I am having sharp pains right under my rib cage. Im 33 weeks pregnant. Is it pre term labor?

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Brandy - posted on 12/29/2009

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That would be your child finding a little comfy spot for his feet. Get down on all fours and let your belly hang, then straighten your back out then let it hang again. Do this a few times then stand up and he should be out of there.

Carman - posted on 12/30/2009

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I had that happen all the time until the baby dropped. It is the baby stretching their bodies out and usually pushing their feet up there.. Try pushing on the spot where it hurts, or if you can lay on the opposite side of where their pushing. My little guy always put his feet under my ribs on the right side so when I laid on my left side he would shift.

Brandi - posted on 12/29/2009

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I'll bet it's your baby kicking behind your ribs. It can hurt, but it's probably not preterm labor. I used to massage my tummy just at the top of my uterus and that would often move my little ones legs away from my ribcage. try that. If that doesn't work, reposition yourself. Stand up and move around or roll onto the other side for a minute and see if you can coax little baby to move. good luck. If, however, it persists or you start to feel pains at regular intervals or you have what feel more like menstrual cramps, definitely give the dr. a call. Never be afraid to ask the dr. if you have a concern. I promise they wont laugh at you if you're wrong and nobody will ridicule you for wanting to know. Good luck and congratulations

Janette - posted on 12/29/2009

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Well, of course it 'could be', but I doubt it. I'd say chug some water first, then decide. It could be little cramps, caused by dehydration or someone's toes. ;) let us know!!

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Under your rib cage...sounds like it could be a little someone digging their toes in;)

I'm no expert though. Maybe call the hospital and ask if they think you should come in if it doesn't let up. I doubt it's anything to worry about though.

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SHAKAHNIE - posted on 12/30/2009

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THATS MORE THAN LIKELY THE BABY DIGGING IN SAYING HEY MOM...FEEL ME LOL

Mattee - posted on 12/30/2009

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I would say no... Probably a hand or foot... Labor pains will be low in your abdomen or in your back.

Josephine - posted on 12/29/2009

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Its probaby gas or the baby pushing up there...they can also get arms and legs caught under your ribs and it painful

Chelsea - posted on 12/29/2009

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Definately the digging of the toes... my daughter did that and it hurt so bad!!!!! I tried rubbing that area and sometime she would move her foot or also I would lean to the opposite side to try and make a little more room... But don't worry it will be over soon!!! Good luck!!!

Tammy - posted on 12/29/2009

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hmmm....sounds to me like your baby is mule-kicking you in the ribs. (I'm not a dr. but I've given birth 3x - doesn't sound like labor). If you are really worried contact your OB or mid-wife.

Michelle - posted on 12/29/2009

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Yeah dont worry its just the lil one movin around, almost there! It gets pretty tight in there after a while! Just try shifting positions when it happens and good luck momma!

Amy - posted on 12/29/2009

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Under your rib cage could be different things but I would bet the baby is stretching their legs and pushing your lungs or ribs outta the way!! Your comfort is the last thing they are worried about!!!

Jennifer - posted on 12/29/2009

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I had that in my first Pregnancy but it wasn't preterm labor it was only my daughter sticking or feet in my bottom rib. When it happens try stretching out your torso & lifting your arms above your head. What it does is open your torso up so that the baby's foot should shift. If you are still concerned talk to your OB.

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yea try to shift baby around a bit .. i used to push down a little.. def felt like little feet or something digging in..

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