Sore hips

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Sore hips

This is new for me, DD stayed up high the entire pregnancy but this little dude is very low. I wake up numerous times a night from the constant pain in my hips. Last night I finally propped my back slightly with a pillow and laid almost flat just to relieve the pressure on both hips. I'm already seeing a chiropractor religiously. Any other tips/tricks in helping??

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This I my worst complaint in pregnancy. Awful hip pain while sleeping (not at any other time). My last BB never stopped listening to me complain about it.

I don't know if she had it as bad as I did, but the yoga teacher I was going to for prenatal yoga during my last pregnancy was also pregnant at the same time and she swore by a memory foam mattress topper. She said she got a good, thick (read:expensive) one- and that she slept like a baby for the rest of the pregnancy.

I used to rub some arnica gel on my hips before going to bed and sometimes it seemed like it helped.

This pregnancy I find myself waking up on my back more often- which I think is because I'm trying to avoid the pain in my sleep!

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I have the same problem. I used to just turn onto my back for a few minutes to let my hips relax, but I was just lectured about that by my midwife yesterday. I haven't found a single thing that relieves it entirely, but a warm bath before bed has lessened it some.

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Oh yeah. I have terrible pain in my hips. I find exercising TOTALLY relives this pain for me, however. So if I'm good and I remember to exercise, that night I usually sleep great. And I'm less sore during the day. This baby rides low and unless I exercise my whole pelvic area is super sore.

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"RebeccaA'07" wrote:

This is new for me, DD stayed up high the entire pregnancy but this little dude is very low. I wake up numerous times a night from the constant pain in my hips. Last night I finally propped my back slightly with a pillow and laid almost flat just to relieve the pressure on both hips. I'm already seeing a chiropractor religiously. Any other tips/tricks in helping??

finally something i can answer....so ok i deal with this alot too, my hips hurt too sometimes so bad it'll make my lower back feel bad and have lost alot of sleep because of it. i was getting it so bad nothing would help, hot baths, heating pads, ice packs, nothing, so what i've found to work is this. if you have a good hr you can spare a day to watch tv or relax laying down, this always does the trick. i usually do this an hr before i go to bed. when laying down, i start off laying on my left side, both knees bent ontop another and stick a big body pillow directly underneath my left knee, which will prop up both legs, then use the rest of the pillow to snug onto (snugging onto it helps me stay leveled and also takes any pressure off your hips and your lower back. also too while doing this if you can find a way to prop your belly a little on the pillow to take the pressure off your back itll make a big difference,) i will lay like this for 15-30 minutes then switch sides and i'm telling you what afterwards i feel human again. once i do finish this technique it helps align my hips and lower back into place, having sciatica and a out of place disc can be hell.

my ob office reccommended this, at first i thought they were looney as can be but one night i had enough hip and lower back pain, so i gave it a try and it actually did work. if this is hard to do in bed, it usually is alot easier to do on a couch or loveseat. hopefully this helps!!! gl and if you do try this, let me know how it works!! gl