OMG My hips!!!

Akisha - posted on 10/26/2009 ( 30 moms have responded )

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I am a like a week and half from 7 months, I was wondering if anyone else has had trouble sleeping, my hips hurt so freaking bad i cant sleep im fustrated its killing me..any suggestions for either problems the sleep or the hips hurting?...

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Pamela - posted on 07/29/2012

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So I just want to share with everyone possible that I am very newly pregnant with 4 back surgeries and a spinal cage, my hips were KILLLING me every night and throughout the day to the point I woke up crying all night, with a sharp pain deep in my sacro ilac joints, and was in constant agony. A fitness trainer I sometimes see who is also a physiotherapist, suggested I put a pillow under my bum (halfway down)...folded to whatever is comfortable to take the stress off my hips when I sleep (you also want to keep your knees raised in this position or you feel wobbly) and my goodness, the pain has gone down tremendously where I am not up all night crying in pain. Pass it on!!! I never read this recommendation after a full week of exhausting internet searches. Let me know if you need a better description of how to arrange yourself, you want to be basically let your hips drop off the pillow downwards of course.

Pam.

Angelina - posted on 12/14/2009

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I have the same problem. Im almost 8 months now but its been a problem since around 5 months. My doctor said it is the joints loosening in anticipation of the birth. The thing I've found most helpful is REST. I know its hard, especially if you have older kids or a job or are in school but try to lie down as much as possible. Put a pillow between your legs and lay on your side. And avoid any unneccessary walking or lifting. You might feel like you are being lazy but trust me your not. Your body is working VERY HARD. Good luck.

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Yes I got hip pain as well as cramp at night, not good! I would recommend getting a body pillow. I got mine at the start of my pregnancy and would swear by it as it helped me get comfortable at night so was a god send

Amanda - posted on 12/09/2009

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i had teh same problem when i was prego with my second and the doctor just kept telling me to deal with it. it got so bad that i couldn't even roll over in bed at night. unfortunately i could never find anything to help me out

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Jacklynn - posted on 10/09/2013

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Have no idea what to do I'm in the same boat, at 26weeks lord help us....lol

Jacklynn - posted on 10/09/2013

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Laying down throughout the night my left hip is sore enough to wake me up at night. Now being 26 weeks everything shifting to the front my right hip is a nightmare for walking. I do sleep with a pillow between my legs not seeming to help . Looking for more suggestions please oh and it's my 3rd child nothing like this before. Tired and sore:)

Michele - posted on 05/21/2013

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Second pregnancy and my hip symptoms started early this time 18 weeks. Yoga (hip) stretches and swimming have relieved me of all pain in a short two weeks. I do a stretch in the morning when I wake and one after the heartburn subsides after dinner. I'm only 20 weeks now and my baby is so active he has literally kicked me awake some nights!!! Good luck these little ones are worth all the hard work and pain!

Ikiriza - posted on 10/22/2012

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iam 26 weeks pregnant and get strong hip pains every tym ai sleep on my sides.what really causes this?

User - posted on 07/29/2012

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same here! im only 5 1/2 months and i started having it since the 4th month. i also cant figure out what to do. my tummy isnt even showy, im not gaining weight yet but still, it gives me a hard time sleeping! i feel for you akisha. :(

Stacy - posted on 12/19/2009

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Last night I tried sleeping propped up on three pillows. I was able to get out of bed with no pain, no grunting and no husband pushing me up to a sitting position. It wasn't super comfortable so about halfway throught the night I put myself flat and made sure to position my legs so they weren't fully straight (almost a laying down sitting position) with a pillow between my knees. I was still al little sore when attempting to get out of bed, but it was much less painful.

Tracy - posted on 12/18/2009

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First- I always thank my lucky stars- my friend had her hips pop out of place regularly the last 4 months of her pregnancy.. :-o

BUT..I can relate- my hip pain began about a month ago(25-ish wks) and has progressively gotten worse.. I found that some massage can help a lil bit ..and ive been trying to lay with different pillows between my legs to sleep can help (I use different pillows because the width i need my legs apart (aka - how fluffy the pillow is) seems to change daily for me..)

Also work on that getting used to rolling over/ changing positions w/o waking up too much- it helped me alot also..hope u feel better soon!

Good luck & congrats!!

Brandy - posted on 12/14/2009

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Oh yes, I remember with my first pregnancy I felt like somebody was pounding a giant nail right into the side of my hip! It started really early on in my first pregnancy but with this one, I am almost 36 weeks and it just started last week and isn't as bad as before. All I can suggest is doing mild stretches in the morning and before bed (don't strain yourself) and get a 5 foot body pillow. Mine is a lifesaver. And try to get used to rolling over without waking up completely lol.

Jessica - posted on 12/14/2009

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How is your posture throughout the day? Making sure you aren't sitting cross legged etc can really help, hehe sitting more manly with your legs wider apart can help relieve the pressure of the relaxin helping the ligaments stretch out for child birth. I've had sore hips especially my right this pregnancy, and find that sitting backwards over a chair for a while or leaning forward on a chair the normal way with my legs wider apart helps a lot to stretch out the pain.

Charmaine - posted on 12/14/2009

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I hear you ladies on the hips discomfort front. This pregnancy I have noticed a lot of pain in my right hip with walking and standing, not so much with reclining. I have chalked it up to ligamentous stretch in preparation for birth. Right now I am trying to keep working out in the hopes that it will subside.

Shellse - posted on 12/10/2009

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i have hip pain too, turns out i ended up with bursitis in both hips on top of sciatica...my dr sent me to a physical therapist...it didnt work for me but having a nice long massage around your hip joint and the top of your butt makes it much much better! good luck hope your pain subsides to a tolerable level.

Stacy - posted on 12/09/2009

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The pain in my hips is ridiculous, but really only bothers me in the morning. I was in a ton of pain and I was thinking the baby was on my sciatic nerve and when I went for my checkup, he was head up. Funny, now that I think about it, that's when my hip was feeling a little better. Back to barely being able to stand in the morning. Pillows help a little, but I might try the bath before bed.

Amy - posted on 12/09/2009

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yuck! That defiantly stinks! I know this post is a little older, but I had a few suggestions. The first is if it's your hips, you can try going to a chiropractor, as your body moves to make room for the body your bones kinda go out of whack, and they can help with that. Also, an excessive ball is a HUGE help. If you sit on it during the day it will help you sleep better (At least that's what helped me!)

Amber - posted on 12/08/2009

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i too am having hip pain. it seems to be ok when i dont have pressure on it but it seems to only be on my right side. but when i go to sleep i have a pillow under that hip, a body pillow and a pillow on top of the body pillow and it somewhat helps. but standing and walking around dont seem to be an option. but good luck with everything

Sarah - posted on 12/08/2009

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I had the same problem, what helped me was getting a Boppy brand belly wedge (They're great, and only like 14-15 bucks), even if you aren't that big it seems to help when you put it under your belly. Also what might help is eating a banana before bed, that along with the belly wedge has almost completely gotten rid of my hip pain. Hope it gets better!

Ashley - posted on 11/01/2009

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This is my first pregnancy and I feel your pain!!! Our son is downright abusive in the night!!! My entire body pops when I get up in the morning. My hips throb all day and night. My back also takes a lot of abuse. I sleep with a lot of pillows my doctor suggested one between my knees when laying on my side to ease hip pain,

Dervla - posted on 11/01/2009

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oh i can so relate with u on this one i had two normal pregnancy's and i just breezed through them this time round its so different between the migrain headaches and the pelvic pain i am just wishing this was all over. i am only 18 weeks but have been suffering pain since 16 weeks my doc said i may grin and bear it nothing they can do. i found warm baths at night and going swiming or just floating at the pool during the day helps a bit.

having my hips massaged lightly does the job too as does lots and lots of pillows.

Vickie - posted on 10/30/2009

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Hi, im 36 weeks and iv had trouble with my hips for a few months, its due to the fact of sitting crossed legged, or slouching on the sofa with ur legs up, the midwife said it will not go away until the baby is here. I get the pain after iv slepted and when i'm tryin to get up out of bed.

Akisha - posted on 10/29/2009

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wow, thats whats im saying my husband is 6,6 and i use his body as my other pillow literally, because all the pillows surrounding me it dont help , and cry yes i cry also and i actually limp when i get up from all the preasure as long as its not just me and i dont feel crazy..!!!

Desiree - posted on 10/29/2009

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Hello, I am 29 weeks pregnant and can not sleep at all! I lay on my right side and my hip and leg hurt so bad some nights that I cry. My hips cramp up EVERY SINGLE NIGHT. I also have a fortress of pillows surrounding me. One snoogle, a body pillow and regular pillows....I don't know if this helps, but I do it anyway. I feel your pain!!

Amber - posted on 10/28/2009

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this is my second pregnancy and with both of them i have had major hip pains. my hips tend to widden for labor early on. i feel your pain. with my first one my insurance paid for chiropractic care so i was lucky. i went once a month to get adjusted which gave some relief. however its not a cure because your body is going to do what its naturally designed to do. but if they only hurt while you sleep then try different sleep positions. good luck

Akisha - posted on 10/27/2009

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lol..i know right thanks so much..im trying so hard to get rest and having to keep swithching hips every 15 mins is hurting me..lol...pregnant..smh i love kids but they can keep the pregnant part..lol thanks though mama

Shrrene - posted on 10/26/2009

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I am right there with ya on the hips.. Only thing I have been able to do it put a fortress of pillows around me and try to have one under your tummy. the one under the tummy seems to help a little. also switching sides in the middle of the night. I hope you find some relief. This being pregnant is hard work!

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