Post # 1
Anyone else experiencing excrutiating rib pain??
I remember having it with my first… but it was really here and there and manageable. I feel like with this baby is incapacitating – like I can barely sit at my desk and do work. Plus it’s much more often. And i have 10 more weeks to go!!
Right now i use a heating pad to help… and take tylenol. But I was hoping you guys might have some other great ideas to relieve the pain! I can’t spend the next 10 weeks laying on my back which is the only real relief I can find right now.
Post # 3
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
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