Problems sleeping due to hip pain...

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  1. stephi85

    stephi85 Mum to Lucy Elizabeth

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    I'm not sure if anyone else has this, but its driving me crazy and i'm starting to wonder if its normal??
    My midwife said i have to sleep on my sides now as its bad for the baby if i sleep on my back. I've been propping myself up with pillows to make sure i stay on my sides when im asleep, but i keep waking up sooo many times in the night with pains in my hips. When i get up in the morning the pain takes agaes to wear off and it just seems to be getting worse....is this just because im sleeping on my side more, or is there some kind of problem???
    Any advice would be appreciated because its driving me crazy and im finding it harder and harder to sleep through the pain :(
     
  2. Jessicax5

    Jessicax5 3DD+1DS <3

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    I hear ya! I had this for a couple of weeks as well but it's gone now. I would wake up and my hip would be killing me (mostly my right). Turning to the other side did the trick for me and I didn't have any problems during the day or anything. No idea where it came from and why it suddenly stopped again though....
     
  3. charliejo

    charliejo Well-Known Member

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    I keep turning - and wake up with it all night. I have no solution!
     
  4. caarmywife

    caarmywife Well-Known Member

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    I am having this problem as well. There are a few other posts on here that talk about this-- try putting a pillow in between your legs. This doesnt work for me, I still hurt, but a lot of op swear by it. Also, a few people use pregnancy pillows.
     
  5. theresarhuebb

    theresarhuebb x mother of 3 x

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    my hip pains irritated most from walking bending, sitting wrong ect, im gooing to pysio next week. take some paracetamol. try changing your mattress over. there might be spring digging through, old or new bed. x
     
  6. feedindy

    feedindy Well-Known Member

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    I have the same hip pain since I started sleeping on my side. Putting a pillow between the legs really helps me. I need to use a big fluffy pillow to get enough relief. I never bought one of those official pregnancy pillows though. If I happen to have really bad hip pain while sleeping, I will allow myself to lay on my back. I figure it can't be that bad to lay on my back since no one told our ancestors to lay on the side and we all turned out fine.
     
  7. Bocket

    Bocket Well-Known Member

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    Me too! No solutions tho! Going to ask midwife when I next see her x
     
  8. MidnightSun

    MidnightSun Well-Known Member

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    Are you sure it's not SPD hun? x
     
  9. Feemee

    Feemee mum and pregnant

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    I have/had this BODY PILLOW worked wonders!! I lay on my good hip with my other leg over it. I can't tell u how much it seems to have helped mine xx
     
  10. stephi85

    stephi85 Mum to Lucy Elizabeth

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    fab thanks everyone, i'll try putting a pillow between my legs and see if that helps :) xx
     
  11. absandjbs

    absandjbs Well-Known Member

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    I found if i use a body pillow and massager it helps :).
     
  12. Soph22

    Soph22 Well-Known Member

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    I use the pillow trick for when I sleep on my side, but my hip still wakes me up after a couple of hours. So my new favorite position is sleeping on my back with lots of pillows so that I'm not lying flat, more reclined. It has really helped! Slept several hours in a row for the first time in quite a while.
    Hope it gets better, we still have quite a ways to go!
     

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