Is this normal?

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
2696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Sounds like gas. I would think pain in that area is way too high to be pregnancy related.

Pregnancy hormones slow down your digestive system (hence all the lovely constipation and gas). That would be my guess at the pain you’re feeling.


Congrats on your pregnancy! Sending lots of sticky bean vibes your way!

Post # 3
324 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Is it worse when you lean forward? If so, I had that too, a lot, and it went away in the second trimester. 

Post # 5
324 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think that since the pain is right below your ribs, and not further down, it’s nothing directly to do with your pregnancy.

I found that I got a sort of crampy feeeling just where you described in my first trimester, but it mostly happened when I was leaning forward, as I did when I was eating (for example). I asked my mum and she said she had that too in her first pregnancy, so possibly indirectly pregnancy related.

Anyway, I wouldn’t worry about it. Like Urchin said, it’s probably got to do with digestion. 

Post # 6
4440 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think it sounds normal…apparently your rib cage grows a bit during pregnancy, could just be some uncomfortable shifting and/or gas.

Congrats again! 🙂

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