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Posted by on Dec 2, 2012 in Pregnancy | 4 comments

Pregnancy: Week 21

Pregnancy: Week 21

Ouch. My hips hurt. Overnight I am waddling like I’m about to have this baby any minute. No idea where that came from.

We were visiting family in Limerick over the weekend and I was walking quite a bit through the city. I hadn’t really planned it beforehand so I was wearing heels. Good solid Clark’s heels – not stilettos or anything! But still by Saturday night – ouch.

In fact my whole lower abdomen is achy in general. I feel like I could pull a muscle at any minute. Thank god for pregnancy yoga. That one hour class really helps stretch out the aches and ease them away. I feel so much better afterwards.

I guess it’s time to start moving and acting like a pregnant woman – getting in and out of the car carefully, not overstretching, and of course the obligatory pillow between the knees when lying in bed at night. And one behind my back and under my bump!


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  1. Snap! I’m 21 weeks pregnant too and wake up with achey hips every morning. It’s such a pain – literally!

    • I got a birthing ball this weekend Sarah (I’m 23 weeks now) and I’ve been sitting on it in the evenings for part of the evening instead of sitting on the couch. I’m feeling much better already. It’s worth a try. I really think they make a difference.

      • Ooh thanks, I must give that a whirl. They’re meant to be great for posture in general. Might as well get plenty of use out of it!

  2. I bounced on my birthing ball every evening when I was coming towards the end of my first pregnancy. It’s also very handy when you get to that point where you can’t get off the sofa at the end of the evening. (Of course, this means you don’t get to sit down on the sofa to start with, which is hard.) But it was also great when I was in labor the first time too – I bounced on it all through the early to mid-phase contractions.
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