Rib Pain in Third Trimester

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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I was wondering if it is normal to have pain in your side. I will be 30 weeks on Wednesday, November 19th and over the weekend and even today I have been having pain in my right ribs. It's so bad I can't even sleep on that side.

What's wrong with me?

ANSWER

There are several possibilities, but if it is keeping you awake, you should inform your provider of that fact. It may just be the position of the baby, in which case it is VERY annoying, but not dangerous, however, there are some rare things that might need medical attention, so you should be checked out just to be sure.

--Cynthia, CNM

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