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Rings stuck on finger!

(15 Posts)
Emz1989 Sun 14-Jun-15 11:54:41

A few weeks ago I could feel my wedding rings getting a bit tight on my finger, so I stopped wearing them for a little while.
About a fortnight ago I had a bump photo shoot and put them back on for that, and they felt much more comfortable so I stupidly left them on!
I'm now 39 weeks and my wedding and engagement ring are totally wedged on my finger! I've tried holding it above my head, soaking my hand in ice water, wrapping cotton round my finger and wiggling it with a few types of Vaseline/soap type liquids! No budging them...
Just starting to panic that they'll cut them off if I can't get them off before labour!

Anyone got any tips or strategies I haven't tried yet?! Thank you!

SnotQueen Sun 14-Jun-15 11:58:39

Try not to panic! I think all the pulling and tugging can make the finger swollen (ahem!) so if it's not sore, can you leave it for an hour and try again maybe?
Soap always works for me. Just lots of lathering and gentle rubbing (again ahem!) And breathing slowly so I don't freak out!
Hope you get them off (seriously is it just my dirty mind or am I double entendre-ing a lot here?!)

NurseP Sun 14-Jun-15 12:00:59

Is leaving them on an option? If your finger isn't swelling around the ring, it may be ok? I managed to get mine off just by continually turning it round, soap and elevation did not work for me either. Good luck!

Skiptonlass Sun 14-Jun-15 12:57:44

Immerse in cool water, then hold it higher than your heart for half an hour or so, drink a few glasses of water to reduce the swelling a little.

Then... You can use the ribbon trick to try to get it off. Google "removing a ring with a ribbon" or something like that smile

My friend who is a nurse swears by this smile

batfish Sun 14-Jun-15 13:32:24

I second the ribbon thing - used to be used when I worked in A&E!

MissDemelzaCarne Sun 14-Jun-15 16:23:19

Why do you need to take them off?

MooseBeTimeForSummer Sun 14-Jun-15 16:36:04

I broke my wrist 5 weeks ago. Our ER got my rings off using the ribbon trick. The nurse won her bet with the Dr that it would work.

Hippymama1 Sun 14-Jun-15 17:14:21

I can't get my wedding ring off now - I am 37+2 - it was tight before I got pregnant and I could only take it off in the winter then, so now with my late pregnancy sausage fingers I have no chance! wink

Unless it is uncomfortable is there any reason you can't leave it on? I shouldn't think they will cut them off - people have operations and tape their rings on so they shouldn't have to cut it off for any reason. Speak to your midwife and see what the policy is at your hospital - I am sure they will be able to set your mind at ease and you can just leave them on until the baby arrives and your water levels go back to normal!

Cornberry Sun 14-Jun-15 21:40:12

Butter or oil. Also give it a rest first. Tugging and pulling makes your finger more swollen!

Allgunsblazing Sun 14-Jun-15 21:43:04

watch this op, it works

reddaisy Sun 14-Jun-15 21:45:37

I got mine off using cling film - google saran wrap as that is what cling film is called in America. I still haven't managed to get them back on two years later though sad

LAM1 Sun 14-Jun-15 22:02:52

I have the same problem! DH used the floss/string thing three times and can't get them past my knuckles! He is well practised at it because of work. I have huge knuckles anyway and getting the rings off has always been hard work. They don't hurt but at 33 w I thought best to get them off, I cant!! Going to leave it a few days to let the swelling go down and try again, maybe try the cling film appraise next....

LAM1 Sun 14-Jun-15 22:03:14

Approach, damn auto correct!!

Newtobecomingamum Sun 14-Jun-15 22:35:25

Butter is great!!

Emz1989 Tue 16-Jun-15 02:44:27

Got them off with the ribbon trick... Fab thank you!!
I know they made my dh take his wedding ring off for a recent knee op, although I hadn't really thought too much about why!? I was more concerned that they were starting to feel really uncomfortable though...
Thanks all - lesson learnt!!

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