(Closed) Achy hips at night?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
Member
553 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I’m having the same issue at 35 weeks. I flip sides constantly but I get maybe 6 hours max before I just give up and get up. I was taking Benadryl for a few days due to some bad allergies and I will say that was the best sleep that I’ve gotten in quite a while. I don’t know if I was just more relaxed or what but my muscles weren’t stiff and achy when I woke up and I slept harder. 

 

 

Post # 4
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5824 posts
Bee Keeper

Ok I’ll admit something: I slept on my back most of my pregnancy.  And that felt GREAT.  I could only sleep on my side for so long, and I’d roll over while I was sleeping.  But my hips did get sore.  Putting the right size pillow between my legs helped (trial and error).  I also tried not to sit for long hours during the day or at night.  Also at like 35 weeks I would sleep with my legs elevated 12″.  That helped A LOT.

Post # 5
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879 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

yyyeeeesssss, ladies I feel your pain!!! (literally)

I am 36 weeks, and for the last week I have been unable to sleep at night. When I sleep on my side (as I have done most of the pregnancy) after about 15 min I get the worst pain in my hips, so I end up tossing and turning all night.  And I can’t stand to be on my back at all, no matter how I position my pillows.

I didn’t have this problem with my first because she carried much higher so the pressure wasn’t on my hips nearly as much.

Last night I had a better nights sleep by putting a pillow under my knees while I was on my side.  I found this changed my weight distribution on my hips just enough to change where the pressure was.  Although I would wake up when the pillow moved during my sleep, so it still wasn’t an easy sleep.

Post # 7
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949 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Wasn’t there a post somewhere about sleeping on a air mattress helping?  Can’t remember who or when, but it was filed in the back of my mind for a later time 🙂

Post # 8
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638 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2007

My hips and shoulders have been killing me when sleeping for A WHILE.  I’m 35 weeks now.

A. I try to do a couple yoga stretches before climbing in bed.  The down dog really seems to help loosen me up before I lay down.  Especially my hips/legs which can sometimes just be twitchy and uncomfortable before I even lay down!

B. If my hips are really bad I put my maternity pillow (body pillow, any pillow) behind me and lay back against it.  So I’m on my back – but kinda at an angle.  This is super comfy for me and takes the pressure off my hips.  (I also sometimes rock forward on the pillow like this to change the angle of pressure on my hips)

C. On a really bad/uncomfortable night I end up on the ‘lounge’ part of our couch downstairs sleeping sitting up 🙂

Best of luck!  You are in the home stretch!!

Post # 9
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98 posts
Worker bee

I’ve heard that sleeping on a recliner or on the couch really helps. It allows you to sleep on your back but in a reclined position so you’re still comfortable.

Post # 10
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7083 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I didn’t have this problem so much (it was my back that bugged me), but I second the pillow between the legs.  I have a friend who had severe hip problems and her OB prescribed massage, which really seemed to help her.  I can’t speak to that personally, but I trust her experience.

Post # 12
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7083 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Hang in there Janna… All of this is temporary!

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