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    Angry Anyone suffering hip pain?

    Hi all, I'm currently suffering hip pain. I'm only 20 weeks, and wake during the night in tears as my hips hurt so much. I can't really lay on my back as its uncomfortable, and laynig on my sides hurts my hips so much. As a result, I'm only getting about 3 hours sleep per night! I'm so tired, can anyone help?? i will go mental if this lasts throughout the remainder of the pregnancy.



    BTW, this only began about 2 weeks ago, which is when I suddenly "popped out". I read somewhere that it could be ligament stretching - and to take fish oil supplements, which I am but to no avail yet.

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    just wanted to drop off a I remember the hip pain but I can't remember what I did about it.. We also had a water bed so I was quite well supported.. Maybe a few more pillows around the hip area?

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    Hey Jacksta,

    That's no fun at all Sending you a

    I don't know where you are in vic exactly (country or metro) is, but I'd suggest seeing a osteopath or physio (one specialised in pregnancy if you can find one would be great). I'm seeing an osteo who does a lot of work with pregnant women, and she was saying that often when you "pop out" it puts a lot of strain on hips/back, which can result in a lot of soreness.

    I'd been getting some round ligament pain in my lower pelvic area...(and I haven't "popped" yet) and she did some very gentle work on my hips and all the twinges have just disappeared - was fab!

    Good luck and I hope you're able to get some help with it soon! My personal opinion would be that while fish oil may help a bit with the inflammation, you might want to do something a bit more targetted for whatever is causing the pain.

    Cheers,
    Belfie

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    thanks Belfie & Ausientic for your suggestions. I thought I'd write my follow up in case anyone else has any hip pain.
    I actually went and saw a chiro yesterday, and apparently my right hip was really out - by a lot apparently. He adjusted me and I am starting to feel better, although because he said i adjusted very easily, it could just as easily pop out again. I am hoping this is not the case. He also told me to pad underneath me in bed, ie, lots of doonas , sleeping bags etc, as to fill in the gap under my waist, as my hips were pressing on my bed (I have a hard bed) , which also causes pain. I have done this and still they hurt - not as much though. I am seeing him again tomorrow, but I just think that they ache after about 15 mins of laying on them, and I just can't sleep. I hope to god this is just a stage i'm going through. I'm not a great sleeper anyway, which isn't helping. One of my friends told me that if I can't sleep its because the bubba is awake, and this habbit will continue after birth - so I might as well get used to it! Great!!

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    Have you tried a body pillow? I've found that the best way to get comfy in bed. By the way from 20 weeks you should not be sleeping on your back - you should always sleep on your side and preferably the left one.

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    I am also having pain in my hip and I am only a couple of weeks earlier than you. I found lying on my side (the one that was not so painful) with a pillow was fine but it works even better if I have a pillow between my mid-thighs and knees. Don't know why but it seems to ease the pain somewhat.

    Good luck

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    Hey there. Sorry about the aches - I experienced something similar though probably not as extreme as yourself.
    My left hip is medially rotated (which is a common thing) and often gets sore since being pregnant and giving birth. I haven't seen a chiro myself, but I've found massages help to ease my discomfort.
    Does your chiro give massages as part of the treatment, or is it just the adjustment? Massaging the muscles can help prevent them pulling the hip out of place again. It is also a really nice treat

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    I might give massage a go! I like your nickname..... snacks would have applied to me in the first trimester, as I couldn't live without eating about 30 snacks a day!

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    Heh heh - you've got me figured out, Jacksta... I joined BB early on in my pg and that was the first thing I thought of when my name wasn't available

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