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Talk to me about rib flare/pains... 26 weeks in

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Teaandflapjacks Mon 06-May-13 21:22:07


just hoping someone might have some handy hints to help with this. I have been having the most awful rib pain (mainly on right side - where bra strap would go) and it kind of feels like splintering - if that makes sense. I had a scan last week (standard in germany) and we saw baby is quite happily sitting up breach at the mo with her head under my ribs. I had terrible morning sickness until fairly recently, now got it down to once a week eating a very basic diet of effectively plain pasta, cheese and tom. sarnies, special k, fruit - and now this crops up - I despair! it is normally really bad at night, partic after food (i guess maybe she is pushing against stomach?!). Then I get acid reflux with it. I just hope for a few hours sleep in one go, without these pains. I also have terrible hip it feels like my hips are being driven apart by a knife via my coccyx, and I kind of walk like a very old lady for a few mins when I get up to get things going! I wonder if it is all interlinked. I told my doctor about all this - she just said, yes that's normal, some people just get the whole loads of bad side effects sad. And that was it really shock Just mainly for info I am of a normal weight range and BMI.

I was really looking for any tips from other sufferers!

Thanks x

HadALittleFaithBaby Tue 07-May-13 07:56:42

I had this on and off from about 24 weeks. Had a scan to check for gall stones but it didn't show anything. It came and went during the pregnancy but was eased with painkillers. It stopped as soon as I had her! The nurse in the hospital checking her over and said you could see what her movements were like in the womb based on what she was doing now..her left leg was extending and kicking out exactly where I got the pain! She was head down from early on so I guess that explains it.

Sorry I can't be more constructive than suggesting paracetamol. You have my sympathy!

lollypopsicle Tue 07-May-13 08:50:18

I find yoga helps 'create space' in there. mainly arm/shoulder stretches. cat pose helps too. Also sitting on a gym ball as it makes me sit up straight so there's more room for baby in my torso. I have a foot wedged in my right side most of the time.

issimma Tue 07-May-13 08:51:18

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