Pressure in ribs

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Registered: 05-19-2007
Pressure in ribs
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Sun, 05-18-2008 - 10:27am

Hi there,


I am officially on the 28th week, and I don't know if that puts me in the third trimester, but I think so.


I was wondering if anyone else felt this incredible pressure around the rib cage? I think it means the babies are growing and it's a good thing, and my dr. just keeps saying "it's normal", but sometimes the pain is almost unbearable. I'm so uncomfortable in almost any position, and I know I still have a long way to go.


Did anyone else experience this "growing pain"? Does your body eventually adjust - making it hurt a little less?


Thanks..


Tali

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Registered: 01-28-2008
In reply to: tali06
Tue, 05-27-2008 - 8:45pm

hey there!

Lilypie Expecting a baby Ticker
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In reply to: tali06
Tue, 05-27-2008 - 8:50pm

Hi!


I think it might be the same pain - although I'm not sure exactly where you feel it vs. where I do?


My dr. said that it's the rib cage expanding and making room for the expanding uterus. She was not concerned, and actually, I've been mentioning it at almost every appointment. And, she's usually the type to be overly cautious rather than laid back.


So try not to worry. Maybe your doctor is being cautious, as well. One thing I can say is that this pain seems to come and go as my body adjusts - and then when there's another baby growth spurt and the ribs are expanding again - it hurts for a while, then adjusts. Is that the same thing you're experiencing?


Probably good to have an ultrasound anyway. Please do not worry, though.

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Registered: 01-28-2008
In reply to: tali06
Tue, 05-27-2008 - 9:01pm

My pain is only on my right side, just below my breast.

Lilypie Expecting a baby Ticker
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In reply to: tali06
Wed, 05-28-2008 - 8:14am

I wish you the best of luck on Thursday morning!!

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In reply to: tali06
Thu, 05-29-2008 - 8:03pm

Thanks again.

Lilypie Expecting a baby Ticker
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In reply to: tali06
Thu, 05-29-2008 - 8:19pm

Oh that is great news!! I know you'll welcome the growing pains! :) You must be very, very relieved.


I seem to have this new problem of my blood pressure creeping up. Apparently it's normal for that to happen with twins but the doctors get concerned about preeclampsia. So now I have to go through all these blood & urine tests and non-stress tests to measure the babies' heart beats... it's kind of overwhelming. But I'll get through this one too...