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My bump is very sore and stabbing pains too.

(11 Posts)
LittleRedRidingHoodie Wed 10-Dec-14 20:48:27

I'm 32 weeks with awful rib pain. Over the last few days my bump is VERY painful at the top. Sore all over the top and one place which is particularly painful to touch and move. I have to hold and press when I sneeze and move. I can't poo (sorry) as it hurst too much to push. I'm taking lactulose for that.

Should I call the midwife or is this another joy of pregnancy? Baby seems to be moving normally. It's just her mum who is falling to bits.

NinjaPanda34 Wed 10-Dec-14 20:59:18

That sounds very familiar to me right now! I'm 30+5 with twins and starting to get really fucking uncomfortable. I have a head right under my left ribs and the legs of the other one digging into the other side. Are we allowed to not like this bit of pregnancy?

LittleRedRidingHoodie Wed 10-Dec-14 21:02:57

I've not liked it for weeks! Love the little baby but being pregnant really sucks. I'd like to be constantly in a pool to take the weight. I've also got a rash all over my neck and chest and the itching is driving me mad. Maybe the pains are just normal then. Yay...

almondfinger Wed 10-Dec-14 21:26:30

I'd speak to your midwife. Especially with a rash. Will give you peace of mind.

LittleRedRidingHoodie Wed 10-Dec-14 21:38:22

They're not fussed about the rash. The gp and midwife said it was 'a rash' I'm pretty underwhelmed by ante natal care to be honest. I logically know there's nothing to be done but I've never felt as disabled, miserable and in pain in my life and I feel very alone with it. I'm so happy the baby is ok I just wish I was able to function on some level. I've had to cancel all my social stuff, I can't work and I've been laid on my back for weeks. Very lonely.

TheScenicRoute Wed 10-Dec-14 21:43:16

Hi, I'm 29 weeks with twins and I had much the same last week. Bump all sore, painful at times, couldn't take full steps, just a bit more than a shuffle when walking. Bump killed me to turn over in bed and was sore on my side until a few minutes later. The babies were going crazy, doing huge movements and that DID NOT help! I even started to give serious thought to wether I needed to leave work and take my maternity leave! This lasted 4 days, and now I'm coping fine.

Ninja- did yours get better or is it constant for you?

SleepyMcgee Wed 10-Dec-14 22:01:17

Yes I remember this, I saw an obstetric physio who said it was rib flare. Your ribs are actually being flared out of position by the baby. Fucking agony, I'm really sorry sad

Thenorr Wed 10-Dec-14 22:12:45

I've had this since about 28 weeks. Rib pain on left side (apparently if it was right side it's a sign of Pre eclampsia) and no one was bothered. Skin feels so tender on top even and sometimes literally takes my breath away. Morning sickness also came back at 26 weeks (vomiting 5/6 times a day) and all the way through I've been told it's "perfectly normal" - at one point MW even told e my "occasional" vomiting didn't sound that bad! 38 weeks and get wait to give birth!!!!

NinjaPanda34 Wed 10-Dec-14 22:23:42

Scenic, pretty much constant. sad making me feel really low and miserable. Also stuffed with the cold so that's maybe not helping! My poor dh, he's bearing the brunt of my moods/ emotions.

Crownjewel Wed 10-Dec-14 23:01:27

Yep, I had this too, on and off from about 26wks then pretty much constantly from around 32wks. Felt like the top of my bump was badly bruised, I suppose where my ribs were being shoved against the underside of my skin by DS... Teamed with horrific itching that made me want to tear off the skin on my arms, legs and chest, and legs so swollen I couldn't even squeeze into slippers; on the bright side I barely gave a thought to being in labour, as I was just so relieved that I'd not be pregnant any more by the end of it!smile

montymonty Thu 11-Dec-14 02:13:53

I'm so glad there are others who hate this bit. I love my baby but he's causing me a lot of pain at the moment! Have SPD and rib flare. Can't wait for it to be over.

I had itching on my feet (drawn blood!) and they were very good (it's nothing serious, they did blood tests) - I've been surprised by how different antenatal care can be across the country. My midwife is excellent.

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