Sacroiliac joint pain

I finally went and saw my midwife about some pretty sever hip pain I've been having. I have a really hard time getting out of bed, walking in the morning, turning over while sleeping, and throughout the day I feel pain as well but not as bad as the morning.  
She said hip pain is normal and causes by hormones and my joints softening and preparing for birth. I am 24 weeks. 
Anybody else have this and have advice on how to get through? 
She said to get a belly band to help take some of the pressure off my hips and to try warm baths. Other than that I could try physical therapy or taking time off of work. 
Anybody have more info on this topic or things that worked for you? What is your experience?