Post # 1
I go to the doctor on Thursday already so I’m going to ask her then but I figured I’d see if anyone else had this too. When I sleep on my left side (and it only happens on my left side), my hip tingles and has a pins and needles kind of feeling. It’s not a solid area, like a web shaped pattern that the feeling follows. Eventually, if I don’t move, my hip in that area will go numb and then after a while it hurts and I wake up having to flip over. Has anyone else had this? Does anything help?
Post # 3
How far along are you? It could be a lot of different things, depending on where you are in your pregnancy, but it’s probably nothing to be concerned about. Something that helps me is putting a thin pillow underneath my hip and another one between my legs. I also change positions a lot at night because sleeping in any one position gets uncomfortable after a little while. 🙂
Post # 4
I couldn’t figure out what was wrong with me when my right hip started hurting, if I lay too long on my left hip! All the mums I know said it was almost certainly the ligament loosening thing and to put a pillow between my knees. That totally did the trick. I still move about more than I used to, but I’ve no actual pain now.
Post # 5
I am thinking that because the baby is growing it might be pushing a nreve, cutting off circulation or something like that. i advise yoga but thats only what I would do if I was preggers right now cause yoga always helps me with this problem. a pillow between the legs works well too.
Post # 6
this happens to me all the time…i’m not pregnant so I don’t know if it’s the same, but I find because I’m curvy, it’s actually the angle at which my thigh drops towards the bed while I’m sleeping that does it.
If you imagine your legs as needing to be in a horizontal line while you’re sleeping, parallel to the mattress, then depending on the size of your hips you could be forcing your leg to rest at an extreme downward angle towards the bed which decreases your circulation. I usually stick a pillow between my knees when it happens and it fixes it almost immediately. Sorry if that sounded like gibberish LOL makes sense in my head 😛
Post # 7
I actually am curvy in the hip area so maybe I’ll try the pillow tonight although i’ve never had this feeling prior to getting pregnant (I also slept on my back a lot more when I wasn’t pregnant). I also read somewhere about the nerve thing and that’s a possibility. It says the baby could be laying on a nerve and causing the feeling (I’m only 12 weeks 4 days so the baby isn’t that big but maybe it positioned itself just right?). Either way, I go to the doctor tomorrow so we’ll see what she says!
Post # 8
I found I had to change my sleeping habits while pregnant. It may be the baby pressing on a nerve or something like that.
As funny as it sounds, the only way I could sleep with my first pregnancy was on my belly with one knee sort of up. Weird I know, but that said I did not get huge with my first.
With my second the only comfort I could find was on my side with a pillow under my hips, and another one between my knees. It was like an orchestrated event to go to sleep.
Trying experimenting with different positions and using pillows in different areas to help releive the pressure.
Its just one of those “joys” of pregnancy. 😀