do you mean a pressure pain in the actual hip, or do you mean pain across the pelvis?
I ask because I had dreadful pressure pain in the hip/leg joint and I ended up having to sleep on my very squishy studio couch for the last 3 months, as the pain would wake me up after about 1 1/2 hours sleep. If you have a nice long couch, try laying folded duvets on it (to increase squishiness); the back of the couch helped a lot as support as well.
Its an aching in the hip joint, not across the pelvis.
I also agree with using a bump pillow!
I've got a sheepskin mattress topper that my sister lent me, but might try increasing the squishyness ! and see if that helps too. Like the idea of a hot water bottle (as long as we don't start getting proper July weather..!)
Achy hips are awful! I saw a women's health physio who gave me some stretches to do which did help some. I slept on an inflatable mattress next to the bed for a while. It was soft enough to let me sleep half on the bump if you can imagine it! Also tried sleeping propped up on pillows on my back- this was ok too, but I needed about 4 pillows under me and one under my knees. It will go away after the baby is born... not long now!
I am 36 weeks and have had this for a couple of months. It has improved since I placed a folded squishy duvet underneath me to lie on and also removed my under bump pillow - which I think was actually making it worse. The physiotherapist recommended the pillow between the legs but I found that made it worse as well.I think its trial and error with the pillows, leg positions etc as to how long a sleep you can get before inevitably you have to wake up and heave yourself over every 20 minutes.I managed 5 hours last night which was pretty good for me.I've forgotten what a good night's sleep feels like so you have my sympathy.
I have two duvets under me to make my bed softer, and then being on my side with a flattish pillow between my thighs is quite good. Another pillow to hold my bum in place is helping now I'm 30 weeks.
While I have hip pain that's worse in bed, the worst bit is the middle of the pubis if I lie on my back - tightening my pelvic floor and lower tummy (as if pulling on tight jeans) helps when I need to turn over. But I also got prescribed cocodamol - 60mg of codeine gets me about 5 hours sleep a night. I guess in a couple months I'll consider that 'sleeping through'...
i've had this both times too. the first time i went for physio but no improvement. when i mentioned it this time around my midwife suggested paracetomol! decided not to do that bexause don't want to be taking paracetomol every night til baby is born! (started at about 20ish weeks!)anyway i feel for you! think i;'ve just resigned myself to waking every couple of hours now and heaving myself over. long pillow between the legs helps a little though. am also going to get a mattress topper as well, see if that helps. sorry no advice, just sympathy.