Top
10
Doctor insights on: What To Do When Your Hips Hurt From Laying On Side Cause Of Pregnancy

Share
1

1
7 months pregnant and I have a pain in my left hip.This happened last pregnancy.What could be causing this.Only hurts when im pregnant?

7 months pregnant and I have a pain in my left hip.This happened last pregnancy.What could be causing this.Only hurts when im pregnant?

Musculoskeletal: There are many musculoskeletal changes associated with pregnancy. Your hip angles change which affect how you walk and your posture. Find a doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) or doctor of chiropractic medicine. They can evaluate you and give you some relief. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
4 doctors shared insights

Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


3

3
Is it ok to sleep slightly tilted up during pregnancy or slightly angled to to the left? I'm 22w4d with marginal previa. All left causes me hip pain

Is it ok to sleep slightly tilted up during pregnancy or slightly angled to to the left? I'm 22w4d with marginal previa. All left causes me hip pain

Yes.: Sleeping partially tilted to the left or at a partially upright angle is fine. Although we prefer the left side, you may also sleep on your right side. The main idea is to not sleep flat on your back. Also try a pillow under your hips. ...Read more

5

5
Im 35 weeks pregnant and have had a very good pregnancy. Recently ive started getting the hip pain. My concern i have bad pain in my left side of body?

Im 35 weeks pregnant and have had a very good pregnancy. Recently ive started getting the hip pain. My concern i have bad pain in my left side of body?

Varies: There are a number of possibilities including "sciatica" from the back, a painful SI joint, even a condition that can affect the hip known as transient osteoporosis of pregnancy. I would not hesitate to let your obstetrician know, and a good check up would be a good place to start. ...Read more

7

7
Can pregnancy cause muscle/ligament damage to hips/back? Had some aches /pains there since having baby by c section 4 months ago.

Can pregnancy cause muscle/ligament damage to hips/back? Had some aches /pains there since having baby by c section 4 months ago.

Maybe: Sometimes, the pressure of the pregnant uterus lying on various pelvic nerves, blood vessels and muscles can produce temporary impairments that usually resolve spontaneously shortly after the pregnancy is completed. The joints and ligaments are soften by the hormones of pregnancy to allow the pelvic bones to separate in labor without damage. Evaluation is recommended at 4 months post C/section. ...Read more

8

8
Im a 24 y/o female & I Have stretch marks on my right hip that hurt as if they were bruises and itch like crazy. Could it be a sign of pregnancy?

Im a 24 y/o female & I Have stretch marks on my right hip that hurt as if they were bruises and itch like crazy. Could it be a sign of pregnancy?

Stretch marks: Stretch marks are a common occurrence in young people and are not a sign of pregnancy per se. If you become pregnant and gain a lot of weight, you may develop stretch marks. Think of stretch marks as scars. It is for that reason that they are sometimes painful. ...Read more

9

9
Had back&side pain (left), abdominal&hip pain. All since had c section 13 weeks ago, could it be related to pregnancy or recovering?

Had back&side pain (left), abdominal&hip pain. All since had c section 13 weeks ago, could it be related to pregnancy or recovering?

That is odd: Continued pain as you described is of some concern. You may have scar tissue. There may be some injury to the ureter (the tune from the kidney tintype bladder) which may explain the left-sided back pain though this is not that common in C-sections. Finally, it may be chronic back issues or positional problems even nerve stretching or injuries from the procedure itself though less likely. ...Read more