Have any of you been having pain in your hips and groin?

Jessica - posted on 03/15/2012 ( 23 moms have responded )

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Hello ladies.... I hope you are all doing well or at least as well as can be expected at this point in your pregnancy... I am 25 weeks along and have been having some issues with my hips and groin muscles... I have noticed with this baby I am not able to do all the things I did with my last baby... With my now 16 month old daughter I was able to function fairly well and move furniture and all of that but with this baby I have been unable to do all of that without major pain in my hips or pulling a muscle in my groin... About a month ago I was trying to get my hubby to help me move our bedroom around to better accommodate the baby's crib... This included moving a rather large dresser out of our room and putting a much smaller chest of drawers in our room... With moving the large dresser included moving a desk and the chest of drawers our of the room they were in which led to moving a ton of other things in the kitchen and other rooms as well... But the point of all this being is that by the end of the day I was in so much pain I could barely walk... Have any of you had any issues like this...

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Lynn - posted on 03/19/2012

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I have been having a lot of groin pain since I was about 20 weeks. This is my second child and I did not have any of this with the first. When I talked to my doctor about it then she thought my cervix may have shortened and ordered an internal ultrasound, but everything came back normal. It hurts me the most at night when I am trying to roll from one side to the other. I have also described it as someone else here did like I had been riding a bike all day. I also explained that I have so much pressure in my groan that it feels like something I should be experiencing in the last month of pregnancy and not as early as 20 weeks. I think my husband and doctor keep thinking it is back pain. Tonight I was talking to a friend who has had four children and she talked about how much her pelvic bone hurt with some of her pregnancies.



I hadn't thought about it that way but tonight I looked up Pelvic pain during pregnancy and found out about: Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD).



http://www.whattoexpect.com/pregnancy/as...



I think this is exactly what is going on so many of the things described in this article are exactly what I am experiencing. I have a doctors appointment in three days and am definitely going to talk to my doctor about this. I have also looked at some of the pelvic support belts and bellybands recommended by other woman with this condition. I was so excited to read this article and know that I am not crazy and that this is an actual condition. Maybe this is what is going on with some of you too. I will try and update this and let you know what my doctor has to say.

Jacinda - posted on 03/29/2012

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I'm sorry to hear that. I'm 29 weeks pregnant & every night it is the same thing. Lots of hip pain, & leg & foot cramping. I will often wake up in the middle of the night with these pains putting me into tears. I wouldn't wish it on my worse enemy lol hopefully you're pain gets better (:

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Claire - posted on 04/24/2012

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I am 32 weeks pregnant and have sufferedwwith therse paoins since 30 weeks the midwife said it was ligament or fixing pains and not to worry x

Leslie - posted on 04/19/2012

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I feel you, im pregnant with my second child and with my first pregnancy i worked all the way till i popped lol. But with this pregnancy i had to quit and stay home so soon , i was 15 weeks . now im 33 weeks and i still get lots of pains. I cnt walk as much and do lots of other activities . I have a little girl that just turned 3 on april 10, and im exhausted! MY doctor told me, every pregnancy is diffrent but i got checked and everything has been okay THANK GOD ! i just have to take it slow with this pregnancy. So i think you should too :)

Lynn - posted on 04/18/2012

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I have been seeing a chiropractor for almost a month now, once a week, for my pelvic pain. This is the first time I have every used a chiropractor in my life. Last week I went almost every night with little to no pain when trying to roll over in bed. I also have not been as stiff when getting up in the mornings. My pelvis still pops, but it is not as painful. This is the best I have felt as far as pelvic/back pain goes, since about 20 weeks and I am now at 33 weeks. Happy to be feeling better as I get closer to my due date, I was soo worried it would only get worse until the baby came.

Christine - posted on 04/10/2012

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I have been having sharp groin pains that almost brought me to my knees! I was just cleaning the house and they came out of no where! This is my 3rd pregnancy and I have experienced so many different things that I did not have with my other 2 pregnancies. Have you heard of making a bean sock??? My OB/GYN told me about it. You fill a sock with dried beans, tie it on the end, and stick it in the microwave for 3 to 4 minutes. It is very flexible and stay hot for a long time!

Angela - posted on 04/03/2012

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i'm 28 1/2 weeks along and everyday have progressing lower back and hip pain. it starts around the bottom of my spine around 2-3 pm and by 9 i can barely move. i have to hobble to the bathroom even. i had back pain with my first but nothing like this, if i try to do any cleaning or am on my feet for more than 20 minutes it starts in hurting earlier. so ready for june 15th to get here!!

Dominique - posted on 03/27/2012

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I have had terrible pain in my hips druing this pregnancy, and my other two pregnancies..Some of it is due to a medical condition, but some of it is also because the hormones that make the joints lax in preparation for the baby's birth. I usually take it easy on days where I am in pain, and lying down and placing a pillow between the knees helps to take some of the pressure off the hips. I am not sure if your doctor told you but I was shocked because this being my third pregnancy, the doctor had said not to move anything heavy, and I asked specifically what weight she was looking at because I thought heavy meant 50lbs, and she said not to move anything much over 20-25lbs.. People say tylenol works, it doesn't for me, but maybe taking a nice hot soak in the bath would help, or use a heating pad to help releive some pain. The pain will most likely go away right after the baby is born, but in certain cases like mine it just brought to my attention an issue with my hips that I kept overlooking and I have to get more tests done after the baby to specify the problem, either being sciatica or something in my hip joint. I hope you can find ways to make yourself more comfortable untill the baby is born, but from what I hear it is a pretty common issue.

Katie - posted on 03/23/2012

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Same, i had no pain with my first baby, but she didnt even come out naturally so i dont think she was far enough down for me to get those pains.

And more people i have spoken too have gotten it worse with there 2nd, 3rd and 4th and so on.

Janelle - posted on 03/23/2012

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oh my gosh I just read that website about SPD and it describes my pain so much! I even have the tender pubic bone! This morning when I got out of bed I heard the popping or scraping of the bones. And I was sore and when I changed I could barely stand on one leg! So not good! We are moving in a month and I have lots of packing to do!

Janelle - posted on 03/23/2012

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The pain for me happens after a day where I am more active so I know its just that I haven't been active enough before I got pregnant because I am a stay at a home Mom, with my first I had no pain whatsoever besides a little heartburn towards the end.. and with him my body was much more fit. I will never get pregnant again without being fit!

Katie - posted on 03/22/2012

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Oh no! Well i see my Dr in 11 days, i will tell you what she says to me and see if we can make some sense of it, I still have my pain, but it hasnt hurt when ive gotten in or out of the car since the last time, just when i walk around. I wasnt going to keep my appt with my Dr because i have my ob appt like 2 days after it but i think i might because i will see my normal dr just ask her and then see the ob and tell her too but the sooner i see someone the better so i have peace of mind. :)

Lynn - posted on 03/22/2012

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Well my dr's appt. did not go as well as I would have hoped today. I think I entered it in a bad state to start off with. I didn't sleep very good last night a combination of heart burn and pelvic pain. Plus, my doctor was super rushed and I didn't feel like I had her full attention. My pelvic pain has been much worse the last couple of mornings but goes away once I have walked around for a half hour or so. So I told my doctor I thought I had SPD (see previous post) and she acted like she had never hear of it. She did say that she thought getting a pelvic support belt was a good idea. When I asked if she thought this condition would make delivery harder, easier, or no different she said she thought it may make it more difficult. I didn't want to hear that either. She also said the reason that it is more painful in the morning or after sitting down for a while is that the pelvic bone is a joint that has fluid moving around it when we are moving but when we stop moving that fluid isn't there and that is why is it soo painful when we are inactive. So for now I am going to endure the pain, hopefully get a pelvic support belt on Sat., and when I finally deliver just make sure I am not on my back. Some of the things I read said that if you deliver on your back the pelvic pain may continue after pregnancy. So I will try other positions for delivery. Also, I went to a MOPS meeting today and one of the other moms said she had pains like this for two of her pregnancies. At least she helped me feel I'm not crazy today.

Jessica - posted on 03/21/2012

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Thanks Katie... I know in my head that I am not the first woman to ever go through this but it is nice to hear it instead of just know it... I am sorry to hear that you are still having pelvic pain... I know that can be almost as bad as giving birth... You might want to ask your dr what you can do about it... Maybe it is something that a muscle relaxer can help with... Please don't think that I am all about taking meds for pain but when it is needed then you take what you have to... I know my dr was going to possibly prescribe one for me a while back due to tension headaches but decided not to because he thought it might be my BP... It turned out to that my headaches were due to having the flu... I still have them every so often and they are still just as intense as before but I don't have them everyday so that is an improvement... I will keep you posted on my test and I hope and pray that you feel better soon... TTYL...

Katie - posted on 03/20/2012

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Awww thats no good Jessica!! :(

My Dr is making me go for the 2 hour glucose test on Monday because i am a bigger person, i had to do the 2 hour one with my first baby as well and everything was fine, they reckon you usually get it when you are having a bigger baby my baby was 10p 7oz and i never had it the nurses were surprised!!

I ended up going to my sisters last night and as soon as i sat down in the car this "pelvic" pain come back so bad!! I was swearing and everything it hurt so much!! Now im just as sore this morning as i was when it started even though yesterday it seemed better....dammit! Lol

I hope everything goes well for you. Sounds like your having a rough trot. :(

Jessica - posted on 03/20/2012

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My groin pain comes and goes as it pleases... It is a lot like what you have all described... Some days it is very hard to walk and other days it just hurts to move in any position... I don't think it is anything to be really worried about but I am going to ask my ob on thursday when I see him... On another note... Why is it that when things seem to be getting better the other shoe drops and something else goes wrong... I just had my second glucose tolerance test yesterday and today I was suppose to go see my ob but had to reschedule... So about 2 hours later I get a call from his office saying the my test came back elevated and now I have to go for the 3 hour test... To make things worse there is a diet I have to be on starting tomorrow that requires me to eat 200 carbs a day for the next 3 days then nothing the day of the test... Plus I have to be at the hospital at 6 am for the test... This really sucks... I have never had a problem with pregnancy besides preeclampsia and that was no fun but to find out that I may have diabetes with this baby is a real blow to the system... This is my third baby and it just seems like the hits keep coming... Please keep me and my baby in your prayers that everything is okay... Thanks so much for all your input and for listening...

Katie - posted on 03/19/2012

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Lol that was me, and im glad im not the only one that sounds crazy too Lynn!! Sounds like a lot of people get these pains but i had never heard of these pains until i got them and started talking to people about it. I found today as i was walking around cleaning the house they werent as bad, but when i sat down and stopped for a bit they would come back so maybe its better to walk more just so we dont feel it as much, and also im not as sore as i was yesterday and i had a nice warm bath last night whether this helped or not im unsure but im thinking it did. :)

Katie - posted on 03/19/2012

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I have an appt in like a week and a bit both my normal Dr and my ob are really hard to get into and doubt i will get into them before the day i have booked, i still feel bubba move and other people i know have had this pain.

Tammy - posted on 03/19/2012

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the pain in the groin made it difficult to sit, or get out of bed. the pain in the hip was off and on

but its not as bad now, sometimes the way the baby is positioned can cause the groin pain i went to my ob/gyn to make sure everything was ok they did an exam and no signs of problems

if you think you should call your ob/gyn do it, put you mind at ease, it helps.

Katie - posted on 03/19/2012

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Ive been having pains they feel muscular but its feels like ive been riding a bike non stop for a week! Lol as weird as that sounds! Is that what your pains feel like? It hurts for me to walk, but not sit down. Real weird i never had this with my first baby and she was huge!!

Tammy - posted on 03/19/2012

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I had the same thing a few weeks ago major pains in groin area, didn't have any with my first pregnancy, went to doctor, couldn't find anything wrong, which was a great relief!!! mine went away after a few weeks i am now 28 weeks pregnant. hope this helps

Jessica - posted on 03/15/2012

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Thanks Kaitlin... I really appreciate the advice... I have been walking the last few days and other than round ligament pain I have been feeling much better.... I haven't really been walking much before now due to the weather but now that the weather is finally getting to be decent out I can now get out and walk... Thanks again...

Kaitlin - posted on 03/15/2012

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So sorry- maybe baby is sitting differently, and it's really tough with a toddler. My second two pregnancies were much much worse pain wise than my first, and my kids are close together, I feel you. I would highly suggest trying to get more walking in during the day, or an eliptical if you have access to one (really helps the hips) and lots and lots of stretching. Try a prenatal yoga dvd or you tube video.

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