Im 22 wks with 2nd had this with my 1st I have support belt and crutches which are fine for during the day but when it comes to night time thats when it hits hard. I could cry with the pain I toss and turn all night have pillows for between legs ect but no relief at all my daughter 17 months old has now decided that she wants to sleep in mamas and days bed so it makes it that bit worse im constantly having to put her back in her own bed not that it makes much difference as im awake with the pain most of the night . Feeling really sorry for myself need any other tips people have got to try its just killing me . Thanks all
I haven't had this to the same extent myself, but I have some pain in my hips when trying to sleep and I find even that uncomfortable.
Things I have seen recommended: - Lots of pillows. Lots and lots. - Warm bath before bed - Antenatal yoga - Swimming - Chiropractor/physiotherapist - Massage from your partner - Sleeping in a more upright position
I'm sure others with experience will be along soon.
Suffering with you ... and having a memory foam mattress isn't making my plight any easier have you placed pillow for your back and bump to rest on? It can align you a little better. My physio also suggested turning onto knees and hands to turn over in bed rather than on back ... but I find this difficult too! Can dada not put baby back in her bed? Men have a habit of not knowing how bad we really are if we continue to function ... ask that he takes that onus off you and it may also let dd know that it's not allowed?
Thanks ladies daddy dont wake for nothing hehe he goes into dead sleep mode u have to half beat him to get a slight reaction its a nightmare. I will start trying to wake him more tho I cant do it all my self which I do try to do its just my way really. I have so Manny pillows but I just cant get comfortable its awful its worse this time round for sure ive even got chamomile tea to try before bed to ease me to sleep. If only men knew the suffering lol I make sure I winge and moan a lot so that hes got a lil bit of ear ache hehe. Will try more pillows tonight and skeeping more upright and will get the other half up if it kills me :-) Thanks xx
I have to sleep on my side as upright as possible, have three pillows at the moment sloped, but may have to add a fourth... and then when it does get too painful I sleep upright on my back with two cushions under my knees, hope you get a more comfortable night
Please spend out on seeing an osteopath. I can't rate mine highly enough. I was crippled by week 25 - using crutches, crying with pain. Two sessions with an osteopath over two weeks and one week after I was totally, and I mean totally, better. I'm 36 weeks now and my hips are sore again but there's not long to go now and I'm so grateful that I've not spent the last ten weeks immobile. It cost me £40 a session - well worth it.
I really sympathise with you, it's the worst when it affects your sleep. Just to add to the pp who mentioned massage, specific hip massage that helped me was a tennis ball rolled hard on the dip bit of my hip/bum when lying by down......weird but worked
Foggymist - I completely disagree with you. Osteopaths realign joints - it's what they do. And they're completely different to physios. I saw an Nhs physio and she was completely, utterly useless. The osteopath made all the difference.
Hi I'm 35 weeks and have the same problem. I put up with the pain \ sleepless nights for too long and finally went to see an osteopath this week. She has said it may be too late in the pregnancy to see any major improvement but she going to try and manage it so it doesn't get any worse and will try and sort out some of the misalignment of my pelvis before labour. She has recommended an ice pack (i.e bag of peas!) down the back of my pants, for no more than 10 mins every hour. I must say even though I've only done it a few times since yesterday it really seems to help reduce the inflammation and stiffness. Looking forward to my next treatment next week in the hopes things might improve a little more.... I would definitely urge you to try an osteo for a couple of treatments.
I have the same problem and on crutches too. Sleep is awful. I have found a way that helps my hip pain a little. I now sleep on top of the duvet cover on top of the mattress. I have a spare duvet to cover me. This helps as its softer to lie on for my hips and I do wake up with less pain. .Rather than waking up every hour I'm now waking up about twice in the night. I have also bought a gym ball and sit on that doing gentle exercises for half an hour before bed. It's so good in helping the muscles relax.i Don't know whether this would help you but it's definitely made a difference for me x
I dont struggle turn as such its just the position I get comfortable ten not long later the pain hits and I turn and its ongoing all night it costs a lot for the treatments tho thats the only set back if I had the money I would try it but will try the duvet and that thanks a lot ladies Xxx
I had the same problem when I was pregnant. To help with pain at night I used to take two blue ice packs with me and ice my hips whenever I woke in pain. It helped to reduce the inflammation. I used to religiously wear my support belt too, sometimes at night when the pain was very bad