I'm nearly 33 weeks pregnant and after not having any physical pains through the entire pregnancy I'm suddenly getting numbness and pain right across my lower back (just on hip level) when lying on either side. Sitting is fine, walking is fine...it's just from lying down! I have pillows placed in front, just under my hip at the back, and between my knees. It's a few days before I'll be able to see a physio and I'd like some sleep before then! Any ideas on causes / relief?
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02-01-2014 22:56 #1
Hip pain while lying down @33 weeks
02-01-2014 23:02 #2
You poor thing. I had hip pain in the last few months of my pregnancy 3 years ago. I remember waking several times a night feeling like someone had smashed my hips with a mallet! I'd wake up crying out in pain, then it would ease up after a few minutes.
I found I had to lie on a very very soft surface, so every night we put our foam couch cushions on my side of the bed.
Do see a physio when you can, and they can give you a thick elastic belt to wear, that helps to keep your hips firm and in place. I'm not sure if your pain is in the same spot as mine was though.
The good news is, my hip pain completely disappeared the minute I have birth and didn't return. (I'm 8 weeks pregnant with my second now ...so touch wood it stays away).
Not sure I'm much help but I can definitely sympathise with you. Hang in there!
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02-01-2014 23:21 #3
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02-01-2014 23:26 #4Senior Member
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I have no answers but am in the exact same position as you!! 33 weeks even, pillow under knees and back or tummy, depending what suits, but eghhhhhh the hip pain!!! Feeling your discomfort and lack of sleep.
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02-01-2014 23:49 #5
I had the same issue.
A really soft mattress topper/underlay helped a lot, I think I got one at target.
And regular Physio visits as well
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03-01-2014 06:35 #6
Yes! I find that because I can't lay on my back whilst sleeping I have I take turns either side and I wake up with a very stif lower back and hip pains. It's terrible. If I sit up and go to the toilet, my lower back cracks or makes a crunching noise.
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05-01-2014 12:59 #7
Thanks for the suggestions - last night was a bit better. What I did differently was some yoga/pilates style stretching in the afternoon, massage in the evening, and then I got one of those round blow up cushions and put that under my hip to sleep on! Still not pain-free but I least I got a whole night of sleep.
05-01-2014 17:42 #8
Glad you felt a bit better last night! When you see a physio get them to tell you what you shouldn't do - eg don't close drawers (eg fridge drawers) with one foot, put your feet and knees together when getting out of the car etc. and I found I couldn't push a shopping trolley once my hips were bad. Those things all put strain on your hips and pelvis.
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