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Hips are starting to feel dis-jointed!

post #1 of 49
Thread Starter 

Just wanted to share.  Here comes the weird walks and waddling phase.  Baby time is so soon!

post #2 of 49

My hip joints are feeling loose too! That combined with the near constant cervix-pinching sensation is making walking interesting!

post #3 of 49

I must be an unlucky one because I've been waddling since about 4 months pregnant. eyesroll.gif

post #4 of 49

Oh yea.  Everytime I roll over in bed, or round out my back to stretch it, my hips go CRACK, CRACK.  Bleah.

post #5 of 49

My hips have been hurting since week 20-something!  They crack all the time when I move in bed!  And they just hurt all the time.  I am seeing a chiropracter and that has helped with the severity of the hip pain A LOT but it is still there.

post #6 of 49

The waddle is definitely worsening!  Though, for me, I wonder how much of it is my hips and how much is just an attempt to force my cumbersome self forward.  lol.gif


Edited by Jaimee - 10/12/11 at 5:24pm
post #7 of 49

If I think about it really hard, I can force myself to not waddle. But who wants to think about walking that much?

 

 

post #8 of 49

I've had sore hips on and off since about week 25. But, it's been worse lately. And yup, definitely starting to get the waddle. I'm not walking as 'easily' as I used to.


Baby, wait two more weeks and then feel free to find your own way out! There should be a light at the end of the tunnel to guide you!

post #9 of 49

My hips are so sore today and my lower front pelvic area is all crampy. Cervical jabs too. crap.gif I feel like I can barely get off the couch. I hope this dies down a little; I have so much to do this weekend. Rehearsal dinner for our friends tonight and I'm standing up in their wedding tomorrow. I'm going to have an 8am - midnight day with the wedding festivities. Ay ay ay!

 

I'll be 36 weeks on Monday. I can't wait to hit the 37 week mark! Just 10 more days!

post #10 of 49

I did a bunch of walking yesterday (well, for this point in my pregnancy, normally I'd consider it a light walking day) and by the evening I couldn't really move around. The hips were seizing and so painful, and my pubic bone was on fire. Luckily, things are OK today, but I am concerned about how little activity I am able to do. At this point in my first pregnancy (I'll be 37 weeks on Monday) all the way until the end I was walking 20+ blocks, or at least 45 minutes a day (I don't think I even did this much yesterday). Is anyone else having trouble keeping up an acceptable level of activity because of their hips/pelvic pain?

post #11 of 49

Yep.  I walked a lot throughout my first pregnancy, but towards the end it was SO painful.  This pregnancy I was experiencing a lot of hip/pelvic pain and decided to see the chiro- she is a miracle worker.  I wish I had seen a chiro during my last pregnancy too!  It might be worth a try!
 

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I did a bunch of walking yesterday (well, for this point in my pregnancy, normally I'd consider it a light walking day) and by the evening I couldn't really move around. The hips were seizing and so painful, and my pubic bone was on fire. Luckily, things are OK today, but I am concerned about how little activity I am able to do. At this point in my first pregnancy (I'll be 37 weeks on Monday) all the way until the end I was walking 20+ blocks, or at least 45 minutes a day (I don't think I even did this much yesterday). Is anyone else having trouble keeping up an acceptable level of activity because of their hips/pelvic pain?



 

post #12 of 49

Again, I totally agree!  In my last pregnancy I could hardly walk by 35w, but this time I feel great and most of the time I'm walking normally.  I can bend over and put on pants!  :)
 

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Yep.  I walked a lot throughout my first pregnancy, but towards the end it was SO painful.  This pregnancy I was experiencing a lot of hip/pelvic pain and decided to see the chiro- she is a miracle worker.  I wish I had seen a chiro during my last pregnancy too!  It might be worth a try! 

 



 

post #13 of 49

I wish I could afford a chiropractor. I suppose that's one of the downfalls of universal health care - because everything essential is free, and our family has a very modest income, we don't set aside any money for our health care, and this tends to exclude anything not covered by our Provincial health plans. Not that I don't love it, but I'll just have to mince and waddle my way through the next 3 - 5 weeks. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by jbk21 View Post

Yep.  I walked a lot throughout my first pregnancy, but towards the end it was SO painful.  This pregnancy I was experiencing a lot of hip/pelvic pain and decided to see the chiro- she is a miracle worker.  I wish I had seen a chiro during my last pregnancy too!  It might be worth a try! 

 



 

post #14 of 49

I'm practically inactive while pregnant compared to what I do when I'm not.  I just figure as along as you do what you can, eat as healthfully as possible, etc. you're fine.  You're probably chasing around after a toddler, too.  Really, don't worry about being that super active, athletic pregnant person.  Try some yoga.  Or not.  It'll be fine.  thumb.gif

post #15 of 49
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Originally Posted by Jaimee View Post

I'm practically inactive while pregnant compared to what I do when I'm not.  I just figure as along as you do what you can, eat as healthfully as possible, etc. you're fine.  You're probably chasing around after a toddler, too.  Really, don't worry about being that super active, athletic pregnant person.  Try some yoga.  Or not.  It'll be fine.  thumb.gif



Thanks for this!  I am very hard on myself re: my current level of activity.  I'm not in much pain, really, just some mild lower-back and period-like achiness the last few days, and I keep thinking "I should be doing more."  But I just want to laze around till baby gets here.

 

Before I was pregnant I ran 7-9 miles 5 or 6 days a week, so it's hard for me to embrace this "sedentary" lifestyle I'm currently living.  I've got my awesome DH who keeps telling me that I AM working super hard and it's probably much smarter for me to take it easy, especially at this point... but it's good to have as many reminders as possible!

post #16 of 49

He's right!  It's easy enough to get back in shape pp if you're motivated.  I have always put a baby in a carrier and walked several miles a day.  My baby-weight comes off quickly and I get stronger as my baby gets heavier.  Soon you'll be carrying a 20lb toddler around all day with no problems. 
 

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Originally Posted by MrsKatie View Post

Thanks for this!  I am very hard on myself re: my current level of activity.  I'm not in much pain, really, just some mild lower-back and period-like achiness the last few days, and I keep thinking "I should be doing more."  But I just want to laze around till baby gets here.

 

Before I was pregnant I ran 7-9 miles 5 or 6 days a week, so it's hard for me to embrace this "sedentary" lifestyle I'm currently living.  I've got my awesome DH who keeps telling me that I AM working super hard and it's probably much smarter for me to take it easy, especially at this point... but it's good to have as many reminders as possible!



 

post #17 of 49

Mine started yesterday full blown.

 

It literally felt like he was burrowing his head into my pelvis, and ever since then... Waddle, waddle.

post #18 of 49

The past few days I can hardly lift my left leg while bending it at the same time, like to put on pants.  And if I am trying to get out of bad, that is the worst!  I even try to push myself up with it, and it is extreme pain.  I am afraid to go to the chiro because I am afraid all that pushing and adjusting, my water will breakshy.gif  That probably sounds dumb but that is my fear!  I dont want to have this baby til 40 weeks!

post #19 of 49
Thread Starter 

1love -

 

I have the same thing with lifting my leg to put on pants.  It's hard!  Just went to the chiro today myself, and they can be really really gentle.  Just ask if you decide to go.  They put the table on a really light setting, or use the clicker more than pushing with hand.  She hasn't ever really done much for my hip, but I know it's all connected.  She did click my hip a couple times, but the thing that has helped me the most is laying on my back on the floor at home and stretching my knees to the sides to open up my hip sockets.  Sometimes I get a pop, and sometimes it just feels better afterwards.

 

I'm also going to try to get this one to settle into my pelvis.  Everytime I sleep at night, I wake to find the baby in a different position.  The head keeps moving back and forth over each hip or slightly to the side.  Just not locking in yet.

post #20 of 49

Yeah, I don't think that a chiro can make your water break before it's supposed to..  I love, love, love going to the chiro and highly recommend it! 

 

With my second pregnancy I was in severe pain by the mid-point.  I could hardly put pants on, roll over in bed, walk, etc.  I never did anything about it, just sort of accepted it as part of pregnancy.

 

With this pregnancy I decided to be pro-active.  I really couldn't be unable to walk for several months, as I now have a toddler to run after.  I started going to a chiro every 2 week from 16w on.  I'm now almost 36w and have almost no pelvic pain what-so-ever (it was actually worse around 16w than it is now).  It's really a miracle from my perspective.  I had been bracing myself for immobility, pain and struggle, but I feel really good!  My chiro doesn't really do all that much pushing to my hips anyway.  He puts wedges under my hips and might press on them slightly, but he's very sensitive about it.  He mostly just keeps my spine in line, which is making all the difference. 
 

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Originally Posted by 1love4ever View Post

The past few days I can hardly lift my left leg while bending it at the same time, like to put on pants.  And if I am trying to get out of bad, that is the worst!  I even try to push myself up with it, and it is extreme pain.  I am afraid to go to the chiro because I am afraid all that pushing and adjusting, my water will breakshy.gif  That probably sounds dumb but that is my fear!  I dont want to have this baby til 40 weeks!



 

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