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36 weeks and my ribs are killing me

so i HAVE dropped
and have been able to breath better
well all day i have been having contractions
and before during and after the contractions my ribs hurt so bad
it makes it to where i cant breath
i have a doc appt tomorrow and im gonna bring it up them and i was wondering if it is normal????

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19bubbles91

Asked by 19bubbles91 at 7:21 PM on Jan. 27, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Drink some water it helps slow down the Contractions. Contractions come on sometimes if you don't drink enough fluids.
    As far as the ribs yeah its normal some people.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:04 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • im 35 wks second pregnancy and every time i have braxton hicks my ribs hurt and it feels like an elephant is sitting on my chest my doc said that that could be because a number of things and alot of people have that i guess it just depends on the person but like the other person said drink some extra water every day and it should help
    bugbug07

    Answer by bugbug07 at 8:08 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • My ribs ache something horrible, but that's b/c the baby keeps pushing on my ribs (always on the right side). She's been doing it for at least a month, and while she used to only do it in the evening, now she does it all day long. I've got 4 weeks to go, and honestly I'm not sure my ribs can take it.
    Soccer_Mama

    Answer by Soccer_Mama at 9:05 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

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