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Torn intercostal muscle. 39+ weeks. Panic

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PickledSprout Mon 08-Dec-14 19:24:33

Had traumatic first birth. Have been trying to keep calm all pregnancy and convince myself that an active, as natural as possible, birth would be different this time around and the best thing for me and baby.

Turns out I have torn my muscle. Excruciating pain. The thought of pushing out a baby at this point makes me weep!

I had hoped to just get through with gas and air but....

Anyone had similar? What was your experience?

LittleRedRidingHoodie Tue 09-Dec-14 09:16:08

I don't have any answers but I've dis located two ribs and the GP just told me an epidural would sort it but I'm scared that it won't as an epidural is too low and surely pushing through pain will make it worse when the epidural wears off? Feeling for you - hopefully you have time to heal .

PickledSprout Tue 09-Dec-14 13:31:24

Sounds painful!

Bit scary isn't it? I was thinking the same re epidural.

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