and i cant stand it specially in the heat its alot worst...
this being my 2nd child im finding it hard to be able to reguarly everyday things with my son ( almost 2years) ive been to the doctor and ordered bed rest and no stres on my body which is hard to do as im a solo mum. i never felt this type of pain with my first only when i was in labour so its all new to me im glad to know im not the only one that feels it (not being rude to anyone)

Susan - posted on 02/03/2010

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I am having it too. It's even worse with with this one ( Due March 22) even more than my first (March 2008). I haven't even dropped yet. And the braxton hicks are super fun especially at three am!

I used one of those magic bags and put it on my stomach. Make sure its not too hot or too cold. It really seemed to help. Also sometimes just putting it behind your back just helps relazing.

There's a reason why men don't get pregnant! We women are troopers!

Good Luck!

Tabatha - posted on 02/01/2010

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im due march the 8th and i am feeling the exact same thing i dont no whats going on but it is very painful and when he moves around to like theres no more room lol i dont no

Amy - posted on 02/01/2010

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I have been experiancing the SAME thing... it is no fun but with ultra sounds and tests that I have had it has been summed up to being nothing more than I'm just not used to being this big... this is my second baby and I weigh more with this one than the last and I can really tell the difference, I can sometimes not get up to chase my 1 year old walking is VERY painful and since tylenol is really the only thing that can safely be taken... I've realized that it doesn't work. :(

The only cure is going to be to deliver. sorry.

Renee - posted on 01/31/2010

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I started to feel like this at 32 weeks, I am due on March 13th. She already dropped. I had an ultrasound done the other day and you can see the head is right in the pelvis. Some days it feels like she is going to push her head right out when she stretches.

Jenna - posted on 01/31/2010

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i experienced that kind of pain at just 7 months with my first (recently with this pregnancy im about 33 weeks). i think everyone is different, once i start dilating i cant even handle a simple pelvic exam, right now im 1cm & it hurts a lot, but as long as you arent contracting or see any blood, its a normal (painful, but very normal) feeling to experience.

Kathryn - posted on 01/30/2010

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The pelvic pain is normal...your uterus is practicing contractions that tighten your belly and make it uncomfortable, even painful...your pelvic muscles and tendons around your groin are stretching and thinning out so it'll make it easier for your baby to move through when pushed out. It's very painful and scary, sometimes for a lot of women it's not very painful at all. For me it's more painful because this is my second child and I'm due the 4th of March. So no worries. They'll subside nearer your due date and you'll start having real contractions...make sure to keep track of your contractions too.

Ashlee - posted on 01/30/2010

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with my first (born oct 25 2008) I had the easiest pregnancy and only had discomfort and pain once I was in labor 9 days late for 3 days of labor, but worth it on the end.
With this one (due march 1st 2010) I have been feeling pressure and discomfort for about 2-3 weeks, and have been sleeping a grand total of about 3-4 hours a night of broken sleep if I am lucky, at our last check up she said baby was low from what she could tell from an external exam and we go Monday Feb 1st for our next check up hopefully she'll she if I have started to dilate and such as she thinks I will deliver closer to 37 weeks not 40, with my luck I will be another week late HAHA.
Anyway you will find this is the first of many many variations of what you can and will feel and experience. Enjoy what you can, relax while you can

Tracy - posted on 01/30/2010

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i have this as well, nd my doctors kept passing it off as normal pregnancy pain, but i just didnt feel tht it was...this is my 4th nd i know the normal pains in pregnancy nd this was not normal...so i did research online nd found a website tht told me about pelvic pain nd what it is nd all tht well it described everything i was feeling nd going through perfectly, so i brought this to my doctors attention nd he said "oh yeah ur right" but sadly even being right didnt do anything for me cuz with this pain the only way it will go away is when i give birth....i will post the website below for u to check it out....it may not even be what ur feeling exactly....so another thing it could be which i have as well is varicose veins inside the vagina tht when i walk nd stuff causes me pain cuz of the pressure from the baby......most of the time if the baby dropped the pain u will feel will be more in ur lower abdomen in really ur groin or pelvic but tht all depends on what number kid ur on nd ur size.......hope this helps

http://www.babyworld.co.uk/information/p...

Lacey - posted on 01/29/2010

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ahhh i feel the same way....its horrible! my husband has to help me up to get to the bathroom too! hah

Crystal - posted on 01/29/2010

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I am also due March 10th, and yup, its almost guaranteed that the baby has dropped and is sitting very low in your pelvic area. I have the same pain as you, it is very uncomfortable, but just think, only a couple more weeks and you will get to hold your precious baby. Its all worth it in the end. Just take it easy and try to relax as much as possible! Good luck!

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So far with this little guy I have had it pretty easy but for he last couple of weeks the pressure has been getting almost unbearable. At this point with my first son I was on all sorts of medication for gall bladder problems so I didn't have any of this pressure or discomfort. But it has started affecting my sleep now to. Good luck I am talking with my Midwife tommorrow, so far I am not loving this feeling but we are almost there! Come on March!

Emma - posted on 01/28/2010

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TBH I have had this sort of feeling for about 1/2 weeks. Explained to the midwife andshe said if it gets worse or persists then go to the labour ward/delivery suite so I did last night and all they said was that my baby is measuring big and probably not got alot of room left to grow. I'm 32weeks and measuring 35/36. So, all I can suggest is that the baby is either engaged, just getting big and hasn't got alot more room to grow into or both. I wouldn't worry to much but if the pain is that bad then I suggest going to your labour ward/delivery suite or materinty ward explaining your situation so they can monitor you and your unborn baby as you could be in a very slow labour. They thought I was at first but it turns out I wasn't. Good luck and congratulations :)

Jenni - posted on 01/28/2010

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I have the pain too.....My doctor told me since this is my 3rd child its very common to get that pain early.

Chey - posted on 01/27/2010

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I agree that he probably dropped. I remember that with my first. With this one I've had sciatic nerve pain since week 8ish. With my first I probably had that pain and pressure for 3 or 4 weeks, and was dilated 3-4cm for 2 weeks before my son was born at 37 weeks. I think it's pretty common, but you could always mention it to your Dr at your next check up.

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