Discomfort in pregnancy in the upper thighs can sometimes be the result of nerve interference as a result of the extra weight being carried, changes in nerve supply to your legs while sleeping and sometimes a subluxation (tight joint) in your back in an area that supplies nerve flow to your legs. It could also be the result of your sleeping position, however, it's possible and quite likely that it's both a tightness in your back combined with your sleeping position.
I would suggest seeing a Chiropractor. Chiropractic care in pregnancy can be beneficial for this type of problem. The treatment is very gentle, non-invasive, safe and often results in a great amount of relief. There are Chiropractors who undertake advanced training to help women in pregnancy. The added benefit of this treatment can be that many women report a reduction in discomfort during later stages of pregnancy and labour when they have been cared for by a Chiropractor.
I'm not sure where you are located, however, if you would like to contact us at Chirosports Coogee, we have a Chiropractor Dr Felicity Young who has a special interest in helping women who have your symptoms in pregnancy. Her client base includes a large number of pregnant women and babies. Please feel free to email or contact me by phone to connect with Felicity to discuss this in more detail.
All the best with your pregnancy and getting a restful night sleep before your baby arrives.
Dr Michael Cohen, Chiropractor
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