3 Solutions for Rib Pain During Pregnancy
Hand-in-hand with posture is support. A well-fitting bra was essential for me. (Underwires can dig; so if you can go sans underwire, I totally recommend doing so!) A well-supporting bra made it extremely easier to have better posture, and it also took some of the pressure off of my ribs. Make sure you continue to provide your body with support in bed at night. Use pillows! If you have a body pillow, that will work well too.
There is some dual meaning here as well. Make sure you stretch and stay flexible, keeping your muscles loose and limber. But, also be flexible with your activities. If you’ve been on your feet all day, don’t go crazy cleaning the house that night. Take this opportunity to relax and put your feet up, you’ve got the perfect excuse! (Who knows how often you’ll get that chance once baby comes!)
If you really get uncomfortable and none of these tips seem to help, be sure to contact your doctor. He or she may want to check you out, just to make sure the pain isn’t coming from some other source. And remember, this too shall pass! Then, you'll go from having rib pain to chasing around a little pain in the butt! Don't worry, it’s all worth it.