Pelvic Pain

posted 1 year ago in Pregnancy
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Bumble bee

If there is a way to get relief–I never found it.  It happened with DD and it’s happening now with #2.  And yeah, it gets worse, but the good news is–mine went away with the epidural, and stayed gone.  

You can try sleeping with a pillow between your knees at night, that helped me with the middle of the night pain, and having it not be so bad first thing in the morning.  Basically, I just gritted my teeth and waited for those last few months to be over.

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Helper bee

@PrncssDva:  Do you have a belly wedge you use at night? I use my giant u shaped pillow for back support and between my legs, but I also have a wedge I put under my belly. Maybe it would help to relieve the pressure just for a few hours at least and give your muscles a rest?

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Busy bee

I was having that same issue yesterday, so I googled it. I ended up laying almost flat on the couch and gently pushed where she was sitting and where it hurt (when I stood up). After a few minutes I could feel her move and she got nestled in another place other than my pelvis. I felt about 90% better after I did that and could stand and walk again without wanting to cry.

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Busy bee

@PrncssDva:  Hopefully it works for you. I was shocked at how quickly the pain left once I felt her squirming around!

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Sugar bee

All that I found that helped me was tylenol when it was too much to bare and warm baths.  Mine let up some during month 7 and part of 8.  Started back up towards to the end.

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Blushing bee

@PrncssDva:  I totally have this, and my baby is also sitting very low. I’ve had it since about 5.5 months. For me, three things work:

  1. Get a small exercise ball and put it between your thighs while standing with feet hip-distance apart. Bend your knees a little bit and sqeeze in on the ball with the muscles of your inner thigh to the beat of a good dance song. You’ll also get a bit of a butt workout doing this, bonus! I also do longer holds where I sqeeze for 15 seconds, then let it go for a few, then repeat about 10 times.
  2. Any time I wake up at night to pee I pull my knees up to my chest one at a time, and also up and out to my side (not across my body). This helps keep me from stiffening up at night.
  3. If you sit a lot during the day, train yourself to stand up every 15-20 minutes. Just give your hips a little wiggle to loosen things up and you can sit right back down.

The exercise is the most helpful. I stopped them for three weeks while traveling and I could barely walk when I got home. After my first workout class where we do them I was 99% better, so now even when I skip class I do those exercises and I am still able to move around well, even though I have begun to get a bit stiff at night (I’m 8.5 months so almost done!)

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Blushing bee

@PrncssDva:  Hang in there, mine got better when my baby dropped! My pelvis right in the front center pops when I sneeze, which is weird, but it doesn’t hurt nearly as much.

Has strengthening your inner thigh muscles helped at all? If the small ball tip doesn’t work for you I saw a youtube video where they did a version of having a person laying on their back put a foam block (or a person making fists one next to the other) between their bent knees and pressing in on it for 10 seconds at a time (can’t do it for long because of the baby on the blood vessel thing, but for a few minutes it’s ok as long as you feel fine).

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