3 Solutions for Rib Pain During Pregnancy

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Support

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.

Flexibility

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. 

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3 Solutions for Rib Pain During Pregnancy

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  1. Maria says:

    I have been experiencing some rather uncomfortable rib pain as you ladies have. And while reading this article, I tried sitting up a little straighter and guess what it did the trick. So now I have to remind myself to sit up and stop slouching and after I’ve had a long day of being on my feet sit down and relax instead of trying to be a super mom. The chores can wait or my husband can do them.

  2. Grace says:

    his legs in my rib cage dont bother me but my lower back aches

  3. Ivonne says:

    The funny thing is when I was in the beginning stages of pregnancy, I was very healthy and fit, now I feel weak. I just hope I stay all belly.

  4. Stephanie says:

    I think I’m having a kick boxer lol

  5. Moyo says:

    I feel this rib pain so bad!

  6. Ami says:

    Some nights I cry myself to sleep because of my rib and back pain and I’m only in my second trimester!

  7. mommy nhoj says:

    My baby was so active the last 2 months and could really feel her move even if I am sleeping. My husband used to tell now, oh, she’s a creepy crawler (now walker), she’s been like that since in your tummy.

  8. Melissa says:

    Yeah my son kicked pretty good.

  9. When I was in my third trimester I found out about Smartway’s women’s urine funnel. It took so much stress and pressure off my back and knees, I LOVED it! Must buy for expecting mothers.

  10. Jennifer says:

    I will remind this when I reach my third trimester

  11. Mayra says:

    i’ve tried these things but they don’t seem to help some times

  12. Endy says:

    Gona try it thanks it gona be helpful for me 🙂

  13. Joana says:

    I havent had any pain yet but incase i do i’ll use some of these adviice

  14. Karleen says:

    I haven’t experience much kicking in the ribs with this pregnancy but I did with my first pregnancy. I already sleep with pillows, so I will try other techniques if I need to.

  15. Jennifer says:

    Thanks for the advise

  16. Timothy says:

    We are getting here so thanks for the advise..

  17. gfeld says:

    That is some of the pain which I am experiencing this pregnancy and did not have by the others. Boy is this uncomfortable!!

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