Pelvic Pains

Amy - posted on 02/08/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I'm 32 weeks along, and I have a heavy feeling in my pelvic area. When I go to bed at night its the worst, when changing positions and sometimes when I'm walking i feel like my pelvic bone has popped or this heavy feeling. Does anyone else know what this is??

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Kailey - posted on 02/08/2010

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I am 36 weeks pregnant, and I have had that pain for a while now. It is probably just our bodies getting ready for childbirth, but there is pelvic girdle pain: The symptoms (and their severity) experienced by women with PGP vary, but include:

Present swelling and/or inflammation over joint.
Difficulty lifting leg.
Pain pulling legs apart.
Unable to stand on one leg.
Unable to transfer weight through pelvis and legs.
Pain in hips and/or restriction of hip movement.
Transferred nerve pain down leg.
Can be associated with bladder and/or bowel dysfunction.
A feeling of symphysis pubis giving way.
Stand with a stooped over back.
Malalignment of pelvic and/or back joints.
Struggle to sit or stand.
Pain may also radiate down the inner thighs.
You may waddle or shuffle.
Aware of an audible ‘clicking’ sound coming from the pelvis

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Andria - posted on 02/08/2010

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Im 35 weeks and I have the same probem. My doc said its the muscles stretching. She said it gets worse with every pregnancy. She said swimming will help. Oh and I sleep with s really fluffy pillow between my legs and that seems to help. Good luck!!

Megan - posted on 02/08/2010

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I have the same problem! I asked my doctor about it today actually im just a week behind you!! He said that its the ligaments in my muscles stretching to support the wieght of the baby since she has dropped there is alot more pressure on the muscles. Its painful...but normal nothing to worry about there!

Katy - posted on 02/08/2010

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Yah, like Stevie said- its the baby moving down. I am only 30 weeks and noticed the same thing. It feels like he is sitting right above my butt and WONT move and its causing some intense pressure. I notice it is worse at night but I think this is also from being so active during the day that the pressure gets worse as the day goes on. Try and stretch throughout the day and kick your feet up for a bit if you can. Good luck!

Stevie - posted on 02/08/2010

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oh i might also add if you are able to get to a pool indoor or something or if you have a real deep bath that helps alot of course not so much when your out but it will atleast take the pain and heavyness out for a bit

Stevie - posted on 02/08/2010

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its just your pelvic bone adjusting to your baby getting lower into your hips and pushing its head down farther and its also adjusting its self for the labor when i was pregnant with my son i had some crunching or popping alot of it i thought it was broken cuz it hurt but its just getting ready for labor thats all your ok

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