Joined: 01 Jul 2011 15:25 Posts: 20 Location: west sussex
The advice is to sleep on your left side. I was always a left side sleeper until my car accident where my right shoulder was damaged. Since my op on it I could sleep either side. But now that I am pregnant I tried sleeping more on my left side. However I wake up in agony with my left hip. Since the accident I have had problems with my back which has been exasperated since the pregnancy but it was my right hip that caused more probs now it seems to be my left. Once I am out of bed for about half hour or so it gets better but I was wondering if anyone else has this or if it is accident related. Also will it go away once she is born. I am due in a little over 7 weeks and I am so looking forward to laying comfy. Also on two occasions I have gotten stuck in bed and either not been able to more or couldnt get up?! My midwife tells me that I am spot on for size so it is not that I am carrying a large baby.
I had siatica which was really painful around my hips, shooting down my bum and into my legs at times. It hurt that much i could have cried with the pain and it didnt go stright after having Lily either as i still get it now, but the more walking i do seams to ease it. If i was you i would mention it to your midwife or dr next time you see her/him as they will be able to say for sure if its pregnancy or accident related
Joined: 26 Mar 2009 18:25 Posts: 4779 Location: East Kilbride
I've a slipped disc and prolapsed vertebrae from a car crash many years ago. During both my pregnancies this has been made a million times worse. And during the last pregnancy it was awful and my hips were getting displaced. I was in constant agony. As soon as Ella was born back problems sorted themselves out. Also with the twins my hips sorted out literally seconds after they were born I never slept on my left hand side throughout either pregnancy due to slipped disc and slept whichever way I could get comfy. If should sort itself out -the only problems I have now is that doing too much strains my back. I was at the gym till day is Ella was born but this time round had to stop really early.
Joined: 29 Jun 2009 21:36 Posts: 8359 Location: South Shields - North East
Towards the end of my pregnancy I had painful hips too. It was nothing to do with any sort of accident, just because I was small and carrying a rather large baby. I used to find that sleeping on a "beanie bag" bag called it. No idea where I got it from but it was only small so i used to vary it under my hip/bump and that used to help slighty in easing the pain.
I really think you need to consider a specialised maternity lumber support belt. Something like a Serola Sacroiliac Lumbar Support Belt would work wonders. I was so impressed by my maternity belt when I was pregnant that I've actually started a website selling them as my full time job and they do work wonders. I'm not just suggesting this to make money ( in fact I can't because you don't know what my website is!) but they are fantastic. Go and see the midwife and she should be able to suggest a physio who would then tell you what you need or Just google 'maternity belt' and you'll find loads of helpful advise and products - but I really couldn't believe the difference it made.