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#1 KBCB

Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:37 PM

I'm not sure this is the right place to post but here it goes.
My baby (Ginger) is 31 weeks, and has been living in my rib area for the last two weeks. He is currently horizental positioned as an upward U (head is on the right).
I try to push him down gently, and he does go down but only for 5-10 minutes before he comes back up, sometimes even higher than he was before. I have noticed that there is no longer any definition between my breasts and baby bump when I sit down although I am trying to have good posture at all times especially at work.
My ribs are quite sore and sometimes are red. I've loosen my bra and taken out my underwire, as he has sometimes moves it which is uncomfortable for me to experience.
He has never really sat lower than my belly button, except before 20 weeks.
Is this normal??? I'm not sure I can take being so uncomfortable all the time, I now have to have a pillow on my back every time I sit down, and with 9 weeks to go I know it's only going to get worse. sad.gif

#2 bebe12

Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:46 PM

Sorry to hear your story.  

I had the same experience with my DS (5mth). He stayed in this position and as he was a large bub (dating scan) i ended up with c/s at 38+6 as he had not moved and we knew he was big (4.2kg)

The funniest thing about him being so high was that we could see him roll over and kick really well.  It hurt like crazy at times and sleep was hard, but he was healthy and i was so glad to be able to breath easily once he was out that i didn't have much pain after c/s because i was so use to it before hand.

I do hope your bub turns and becomes engaged soon.

#3 Bluenomi

Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:58 PM

DD was the same, she loved shoving her bum under my ribcage. I'd wake up in the morning and couldn't breathe since she was squashing my lungs. She'd drop a bit durig the day but not much. Alas she stayed there until birth, she never engaged either. I took a cushion to work for my back it was so hard to sit without one.

On the plus side my bladder wasn't squashed  wink.gif

#4 froglett

Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:59 PM

I was the same with ds! Short torso, squished baby = sore ribs! And it bloody hurts too.
There is nothing you can do about it, but I did find though that around 34-36 weeks it got easier when ds dropped and engaged. The last 6 weeks were easier than up till that point, so hopefully it'll be the same for you original.gif

#5 merleauponty

Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:59 PM

Me too: my baby had her head stuck in my (very sore) ribs. Like PP I also have a short torso - I hadn't made the connection before, thought it was a breech thing. It was hard to breathe towards the end; I so wished I'd started mat leave earlier for this reason. I worked til 36 weeks and at the end was seeing spots and trying not to pass out on my short walk to the bus stop. The only cure was birth (c/s for breech).  I feel your (rib) pain - and wish you the best for bub to move lower and head-down!

#6 Satay Chicken

Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:21 PM

My little guy likes being up at my ribs too, he's been there over a week now and I'm finding it very uncomfortable, especially sitting all day at a desk.
This is my first so good to know its normal.... all the best though OP, I hope you feel more comfortable soon!  happy.gif




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