I don't know if it is the cold weather or if it is my weight, but my hips have really been bothering me. I had this problem when I was pregnant too. I had to go to my Dr. a couple of times because it was so bad. The only thing that I could find to relieve the pain was my trusty body pillow. I wish that I had not gotten rid of it after my last son. I never thought that I would be in need of it like I am, but I am! It is the nicest thing in the world to just cuddle up to a nice old body pillow. If you haven't tried one and are having hip pain, you might want to.