A 42-year-old member asked:
What can i do for sore hips during pregnancy? what can i do for a sore pelvis during pregnancy?
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Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Dermatology 43 years experience
5.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 years experience
Exercise: During pregnancy your placenta releases a hormone called Relaxin that softens your connective cartilage; this will allow your pelvis to open during childbirth but can also lead to pain/hip instability/pubic symphyseal separation, which can be painful. Exercising your stabilizer muscles can help; you may also consider buying a pelvic girdle/belly band for compression/support.
2.8k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated May 30, 2015
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