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anyone else can't stand up or move your legs without hurting M & C's Momma Due January 7 (boy); Indiana 27 posts
11th Dec '12

i've been having pain for a few weeks now between my legs and my hips but here recently it's been so extreme i can't move and i'll wake up in the middle of the night in tears because i can't move my legs. i can barely stand up without hurting and when i first start walking i feel like my bones might just shatter.



the other night my hips or bones rubbed against each other or popped or did something crazy to make a noise and made me in the worst pain ever...since then this pain has been way worse.




anyone else experiencing this? is it worth telling my doctor because i keep hearing its just my body getting ready. i'm 36 weeks and having a baby boy....please help!

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 18094 posts
11th Dec '12
Quoting M & C's Momma:" i've been having pain for a few weeks now between my legs and my hips but here recently it's been so ... [snip!] ... telling my doctor because i keep hearing its just my body getting ready. i'm 36 weeks and having a baby boy....please help! "


Your hip bones are spreading. Exactly what it feels like too. It sucks!



Use a lot of pillows in between your legs while laying down, it shoudl ease some of the pain.

melissa_83 Due December 20; 3 kids; New York 1297 posts
11th Dec '12

Had those pains since 32 weeks im 38 weeks 4 days and its only gotten worse. Sometimes its like im telling my leg to move and it just wont. When I wake up in the morning I have to stand bent over my dresser for about 5 min before I can even walk. Its really bad especially when you hae to pee

marisela barrientos Due January 22 (girl); 1 child; Illinois 111 posts
11th Dec '12

Ill be 34 weeks in a day , & i got the same problem it hurts like hell , i also get alot of cramps in my hips & legs!

Cady Browne Kendrick Due February 5 (girl); 1 child; Texas 218 posts
11th Dec '12

Prop up your legs when you lay down. The pain in the hips is normal. I always tell my hubby it feels like someone hit me with a baseball bat and shattered my crotch lol. or he asks what's wrong when i'm crying and all I can say is "I THINK MY CROTCH IS SHATTERED! YOUR CHILD IS BREAKING MY CROTCH!" and continue sobbing. Ask you doctor if you can take Advil or IBprophen? *not sure how to spell that sorry. But Advil works for me. I get the pain through my legs and it shoots up into the base of my spine. But I also have that problem when I'm not pregnant, but I refuse to be put on narcotics, so I refuse the meds for it and bite the bullet. Being pregnant triggers it more for me than when I'm not pregnant. Also try a nice really hot bubble bath if you can. Just lay back and let your legs float. I hope you find something that eases it for you. Good luck

M & C's Momma Due January 7 (boy); Indiana 27 posts
11th Dec '12
Quoting Cady Browne Kendrick:" Prop up your legs when you lay down. The pain in the hips is normal. I always tell my hubby it feels ... [snip!] ... hot bubble bath if you can. Just lay back and let your legs float. I hope you find something that eases it for you. Good luck"


this was really helpful because i wasnt too sure how to explain the pain but thats exactly how it feels!! and i noticed when i took a bath yesterday it helped me out a lot but i cant stand taking a bath every day lol

Samantha & Khloe ♥ 1 child; British Columbia 140 posts
11th Dec '12

This is probably a stupid question, but does this kind of pain happen to everyone or do some people not feel it? and around how far along when it starts.. im kinda trying to prepare myself for some of this stuff lol

Cady Browne Kendrick Due February 5 (girl); 1 child; Texas 218 posts
11th Dec '12
Quoting Samantha 27 weeks ♥:" This is probably a stupid question, but does this kind of pain happen to everyone or do some people not ... [snip!] ... some people not feel it? and around how far along when it starts.. im kinda trying to prepare myself for some of this stuff lol"


My first pregnancy I carried high, and when he dropped down to my hips is when I had those problems the most. This time I'm carrying my daughter in my hips from the get go and the bigger she gets and moves around, the more pain I get in my legs, back and crotch area.

jennifer 82 Due March 12 (boy); 3 kids; Brisbane, Australia 27 posts
11th Dec '12

I have the same . but my pain from babby laying very low. i saw a phsio person today and she said hot packs and extra cushsions for my legs and warm baths help. Iv had this since 25 weeks and it probably get worse before i give birth .

Jax 3 kids; Sydney, NS, Australia 2888 posts
11th Dec '12

I'm 36+6 and have had the same pains since about 32 weeks. I also have to stand holding onto my drawers for about 10 mins in the morning before I can walk. It even hurts to just roll over in bed. I have found though it has gotten a little (and I use that word very lightly) better since I brought my maternity pillow.

Dyl Due December 31 (boy); Japan 3 posts
11th Dec '12

Gosh it's so good read that it's not only me .. My midwife said that it was normal but didn't know about such pain before labour!! .. I can hardly walk and must look like I've been kicked in the crotch, I agree forget about rolling over in bed it's one side all night :) but in fairness his little kicks and movements make it all worth it and knowing I'm going to meet my son who has been given to me forever ... 3 weeks more of pain is surely worth it

Dyl Due December 31 (boy); Japan 3 posts
11th Dec '12

Gosh it's so good read that it's not only me .. My midwife said that it was normal but didn't know about such pain before labour!! .. I can hardly walk and must look like I've been kicked in the crotch, I agree forget about rolling over in bed it's one side all night :) but in fairness his little kicks and movements make it all worth it and knowing I'm going to meet my son who has been given to me forever ... 3 weeks more of pain is surely worth it

Kayla and Baby Landyn Due November 12; 1 child; Ohio 190 posts
11th Dec '12
Quoting Cady Browne Kendrick:" Prop up your legs when you lay down. The pain in the hips is normal. I always tell my hubby it feels ... [snip!] ... hot bubble bath if you can. Just lay back and let your legs float. I hope you find something that eases it for you. Good luck"


i thought you werent supposed to take advil or ibuprofen? i was told tylenol was the only safe pain reliever to take? but other than that yes thats exactly how it feels!! ugh its horrible!! i havent found anything that really helps.. i put a pillow between my legs while sleeping but it still kills to turn over.. i guess its just something we have to endure. oh the joys of pregnancy!!!

MandyM+3 2 kids; Florida 203 posts
11th Dec '12

VERY normal... it sucks and its horrible...but its the lovely thing of wanting a child lol

Cady Browne Kendrick Due February 5 (girl); 1 child; Texas 218 posts
11th Dec '12
Quoting Kayla and Baby Landyn:" i thought you werent supposed to take advil or ibuprofen? i was told tylenol was the only safe pain ... [snip!] ... legs while sleeping but it still kills to turn over.. i guess its just something we have to endure. oh the joys of pregnancy!!!"


My doctor said it was ok to take Advil. I cant have tylenol, it makes me sick. I have noticed different doctors say it's ok to take different things. I was surprised when one of my friends was prescribed cough syrup when she got sick, she is due a couple of weeks after me.