pelvic pains after sleeping all night???

Tamara - posted on 04/09/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Does anyone else or has anyone else ever got pelvic pain im not sure if its the bone or the muscles but i sleep all night then as soon as i get up in the morning its hard to move out of bed and hurts so bad i have to stretch my legs and move around alot before it even starts to feel better im 27 weeks and 2 days along due july 8th 2012 i have already had to go to physical therapy for back issues while being pregnant! This is my first baby! O and i do have the prgnancy pillow does not seem to help i usually end up tossing it by the middle of my sleep!

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Danielle - posted on 04/10/2012

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It is fairly common after a nights sleep.

I am 18 weeks with my second pregnancy. I had SPD with my first born around 25-27 weeks, and unfortunately I have been struggling with hip, and pelvic problems since I've been 13 weeks with my current pregnancy.



Your pelvic region will feel more sore at night because after a long day, the stiffness settles in when you haven't been as active. The first poster is correct. When pregnant, your body produces progesterone, which triggers a hormone called "Relaxin". What this hormone does is looses the muscles in your hips and pelvic area to prepare for the birth of the baby. In some severe cases, the body produces to much hormone which results in SPD, and creates pulling and tearing of ligaments and muscles around the area.



I usually sleep with an ice bag, wrapped in a towel in between my legs. I also sleep with two pillows in between my knees to support my legs when sleeping on the side.

As you progress in your pregnancy some tips are to take the stairs one step at a time. ex) take a step up, then bring the other legs to meet the first before proceeding to the next step.

Another would be to try to keep your legs together, and swing them both out when exiting a car, or off the bed.

Hopefully, these tips will help eliminate any extra stress on your hips because unfortunately as your pregnancy progresses, and the baby gets bigger the pain will (in my experience) increase.

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Tamara - posted on 04/10/2012

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Hmmmmm ya its only in the morning like i been laying with all my muscles relaxed all night im gonna tell my doctor about it

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/10/2012

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Also, I had SSP while pregnant with my second. When you are pregnant, your hormones make your pelvis spread, and there is cartilage between that spot on your pubis. Mine started tearing from the bone and was extremely painful. I got a belly band to help it. It did help, but I had difficulty walking, and sitting. I was never comfortable.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/10/2012

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I like the standard long body pillow personally. Are you drinking enough water? Also, make sure you are taking extra calcium. There is not much in the prenatal vitamins, and potassium. At least 1 banana per day. This may help the cramping. I had awful cramps my second pregnancy, and needed more of all three...it helped but I still got cramps just not as intense.

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