I myself am 40 w 3d and have the same problem it started at 36w useing a body pillow helps and walking helps me.
Proping pillows inbetween your upper thighs to lower legs while on your side along with a body pillow helps me a lot, because I too have this pain(I'm currently 39 weeks 3 days) a warm Epsom salt bath, arthritic Tylenol, my pillows and tah-dah I can sleep for a good 4-6 hours before having to turn onto my other side for a few more hours of sleep. Its not perfect, but at least I get some rest :)
Ty ladies, it is painful! Like you it is difficult to sleep on my sides at night due to my hips being so sore also. Good luck to you ladies we are almost there!
I am almost 36 weeks now and I think that I must have the begginnings of that SPD too! It hurts right from my pelvis and hips down into my thighs! :( I have such issues sleeping too because I can't lay on my side for even a minute before it is too sore. Booo.
Not too long now, but hopefully it doesnt worsen or else it will be completely miserable. I have taken a lot of warm baths to help soothe it. Good luck to you.
I found that info on what to expect........i am dealing with the same pain, im 36 weeks 4 days, it's like so bad I'm in pain when i lay down, walk, stand, everything....I'm just always in pain. I have found that tylenol extra strength helps a lot, but nothing really makes pain stop. Good luck hope this helps :)
will cause tremendous pain in the pelvis (the pubic bone will be sore to the touch), groin, hips, and sometimes the buttocks. The pain can travel down the inner thighs, and you may feel a clicking or grinding when you move. And standing on one leg? Torture.
Symphysis pubic dysfunction, or SPD, is a relatively common (but uncommonly painful) pregnancy condition. It's caused by a relaxation of the ligaments that normally keep the two sides of the pelvic bone tightly bound together at the symphysis pubis, the joint in the pubic area. (The culprit here is the hormone relaxin, which softens those joints to give baby an easier path out into the world.) Sometimes, the ligaments loosen too much