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Rib Pain

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newmumtobe84 Fri 09-Jan-09 17:09:49

Hi everyone, would be grateful for some advice! For the last few weeks I've had a terrible pain in my back just behind my right rib, thought it was probably just pregnancy weight gain pain. Over the last 24 hours or so the pain is in my rib and I can also feel movements in the area. I'm worried that the baby (or a hand/foot/body part) is stuck there somewhere as I can now see movement there when I look. Does this sound crazy or normal? Is it something I need to worry about? I can cope with the pain and breathlessness it causes, but worried its a cause for concern!

PuzzleRocks Fri 09-Jan-09 17:37:32

Bumping for you.

newmumtobe84 Fri 09-Jan-09 20:47:51

Does anyone out there have any words of wisdom!?!

NotSoRampantRabbit Fri 09-Jan-09 20:56:02

I had this with DS1.

It was very painful so I can sympathise. Nobody really seemed to know what it was, although midwife suggested it could simply be my ribcage 'flaring' or expanding as the baby grew.

I took a week off work (too painful to sit at desk) and had an intense 1:1 yoga session. It worked.

Could you try something like that? Don't think you need to worry about the baby.

liznay Fri 09-Jan-09 20:56:52

hi newmum, what happens if you get on all fours, does it take some of the pressure away? It might be that the baby prefers lieing like that and by changing position yourself you can get it to move slightly.

If this doesn't help, I'd mention it to the midwife.

Carrie06 Fri 09-Jan-09 23:38:49

Hi, I have this. Sitting at a desk or driving is the worst. Standing up and stretching arms above head does help. There is a thread about this somewhere on mumsnet if you do a search for rib flare. I mentioned it to the consultant but he said it was just something I'd have to put up with...words of wisdom from him "don't sit at a desk". I have it worst on the right side and sometimes in the centre of my chest or occasionally towards the back. Cx

BuckBuckMcFate Fri 09-Jan-09 23:43:00

How pg are you?

I had this from about 34weeks with DS2. It became impossible to move and I was eventually x-rayed to see if DS2 had broken a rib with his vigorous kicking!

He hadn't but the pain was incredible so much sympathy

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