I am 5 months preg and keep getting pains in right side of upper ribs...Could the baby e up there at times???? New mom so Just curious! :o)

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Amy - posted on 01/14/2009

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Well, baby isn't up that far yet. Your utertus should only be to about your belly button but later that little one will be kicking the ribs. I am 5 1/2 months with my 2nd son. It is probably just everything pushing up and also those muscle are being stretched out and are supporting much more now with your expanding belly. Mine are sore too! I actually just had a pulled muscle last week in my ribs I am pretty sure. If it keeps bothering you too much I would mention it to your OBGYN and see what they say but I'm sure it is nothing major.

Kym - posted on 01/08/2009

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THis is #2 for me, and with my first I got REALLY bad rib pains. Totally normal, it's actually your diaphram moving up b/c of the expanding uterus (as some others have posted) I carried my son so high up under my ribs that I honestly never showed signs of a belly. The best way to get through them is to do side stretching (if you do yoga, it's called the half moon pose) bring your arms up next to your ears and push your hip to one side and lean to the other. Hold for as long as you can, then switch to the other side. Don't forget to breathe as you stretch!

Good luck to you all!

Tracey - posted on 01/05/2009

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Hi ladies I went to the docs today and she said the same thing everything is shifting up to make more room so she said that is what it is....thanks for your input!

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Richain - posted on 01/07/2009

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I am 23 weeks along and have the rib pains too.  My doc said they are "growing pains" from the baby and my body trying to make room for him growing so fast.  I find that stretching has helped some and when I sit....if I slouch it hurts more often.  I also have the feeling I have a soccer player in my stomach thanks to all the swift strong kicks I get (which are usually at 3am these days).  Apparently its normal... but that doesnt make it hurt less! :) 

Emily - posted on 01/07/2009

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Quoting Brittany:

I'm 23 weeks and i get them too. I don't know if that's what it is though. Sometimes I think it's just the uterus expaning into the ribs. I can't wait to hear answers on this.

Also, I was wondering if the baby can kick your back. I thought I've heard of it, and think my baby did but my mom said she thinks it anatomically impossible.



I'm not certain if baby can kick your back, but if so, then my baby has too. I've had a few times when Moose was really active and then I'd get a twinge in my spine, don't know if he kicked it or just kicked a nerve. Also, my hubby had his hand on my back a week ago and suddenly my spine jumped. We figured that must be baby kicking too. I don't know if it makes a difference, but I have a tilted uterus that's always been tipped towards my back instead of my front - maybe that puts him closer to that side?

Brittany - posted on 01/06/2009

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Thank you for taking the time relaying that information. It's good to know. It's getting so sore. My mom said when she was pregnant with me that I liked to hang out in her ribs and i'd get my foot stuck. I've heard that girls do this a lot. I'm having a girl so I figure I'll experience it soon. The way my mom talked it was painful. If it does happen, my mom told me to tickle her feet. She said that's what she did to me and I'd move out. I thought I'd relay that information.

Ashley - posted on 01/04/2009

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i am wondering the same thing i am 22 weeks and get simular pain i agree with brittany i think its the uterus expanding in the ribs...got to make room somehow! waiting for answer as well!

Brittany - posted on 01/04/2009

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I'm 23 weeks and i get them too. I don't know if that's what it is though. Sometimes I think it's just the uterus expaning into the ribs. I can't wait to hear answers on this.



Also, I was wondering if the baby can kick your back. I thought I've heard of it, and think my baby did but my mom said she thinks it anatomically impossible.

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