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Hip Problems Jessica Flach Due April 22 (girl); 49 kids; Rocky Mt, Virginia 7 posts
20th Mar '11

OK so I'm 36 weeks pregnant and my right hip is killing me. I have always had problems with this hip and when I went in to see my OB Dr about it she told me that the placenta is mainly laying on that side which is putting pressure on my hip and joints. It's gotten to the point that I can't sleep because no matter how I lay it's affecting the hip. I know there is nothing they can do about the placenta laying on the side and I have to deal with it till after I deliver. But does anyone know any remedies that might ease the pain just a bit without taking Tylenol like candy? I'm not big on taking medicine especially while pregnant. I'm up for any advice!

Doodlebuggy 3 kids; Franklin, New Hampshire 14934 posts
20th Mar '11

get a neoprene hip brace and use a heating pad

Sheldon & Elora's Momma Due July 19; TTC since Aug 2013; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Lansing, Michigan 1485 posts
20th Mar '11

maybe instead of sleeping completely on one side or the other try to sleeping with just a pillow under your right hip to elevate it enough that you aren't laying directly on your back... no personal experience with that though, sorry

SUPERTRAMP 2 kids; Dayton, Ohio 3122 posts
20th Mar '11

Put pillows between your leg, it's the only thing that sorta helped me. I get mad hip pain while pregnant, thank god pregnancy ends!

Jessica Flach Due April 22 (girl); 49 kids; Rocky Mt, Virginia 7 posts
23rd Mar '11
Quoting Doodlebuggy:" get a neoprene hip brace and use a heating pad"


The heating pad works sometimes. But the pain is mostly when I try to sleep at night.

Jessica Flach Due April 22 (girl); 49 kids; Rocky Mt, Virginia 7 posts
23rd Mar '11
Quoting Sheldon's Momma +1:" maybe instead of sleeping completely on one side or the other try to sleeping with just a pillow under ... [snip!] ... right hip to elevate it enough that you aren't laying directly on your back... no personal experience with that though, sorry"


I have tried using a body pillow and laying on my left side and tucking pillows between my legs to put the hip in a more natural position. It's just a touch and go thing... I have to lay a different way every night. Glad I only have 4 weeks left lol

Jessica Flach Due April 22 (girl); 49 kids; Rocky Mt, Virginia 7 posts
23rd Mar '11
Quoting EGG:" Put pillows between your leg, it's the only thing that sorta helped me. I get mad hip pain while pregnant, thank god pregnancy ends!"


I put the pillow between my knees so my hip is in a more natural position but I have had no luck as of yet. Even though I'm 35 weeks pregnant I still want to sleep on my belly. So I end up on my side and use my belly as a sort of kick stand lol. And even though that's my favorite way to sleep it's the worst painful for my hip. Although the past few days I have been doing well with laying on my left side and bending my knee out and propping it up on two pillows to elevate it. That's about as best I can do while sleeping... Now if I could just do something with the swelling of my feet lol.

Doodlebuggy 3 kids; Franklin, New Hampshire 14934 posts
24th Mar '11

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jessica Flach:</b>" The heating pad works sometimes. But the pain is mostly when I try to sleep at night."</blockquote>




I know how you feel. I have sub flexing hips, I'm getting hip replacements done once my youngest is a little bit older. Until then I get to be in pain, use a cain, brace, etc.

Jessica Flach Due April 22 (girl); 49 kids; Rocky Mt, Virginia 7 posts
24th Mar '11
Quoting Doodlebuggy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Jessica Flach:</b>" The heating pad works sometimes. But ... [snip!] ... getting hip replacements done once my youngest is a little bit older. Until then I get to be in pain, use a cain, brace, etc."


I have to have my knees replaced. It's just kinda hard to find the time with raising kids without help lol. I'm going to talk to my dr about a brace because since I'm on medicaid they will pay for it if it's a prescription. Hopefully she can do something.