I'm still a week away from my third trimester, but thought it might be more appropriate to ask some of you that are farther along.
When I sleep at night I wake up with excruciating pain in my hips. Nothing I've tried (Dr ok'd painkillers, rolling over to my other side, using lots of pillows to stack everywhere, even sleeping upright on the couch) seems to help.
The pain will even linger after I get up & sometimes affects my ability to walk. My lower back hurts too, but the hip pain is so severe that it negates any lower bach aches for me.
Have any of you experienced this? If so have you found anything to help relieve the pain?
I had this for a while until midwife suggested that I try sleeping with a pillow between my legs. Tried it and it worked a treat. Still using it but in few days (am now 39+3) has started again for some reason.
NP - I read it somewhere online a few weeks ago when it was hurting so bad I couldn't walk to the washroom... started swinging my arms and poof - pain was almost completely gone. hope it works for you!
I'm another victim of hip pain. It's horrid isn't it?
I've been taking regular paracetamol and the odd stronger painkiller at night, pillows, hot water bottles and now have a body-sized tubigrip to help from teh midwife. I can't have a fembrace as i had bad bleeding in my first tri. I suspect mine is here to stay till baby is born, but don't lose hope and it'll all be worth it in the end...
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