(Closed) Rib Pain (As in – baby up in the ribs!)

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

It was soooooo much worse the second time around, even though I carried Henri much lower than Addie.  For me, it came in spurts, maybe timed around Henri’s growth spurt?  I’d notice it getting more painful for a week or so, and then it would get better for a couple weeks.

Anyway, you can do back exercises to strengthen the muscles, which helps; just getting up to stretch periodically throughout the day helped me, too.  I used a heating pad at night and took Tylenol when it got really bad.  And I made my husband rub my back and sides every night.  🙂  Oh, and make sure you’re not slouching while sitting!  

Post # 4
2095 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My eldest used to lay under my ribs. I used to gently move him by rubbing and lightly pushing. He would move and come back later. But it gave me relief for that period of time

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