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HELP! seriously

cani use a heating pad? my pelvis feels like it is about to cave in. i ve always had problems with my bip bones.. they pop out of place every once in a while when i walk and over the years of it happening, its now just bone on bone grinding and no padding there. my doctors have always said my pelvis is smal [even before i became pregnant] so that just adds to the pain. i know its normal for our pelvis to hurt during pregnancy but this is brutal! i cry in the middle of the night and cant walk sometimes.. can i use a heating pad?? ps i wont take medicine like tylenol or antiitocis for it. any other ideas though?

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Asked by KelsoBabeyy at 4:45 PM on Oct. 5, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • heat should be ok aslong as its not to hot... and try doing some ab and pelivic streches it may help... i would think rocking on ur hands and knees might help but idk i dont have to bad of pelvic pain never have...

    Answer by navywifemomkoch at 4:48 PM on Oct. 5, 2008

  • Girl, you are just falling apart! Yes you can use a heating pad. I did not for quite some time because I thought they were unsafe. Well it turns out that they are safe as long as you are not burning yourself or increasing your core body temperature to 102 degrees F or over. That is the temperature that it can start to effect baby.

    I have had my OBGYN, family dr, and chiropractor tell me the same thing.

    I am sitting on one right now for my achy back.

    Answer by girlneffy at 4:49 PM on Oct. 5, 2008

  • According to babycenters answers you should NOT put a very hot heating pad on your abdomen. Can you put it on your back and get some relief? Tylenol is safe to take, even though you would rather not.


    Answer by Serafyna at 4:51 PM on Oct. 5, 2008

  • Take you some tylenol and use that heating pad...I felt the same way about this and when I talked to my OBGYN she said its perfectly fine and will not effect you or the baby heres to some relief!!!

    Answer by ShastaRiley at 4:55 PM on Oct. 5, 2008

  • I had the same thing with my second pregnancy.My daughter stayed in the upside down position from 20weeks till i gave birth at 38weeks so it was brutal for me to walk. I always take hot showers because i don't have a heating pad. But if i do it right before bed it feels so good i just pass out.
    The reason my daughter was in that position that long cause i started leaking fluid.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:08 PM on Oct. 5, 2008

  • i just wont take tylenol or anything because i just dont take them.. i havent taken them in over a year...

    Answer by KelsoBabeyy at 5:12 PM on Oct. 5, 2008

  • My OBGYN said no heating pad. I wanted to so bad! I feel ya girl, but I wouldn't. No baths either.

    Answer by LovinMyMikayla at 8:23 PM on Oct. 5, 2008

  • you can use it just dont set it on high low or med! thats what ive read and what my ob told me also!

    Answer by brittany320 at 9:43 PM on Oct. 5, 2008

  • well i didint separate low or med is ok! lol!

    Answer by brittany320 at 9:45 PM on Oct. 5, 2008

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