Hip Pain

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Sugar bee

I could have written this post except that I’m not pregnant. Do you have a foam roller? If not, buy one. I find it really helps to roll the whole area out, though it hurts a lot. I’ve been to the dr for this before and the advice I got was that stretching a lot/doing yoga is good, to make sure you have an ergonometic desk setup, use a laptop stand/book stand so you’re not slumped over when you’re reading/at the computer, and to keep your stress at bay with techniques like meditation and journaling. Also, book a massage if you can. Hoping you feel better! 

Post # 3
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Helper bee

I’m not pregnant and nor have I ever been but, I have had severe pain like that in the hip area. It completely went away when I started yoga. Keeping the joints around that area loose really helped me a lot! I would recommend “Yin Yoga” for hip pain like that and they also have prenatal yoga classes available at some studios too (which might be the way to go for you at 8.5 months). You can always start the yin class after the birth if the pain hasn’t stopped. Foam rollers and hot baths with Epsom salt are always helpful too. 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

llevinso :  I wish I had advice for you.  When I suffered with sciatic nerve pain, all my OB/GYN could say it will ease when I’m not pregnant.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

I hate to say it but the only thing that helped me was giving birth.  Hope someone else’s ideas work for you!

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

youtube pregnancy yoga poses to help sciatica.

is your pillow that is between your legs from your knees to your ankles.  you want your back to be in as perfect alignmnet as can be.

i’m 36 weeks, and sleeping is just uncomfortable at this point and you do the best you can.

the home stretch.  you got this!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Have you tried a pregnancy support belt? I didn’t need one this pregnancy (I’m 32 weeks and still comfortable, no issues sleeping but I’m only 7 months haha maybe it’s coming!) but in my first pregnancy I was miserable by 29 weeks. I used a belt recommended to me by my physiotherapist (I think I bought it on Amazon) and it helped amazingly.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

Hip pain was my #1 complaint when I was pregnant…it caused so many restless nights. I would try a knee pillow that’s designed for sciatic pain or add memory foam to your bed (although you are nearing the finish line so maybe not worth the money).I basically found that the squishier the surface, the more comfortable I was. I did prenatal yoga and that also helped a lot. I told the instructor about my hip pain and she gave me some specific exercises to relieve it. You’re almost there!!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Nope! Each month has more than 4 weeks in it (usually 4 weeks and change). That’s why pregnancy is 9 months but 40 weeks. From What to Expect:

Your 40 weeks of pregnancy are counted as nine months. But wait…there are four weeks in a month, which would make 40 weeks 10 months. Right? Not exactly. Four weeks is 28 days, but months (with the exception of February, of course) have 30 or 31 days, making each month about 4.3 weeks long.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I think it may be why people measure in weeks, Less confusing 🙂
Also could be people thinking in terms of ‘completed months of pregnancy’. So I just turned 32 weeks, I’ve completed 7 full months and am now entering month 8.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

I second the maternity belt, it definitely helps to shift some of the weight off the hips and onto your back a bit more. I’ve noticed it also helps with my center of gravity. I definitely wear it when I’ll be standing for a lot of hours in a day. It can get uncomfortable wearing it sitting down after a while. 

I got a snoogle body pillow and it’s absolutely amazing! I have to say though that if I don’t have my ankles also on the pillow my pelvis does get thrown out of wack. Takes a bit of being awake and doing some hip exercises and stretches to realign it. I also have hip issues from an old injury, so I’m pretty good at realigning it outside of being pregnant. 

Try a snoogle!

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