I am 35 weeks and for the last month or so have had a really bad pain in my ribs on the right hand side which is so painful when I lie down I am hardly getting any sleep :-( Also hurts when I sit but tends to be Ok whilst standing up.
Wondering if it is because I am only 5'3" and baby is a good size but my bump is big but not massive, perhaps he is taking up more inside of me than in front of me?? He is a VERY active baby.
Have however heard of babys breaking ribs and wonder if I should go to drs -don't want to waste anyones time though.
Mentioned it to midwife and she seemed unconcerned but I didn't really lay it on thick in fairness and prob didn't explain how much it hurts.
Anyone else had this? Not sure I can cope with this another 5 weeks with just paracetamol....
I had this (I am 5 ft 4). It is horrid. I did go and speak to the Dr. However there was little they could do . I would speak to your Dr if it is getting unbearable. In my case I think it was due to no room to grow!
I've got exactly the same thing as you - just on the right hand side as well. It's been getting worse over the past few weeks (nearly 35 weeks now) - now feeling totally uncomfortable in most positions.
I find lying down on my side with a pillow between my legs is the best to reduce the pain - but still not great.
My doctor says there's nothing you can do. It's inflammation/movement in the ribs
It's also making my bump numb/feeling bruised as well. Do you have this too?
I just keep thinking it's not long to go - and hopefully DC will get sick of having no space and get out early!!