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This is something I dealt with in my first two pregnancies starting around 23 weeks until I delivered. What resolved it for me is unfortunately too late for you at this point, but strengthening my glutes was what made the difference in my pelvic floor for my other two pregnancies (including this one). I had done P90X in between and that included a ton of glute moves which totally helped. I didn't need chiro for these last two pregnancies but relied heavily on it my first two or else I was in so much pain.
So, to manage it until you are longer pregnant (and it will ease quickly then and eventually fade) is to avoid asymmetrical movements with your legs and try not to sit too long in a firm chair without getting up and shifting your pelvis. Also, sleeping with support between your thighs, like a rolled up towel that will not collapse like a pillow will.
The types of deep squats that one might practice for birthing...makes it worse. Lifting one leg to get in the car or bed can trigger it worse. HTH
Alicia, wife to an loving and faithful DH, and mama to three fantastic though nutty children (cs, then a fast HBAC, then a fast VBAC!!). Planning a third VBAC, again at home, in February 2016.