Q:

I'm 26 weeks pregnant, feeling pressure down & pelvic pain while sleeping ( esp whike turning) and feel normal when i sit or walk . Is this normal or should go to the hospital and check?



Sonali Shivlani

Pressure in the pelvic area should be checked by the doctor. Pain in the pelvic and ground area especially while lying down and turning is due to pubis bone dysfunction. It affects about ten to fifteen percent of pregnant moms. The pelvis bones spread or stretch a little more than expected and this causes the discomfort. Please discuss with your doctor. It is suggested that you meet with a pregnancy exercise specialist who can help you with exercises to strengthen the area.

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