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Hip pain- help!

(17 Posts)
fruityb Thu 02-Jun-16 10:32:39

I'm waking up at somewhere between 3 and 4 am with pain in my hips. I swap sides when sleeping but after a while the one I'm not lying on hasn't recovered enough to let me lay back on it! I can't sleep on my back as it's really uncomfortable and at the moment I'm just laid there in the early hours and catching up on sleep later. It's half term so I can, but am dreading next week as I won't be able to.

I've tried pillow between knees and under bump, it actually makes it worse! One behind me works for a bit but not as long as needed. I'm ringing a physio today to see if my hips are lined up as they should be but that will take a while.

I could cry! I need my sleep and I'm only getting a broken amount. Does anyone know of any stretches or exercises? Will taking paracetamol help? Am at my wits end! I can't cope with another 11 weeks of this sad

Thank you smile

MintyBojingles Thu 02-Jun-16 11:26:53

I'm the same, have you tried sleeping propped up on a lot of pillows/duvets behind your back and neck, as if you were on a sun lounger? I managed a couple times and was very comfy.

figginz Thu 02-Jun-16 11:29:50

Have you tried a gym ball? (When you're still awake I mean!) I never got to grips with bouncing but spent vast amounts of time on my knees, draped over my ball, to help my hips. And it did work!

Also maybe try swapping to the other side of the bed?

fruityb Thu 02-Jun-16 11:30:12

I'll give that a try later. I'm just going barmy at the moment. I get to sleep fine but then wake up with this pain across my hips I cannot get rid of. I'll raid the airing cupboard!

StepfauxWife Thu 02-Jun-16 11:32:12

I had awful hip pain on one side with both of my pregnancies so I sympathise! Try the pigeon yoga pose, I find that helps. I also had acupuncture which was highly effective.

Good luck!

Kidneybean2016 Thu 02-Jun-16 17:55:49

I'm the same and on a month waiting list for physio. The pain is awful and the not sleeping makes it worse. Need to try the gym ball. I have one so no excuse. Thanks for the tip :-)

Nevlet Thu 02-Jun-16 18:13:19

I have had this since about 10 weeks am now 27... Found nothings that helped so far. Am waiting for physio referral from MW as its getting ridiculous never sleeping properly. You have my sympathies!! cake

Nevlet Thu 02-Jun-16 18:13:42

I have had this since about 10 weeks am now 27... Found nothings that helped so far. Am waiting for physio referral from MW as its getting ridiculous never sleeping properly. You have my sympathies!! cake

fruityb Thu 02-Jun-16 18:56:27

I wondered about physio - NHS will probably have a wait and I only have 11 weeks left! My OH goes to physio for his legs, though I don't know if that's more sport based. I might ask.

Am going to get a ball though, if that will help I'll try anything!

fruityb Fri 03-Jun-16 13:33:14

Got a gym ball and am happily bouncing on it now. Almost instant relief!

purplemeggie Fri 03-Jun-16 20:47:59

I had this really badly in my last pregnancy and this time I'm expecting triplets, so I knew I needed to take drastic action.
We already had a memory foam topper on our bed, and I got a second, single memory foam topper just for my side. I sleep with a bolster between my ankles and knees that comes right up to where I can cuddle it.
In the last couple of weeks (I'm now 30 weeks), I've started using a wedge pillow under the bump.
These measures have almost entirely solved it for me, so may be worth a try.

But lots of sympathy from me - it's absolutely miserable and utterly wrecks your sleep.

fruityb Fri 03-Jun-16 22:03:56

Triplets!! My goodness! I've spent the day stretched over the ball today and am in bed laid on a folded double duvet, Pillow between my knees and ankles and we shall see how it goes tonight!

LifeBeginsNow Fri 03-Jun-16 22:38:37

It sounds like the start of PGP. This is the problem I've had all the way through (37 weeks now).

If you google it and look up the pelvic partnership, they will give you some important tips to preserve your hips. If you ignore, you can do some damage.

Physio showed me exercises (didn't really help) and a pregnancy specialised chiropractor is the only things that's really helped. I'm now having a flare up though so down to 20-60 minute naps all through the night. I spend my time walking around the house and rocking on the fitball (don't bounce, that's just for the end of pregnancy).

Definitely read the tips to prevent more damage and see about alternative treatments. You could be in for a long wait with the nhs physio!

Looseyloo411 Fri 03-Jun-16 23:11:46

I'm only 11 weeks (dc3) and its started already! All day I have been hobbling around like an old woman, no help but my sympathy brewcake

fruityb Sat 04-Jun-16 10:19:27

Have a physio appointment for week after next so will see from there. I slept much better last night so am hoping that was something to do with the stretches I did last night. We shall see.

figginz Sat 04-Jun-16 17:31:50

Ooh just checked back - glad the gym ball has helped op! brew to everyone in pain

clumsypots Sat 04-Jun-16 17:38:31

Ask the physio about hydrotherapy if it's available. It really helped me as you did the excercise in the warm water and so you felt weightless. I could also pay to use the hydrotherapy pool outside of the physio sessions. It gives you a really good nights sleep after too.

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