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Visible movement near my rib cage!? KnittyBump 1 child; New York 79 posts
8th Jan '13

Hey ladies,



So I'm 17 weeks pregnant and all morning on and off I've been feeling this thumping that reminds me of a muscle spasm just below my left rib cage. It started up again just now and when I lifted up my shirt to take a look you could actually SEE a part of my torso twitching! (Needless to say you can feel it too.)
I know that this is WAY too far up on my body for it to be the baby, so any thoughts as to what this could be? Some sort of muscle spasm that the baby is causing? Has anyone else had weird movement in places like this before?

r a b b i t ™ 1 child; Wildcat stuck in the Cards-nation, KY, United States 27518 posts
8th Jan '13

Muscle spasm, gas or organs shifting.

SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7869 posts
8th Jan '13

I had something similar. It was my heartbeat.

KnittyBump 1 child; New York 79 posts
8th Jan '13

Yeah I was thinking muscle spasm all though it does seem to be in sync with my heart.



Weird :shock: I look like I have a butterfly trapped under my skin haha



I'll just have to add it to the list of strange things I never thought pregnancy would cause.

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
8th Jan '13

My daughter caused all sorts of weird muscle spasms. I actually had visible "movements" in my back. Obviously that's wouldnt be baby, it's just muscle spasms. This baby has caused a few of them in my butt, lol, that's certainly not baby.

KnittyBump 1 child; New York 79 posts
8th Jan '13
Quoting MommaSav2:" My daughter caused all sorts of weird muscle spasms. I actually had visible "movements" in my back. Obviously ... [snip!] ... that's wouldnt be baby, it's just muscle spasms. This baby has caused a few of them in my butt, lol, that's certainly not baby."


Wow! That must be quite the sensation :wink:

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
8th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting KnittyBump:</b>" Wow! That must be quite the sensation :wink:"</blockquote>



The ones in my butt are from the sciatic pain. No fun. But the ones in my back from my last pregnancy my husband thought were so interesting. Lol

Book_Worm Due July 1; Georgia 14 posts
8th Jan '13

It sounds like a muscle twitch, I would get them even before I was pregnant. But it does look and feel like a butterfly under your skin. I would get them on my arms and legs.



It is usually caused by stress or lack of a certain vitamin. Pretty harmless though