(Closed) Strange Rib Pain/Injury… currently blaming the LO :)

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My best friend (who is very petitie and has a short torso) had her rib broken by her baby while she was pregnant. She complained of the exact same pain you are describing. The baby just got too big and broke her rib. She didn’t get treated for it until after the delivery, when they could finally do an x-ray and confirm it was broken. You should bring it up wioth your doctor just in case!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I don’t know why it’s happening, but I do have the same problem, just on the left side instead of the right. It started about a week ago, and I just have to make myself as comfortable as possible. I’m petite like snmcdowell’s friend, so I’ve just assumed it is because baby is running out of room.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

How far along are you?  I started to have rib pains around…maybe 32 weeks?  It has only gotten worse since, but it is definitely the baby for me.  It started where her feet were (on the right side) but now it’s on the left and she’s starting to hit my solar plexis.  It is MAJOR uncomfortable and I find myself stretching my legs back at night to open up some rib room for the baby!  Talk with your doc about it, but it sounds like the baby is encroaching, LOL.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I had major problems with the nerves in my back from the baby, causing me to limp and have to go to physical therapy! I also had rib pain.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Have you thought about seeing a chiropractor? I have a rib that gives me lots of problems and the only thing that helps is having it adjusted. A couple of months ago it got so bad that I couldn’t function at all… it sucked. If that sounds like something you’d be into just make sure your doc has experience with pregnant ladies ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

LOL, completely true!!  I’m always trying to figure out if something I’m feeling is “normal” for pregnancy!  My poor doctor.  He’s kind enough not to roll his eyes every time I come up with a new symptom!

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