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2nd trimester rib pain Sody's party of six 6 kids; Lancaster, Ohio 10094 posts
10th Dec '08

I am 26 weeks pregnant and have been having horrid rib pain. My baby isnt getting up in them because he isnt big enough. When I have this rib pain, it makes me terrible nauseous. I have started spilling protein and I am waiting on the results of my 24 hr urine collection.



My question is......anyone else have this? Im not sure if it could be the mild signs of pre-eclampsia that I am having or if others are having the same thing.



Anyone? March mommies?

**Texan in Seattle** 2 kids; Washington 2681 posts
10th Dec '08

I had this too really bad in the beginning. I never really knew what it was but it made me take my bra off and throw it away while shopping at Walmart! Lol, thankfully I had a tank top with a shelf bra underneath my shirt. I think it's the hormones and such causing your rib cage to expand a bit to prepare itself for a big ole baby. I do know that mine stopped over a month ago, though. I literally called my husband once and told him it felt like I had broken a rib and I would be making him check me for bruises!

Tricia (Mama of 3) 3 kids; Oregon 1677 posts
10th Dec '08

Is your rib pain on one side or both? I have never heard of rib pain and pre eclampsia so I would just talk to your doctor.

Sody's party of six 6 kids; Lancaster, Ohio 10094 posts
10th Dec '08
Quoting aryn12205:
user banned 2 kids; United Kingdom 3029 posts
10th Dec '08
Quoting Mama of 3 babies:
**Texan in Seattle** 2 kids; Washington 2681 posts
10th Dec '08

Yea I've talked to a few people who had it as well before they were far enough in their pregnancy to have their LO in their ribs.

Sody's party of six 6 kids; Lancaster, Ohio 10094 posts
10th Dec '08
Quoting Mama of 3 babies:
Sody's party of six 6 kids; Lancaster, Ohio 10094 posts
10th Dec '08
Quoting kaya4:
B'sMom 1 child; Folsom, California 25 posts
10th Dec '08

With the spilling of protein, def. call your doctor and let him know.

Sody's party of six 6 kids; Lancaster, Ohio 10094 posts
10th Dec '08
Quoting aryn12205:
Sody's party of six 6 kids; Lancaster, Ohio 10094 posts
10th Dec '08
Quoting B'sMom:
Proud mommy to Jack! 1 child; San Antonio, Texas 1989 posts
10th Dec '08

What do you mean spilling protein?

Stage 5 Gleeker 1 child; Michigan 13963 posts
10th Dec '08

When I started getting high blood pressure, my doctor asked if I was having any rib pack. So I'm pretty sure they are connected. I'd call the doctor mama.

B'sMom 1 child; Folsom, California 25 posts
10th Dec '08

When they check your urine at the doctor's office they are looking for various things like protein and glucose.

Sody's party of six 6 kids; Lancaster, Ohio 10094 posts
10th Dec '08
Quoting Courtssss: