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Yoga during pregnancy - hip clicking

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JessThom Tue 26-May-15 10:42:31

Hi all,

I’ve been practicing yoga (mainly Vinyasa) over the last 5 years and although I’m not a teacher or anything, I’m reasonably competent. I’ve developed my own daily practice over the years and supplement that with classes about 3 times a week. Since being pregnant (1st baby, now 24 weeks) I’ve continued my usual practice and classes, just amending a few bits I feel less comfortable with and following my teachers’ guidance where necessary. No more headstands or severe twists and not much on my tummy recently, although Chaturanga is just about ok still.

Overall it’s been an immensely positive experience and I’m finding it really helpful during pregnancy, but in the last couple of weeks I’ve noticed my left hip start clicking a lot more than usual …I’ve always been a bit of a clicky person! When walking up a big hill this weekend I also noticed that the same hip felt a little odd, not painful at all, but slightly mal-aligned and clunky.

I’m really hoping this isn’t yoga related as I would hate to have to give it up, but interested to know if anyone else has had similar experiences or if more knowledgeable yogis than me have any hints or tips? I was thinking of switching my classes to maternity yoga at around 30 weeks, or sooner if needs be and amending my practice accordingly, but I’d rather stick with what I know and love until then if possible…


HerdofAntilop Tue 26-May-15 22:38:44

Clicking hips can be one of the symptoms of pelvic girdle pain (previously known as symphis pubis dysfunction). It basically occurs because the ligaments that hold the pelvis together loosen off in during pregnancy. Might be worth asking your midwife about it?

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