It is very uncomfortabe to sit in a chair or in my car due to this. The only time when it feels better is when I stand up. Can my baby really be shoving something under there? This sounds really silly, but I'm worried the little hand or foot may be hurting or even become deformed unless she moves it.
I've tried to gently rub the spot to get her to move, but to no avail. Am I freaking out for no reason, or should I call my doctor?
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Oh I forgot there are other organs in there that need extra room! That's probably what it is. Her movement and kicking are normally lower than where this discomfort is located.
But yes, had to chime in. Sitting, unless I am leaning back and able to stretch my ribcage and stomach out completely sucks. If I sit normally or slouch forward at all (like now, typing this from the couch on my laptop, heh) it is pretty uncomfortable. Right now is actually ok, last night? Ugh, it was not only painful, but it also nearly made me sick to sit like that, cause I think my stomach was also getting too much pressure. I had to sleep on the couch in a more sitting position cause I was afraid of puking! (I actually had the night before, woke up due to the kicking and pressure against my stomach and ribs and threw up all over my sheet. UGH.)
Good luck - I hope the pain goes away.
For the past week, though, I haven't had it as much in the ribs as right below the sternum. It's more of a burning sensation now, too, unless I try to shift positions or get up too fast when it feels like something similar to a gas bubble pops. I also just found out that my son has flipped so that he is head down now. I think he's trying to stretch out but is discovering too quickly that his daddy picked a short mommy.
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I see a nurse weekly, and pain in that area is something she asks about on her checklist. Who knows what they can actually do about it, but fingers x'd you get more comfortable soon!
The other thing it might be is heartburn. This pg I am having a strong buring sensation in my lower rib cage, but none of the sharp jabbing pains I had last pg. My doc says it is heartburn.
Regardless, with DD I never did determine the definite source of the pain. But for a good solid year after her birth (or more) I could still feel numbness in that area.
I had this same sensation and it turned out to be walking pnemonia. Fluids had filled up by entire right lung which is why the bottom of my rib was so uncomfortable...
Just a thought. But if you're sure it's baby (feeling movement in that spot, etc.) then I wouldn't worry I highly doubt it would "deform" the hand or foot. Relax!
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My OB thought it was my gallbladder/gallstones as well. I had an u/s done after the baby was born and there were no stones. Never did find out what it was but thankfully it dissapeared after I had the baby. It hasn't come back this time either.
hope it gets better for you..I remember how much it can hurt.