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Pregnancy hip problems

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Relaxin is a hormone that helps gives the ligaments in your pelvic area the flexibility they will need for the birth process. It loosens those joints so the baby will be able to come through. For me, that loosening was very painful.

There are a few things you can do if you want to try to relive this pain. One is strengthening exercises. Talk to your physician about the best exercises for you. Another is water exercise. I wasn't comfortable doing this but the water is a great way to work out when pregnant. The third is a brace or pregnancy belt. I did try this but found it to be very uncomfortable.


I was told they get worse with each pregnancy, certainly do with mine. I had horrible hip pain with Grace. Doing stretching exercises helped. I was referred to google 'spinning babies'. Helps to get baby to turn the right direction closer to birth, too. I did hands and knees and rocked my hips. A hula type dance helped SO much. When i had the balance or hubby to support, i squatted (keep your feet flat or your doing it wrong), also a great birthing position when done correctly.

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