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Hip pain especially bad when sleeping

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Lelizabeth1 Sun 21-Feb-16 18:10:51

Hi. I'm 13 weeks pregnant. I'm trying to sleep on my sides now instead of my back (how I would normally) as following advice from various people. I don't know if it's the sleeping on my side that is the whole cause but my hips hurt in the night when I'm in bed and it's waking me up frequently. Also during the day they hurt now too. The pain is in the side of my hips on each side. I've heard of ligaments loosening ready for the baby to be born. Does 13 weeks seem early for this? Any advice on helping with the hip pain? I like to do exercise and be active (and I like to be able to sleep!!!) so any advice on helping alleviate the pain would be appreciated. Thanks smile

kiwiscantfly Sun 21-Feb-16 18:12:18

I get this sometimes and I find sleeping with a normal pillow between my knees helps.

Wolfiefan Sun 21-Feb-16 18:12:21

That does seem very early. I always sleep on my side. I pull my top knee up (if that makes sense) and then rest it on a pillow.

seven201 Sun 21-Feb-16 19:12:20

I have this problem and a pillow between the knees helps. Also an osteopath told me to try and not sit with my legs crossed.

waxweasel Sun 21-Feb-16 20:02:30

This is how my SPD started - with me it was a little later (c. 20 weeks) but I know it can start much earlier for lots of women. Do get some treatment sooner rather than later as the earlier you catch it the better. You can access some fairly basic physio treatment through the NHS if you see your GP, but if you can afford it I'd recommend seeing an osteopath.

The pelvic partnership has lots of good advice for how to manage it too.

sepa Sun 21-Feb-16 20:11:55

I still wake up sleeping on my back at 37 weeks. My MW told me to place a pillow under my back on the right side to make sure I'm not flat!

I have found various different pains since I have had to change from sleeping on my front. I think I did get mild hip pain in the beginning

sepa Sun 21-Feb-16 20:13:00

How old are your pillows? As this used to cause me hip/back pain as they were old (this was pre pregnancy) but went when we got new pillows

bippitybopityboo Sun 21-Feb-16 20:44:23

I'm 19 weeks and on a night my hips feel as though they're burning is this the sensation you have? It's really painful. we got a matress topper and it's eased slightly but I can't wait for a decent nights sleep 😡

CooPie10 Sun 21-Feb-16 22:08:00

I am a front sleeper so it has been challenging training to sleep on my side. I also had the hip pain, but a pillow between my legs eased the pain a lot.

isittimeforarainbow Sun 21-Feb-16 22:11:24

You need to get a pregnancy pillow. I got the theraline one from John Lewis. You sleep with it between your knees and it works wonders

CarrotPuff Mon 22-Feb-16 16:40:18

Pillow between your legs and also an extra duvet under the bedsheet, or memory foam mattress topper. And yes, go see a MW and get a referral for physio (although I only got a group session where they just talked about it hmm )

CommanderShepherd Tue 23-Feb-16 12:35:06

Ive had this from about the same time as you. I don't think it's full on SPD but my hips kill me every night, I get about 2/3 hours out one side then need to flip over and Vice a versa. I'm 39 weeks on Friday so not long left. I have a foam matress topper and sleep on top of my duvet using a bedrunner thing to cover me. Recommend the prego pillow as well

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