How common are pelvic pain and hip pain during pregnancy?

The percentage of pregnant mothers experiencing pelvic pain varies across different studies and populations. Here are some reported percentages:

– About 30% of all pregnant women experience pelvic pain, usually starting around pregnancy week 18[2].
– The reported prevalence of pregnancy-related low back pain (LBP) and/or pelvic girdle pain (PGP) is 34%[3].
– Approximately 50% of pregnant women experience symptoms of pelvic floor disorders, which can include pelvic pain[5].
– The prevalence of PGP and/or LBP during pregnancy is estimated to be 50%, with 20% experiencing PGP that significantly impacts their daily activities[6].
– Up to 80% of pregnant women experience low back or pelvic pain[7].

These figures indicate that pelvic pain is a common issue during pregnancy, affecting a significant proportion of pregnant women. Pelvic misalignment or “pelvic distortion” often lead to difficult and prolonged labor, also known as dystocia. Seeing a board certified perinatal chiropractor will ensure that you have the best chance of getting the perinatal and postnatal care you need. Gentle, safe chiropractic adjustments of the pelvis will help to improve function and often relieve pain.

Dr. Lou Jacobs is a board certified perinatal and pediatric chiropractor who has worked with pregnant moms and all  children for over 22 years. Dr. Lou’s office is equipped for families, and has a staff who are all parents. Dr. Lou understands what you are going through, and is here to listen and help.