(Closed) Tingling/numb left hip while sleeping

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

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
1315 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
1697 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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 # 8
878 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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. 😀

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