YOU POOR THING! I feel your pain, I had that problem with my pregnancies. You can sit on a chair (a kitchen chair, or something with good support) and say if you are hurting on the left side, you would want to cross your left leg over your right leg with your left knee sticking out to the left side. Then you would want to gently push on your knee and leg, and this stretches out the muscles that are pinching the nerves. Do this as needed.... Trust me it helps. Also, alternate heat and cold packs every 10 minutes (sit on them), and that may help also. I did see a chiropractor that helped keep my hips in alignment and my joints moving well. He had a really awesome table that I could lay on with the middle (where my belly was) that dropped down so to not push on my stomach. I hope this has helped. If you dont understand the directions for the stretch, feel free to message me and I will help you figure it out!!!!
at 6:54 PM on Jul. 16, 2008