Post # 1
The start. We went to our local minor league baseball game Monday night and I remember having this strange feeling under my right boob. Felt like the baby was doing something wierd (NEVER feel the baby that high) but also kinda just like my underwire was hitting my belly or something. I poked a bit to see if the LO would kick me back to find out if s/he really was upside-down (usually the baby lays sideways). I kinda just said ‘whatevs’.
Then Tuesday the spot was definitely sore. Nothing crazy but if a stretched funny it hurt and felt somewhat ‘bruised’. I didn’t think much of it. Went to Masters Swimming last night like I always do on Tuesdays and it didn’t hurt ‘while’ swimming….
But last night trying to sleep was miserable. Everytime I tried to readjust my rib spot killed. Getting up to pee – it killed. Seriously felt like a couple years ago when I got steamrolled playing soccer and had a ‘bruised’ rib (though not QUITE that bad). I ended up on the couch at 3am watching Summer Catch and trying to make myself sleep sitting up.
I can only conclude that I injured the muscle somehow… and swimming totally exaserbated it…. but all I was doing was sitting there eating a hot dog or two! Anyone else have a crazy pregnancy injury/pain? Do you think the baby did it! ha 🙂
Post # 3
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
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
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
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 # 7
I’m 28 weeks. So it kinda scares me the baby has 3 more months to grow bigger and stronger if s/he’s already able to cause this kinda pain! Ha 😉 I’m don’t fall into the petite or small category. Currently 5’7″ and about 183. 20lbs of which are ‘baby pounds’.
Funny thing is I NEVER feel the baby that high… and with my anterior placenta when I do feel movement it’s still not that strong.
Will be interesting to see if it goes away or comes and goes etc. Especially with the swimming last night agrivating things it seemed more muscle related.. but maybe the babe is playing around in between my ribs 🙂
Thanks for all the feedback!
Post # 8
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 🙂
Post # 9
My Doula’s husband is a chiropractor…. definitely something I’ll talk to her about… especially if the pain continues to be an issue. It didn’t bother me at all yesterday during the day – and it didn’t keep me up last night. It was a tad bit sore this morning… but has since gone away
I swear being pregnant feels like a constant science experiment. Trying to figure out what contributes to the goods days and what may be causing the bad days 🙂
Post # 10
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!