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    Default I feel Like my hips might break - help

    I am nearly 28 weeks with bub no 3 and this pregnancy has been alot tougher on my lower back and hips which are not the best anyway.

    I am now at the point of some days feeling like my hips may break at any moment as they are just so painful and unstable.

    I had alot of pelvic and cervix pain with no 2 and it is nothing like that.

    I went shopping yesterday and could barely bend down to take things off the shelf and was having alot of trouble bending over to pick up my 13mo.

    Does anyone have any suggestions how to help alleviate/reduce the pain and unstable feeling or what it may actually be.

    Alan any ideas???


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    Relle, I have no answers for you hun. Other than the ones I gave you yesterday. Which wasn't much

    Just want to give you a big Oh, hope that doesn't hurt you too much

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    Relle, I have noticed I get hip and joint pain much worse on the days I don't have enough calcium. I don't know if that's coincidental or not, but the days that there is no milk and I have to wait till DP gets some after work, my hips, knees, pubic bone and other joints really really hurt.

    I hope it settles down for you soon hun, maybe mention it to your doctor. I've never had sore hips in pregnancy before and I've been really surprised how much it can hurt.

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    Relle, that is exactly what I am finding very difficult to cope with at the moment, the back pain is enough, but the hip pain is excrutiating. I didn't have it with Jackson, and am putting it down to the fact that with a 2yo, I am constantly on my feet and not able to get the rest my body needs. With Jackson I sat at a computer desk all day and when I got home from work I would sleep, but I don't have that luxury these days!!!

    By the end of the night I am walking with a limp on both sides because my hips are so sore. I think the only real cure is to take the pressure off, if I get a spare minute I lie down on the side that is less sore and put a heat pack on the other side and then switch sides. Also a bath is great if you have one you can really stretch out in, or a hot shower with the head pointed directly on your hips, that feels great!!!

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    Shannon - yeah the pelvic pain is horrific when it is at its worse, I honestly thought my pubic bone would break when I was pregnant with Cooper.

    This time I am not having the pubic/pelvic pain at the moment, just the hip pain.

    The best way I can describe it is on the outside of my hips it is aching constantly and then at the middle of my back, directly inline with my hips just feels sooooo unstable. Did that make sense?

    Min I am walking with a waddle already to try and minimise the moevement in my hips! lol

    I know what you mean though, the difference in having to run around after another ( and this time 2 others) is taking a huge toll.

    Shannon I don't envy you at all hun having to chase around after 3!

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    Hi Relle
    It is normal. It is caused by a hormone called relaxin and with a little help from progesterone it helps to loosen all the joints of your body in preparation for birth. Unfortunately for you it has hit you a little earlier that most and by the sound of it you have been hit hard. There is very little you can do about it apart from give birth. Hot/cold packs can help. Panadol/panadeine does help a little but remember no more than 8 tabs in 24 hours. Change position slowly especially when rolling over or sitting up in bed.
    A few other things that may help.
    Call DP lots and lots of nasty names.
    Hit/kick/punch DP in groin ‘by accident’
    Kick the cat

    LOL

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    Relle - I started seeing a chiro for hip pain in my pg and it was such a relief, I actually could slep on my side after each treatment without having to roll over every 30min :-) She specialised in pregnancy care but I'm guessing any chiro could give you some relief. I also found hot packs really helpful

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    ROFLMAO - gotta love ya Alan!!!!

    That is exactly what I will do! Curse DH for the next 12 weeks!!!!!!

    Saram, thanks for that, I think it might be worth a try!!!

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    I'm so glad I read this thread, though I'm really sorry Relle that you're having this awful pain!

    I get it too, but not as constantly as you. I was starting to get a bit worried though as it's happening more and more in the last week or two. I just find bed unbearable and can't wait to get up in the morning!!!!!!! It's now starting to continue on during the day as well, and it feels exactly as you describe! It's nice to know I'm not the only one

    I hope it gets better rather than worse for you hun

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    Yep, I'm full of relaxin!!!

    The GP says that is a positive for me as I'm a very small framed person, so the fact that my pelvis is already moving may assist greatly in labour and mean I have a vaginal delivery. I try to think of that when the pain wakes me up (4 or 5 times a night).....

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    Hahaha my boyfriend always looks at me with raised eyebrows and if I moan with aches and pains he asks ' whats wrong now?' I have been getting the pain bad for weeks now. It's time to get this boy out of me now!!! My only advice is to kneel on all fours to help relieve the pain temporarly.

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