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Pregnancy rib pain

Rib pain during pregnancy can be felt as extreme soreness and tenderness of the ribs, usually on the right side, just below the breasts.

Rib pain
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Rib pain during pregnancy can be felt as extreme soreness and tenderness of the ribs, usually on the right side, just below the breasts. The pain may be worse when you sit down and it tends to happen mainly during the third trimester.

It's caused by compression of the ribs as your womb rises in your abdomen. Also, your baby can bruise your lower ribs with his head, or by excessive punching and kicking.

Wear clothes that don't compress your ribs. Improve your posture. Prop yourself up on cushions when you lie down. The pain stops when the baby's head drops into the pelvic cavity before birth.

Posted 04.05.2011

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