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    Default Sharp 'stabbing' tummy pains at 16-17 weeks?

    I had a doctor appointment this morning and everything is fine (no blood tests just a general checkup type visit and for an ultrasound referral)
    I'm 17 weeks pretty much tomorrow... she used her little hand held doppler and got a heartbeat and she says bub is very healthy.
    But since we left I've had killer tummy pains all day and they haven't ceased.
    It's my first bub... They're not in my lower belly they start at my ribs, at the bottom (for the last few days actually the bottoms of my ribs have been getting sore and tense kind of) but it's pretty bad, from my ribs to above my belly button. I don't think it's gas lol it's similar but worse, and I'm pretty darn sure it's just stretching growing pains right? I'd just like it to be confirmed that it is just growing pains or has anyone else had similar?? LoL such a worry-wart It's not crampy or anything it's just been consistently painful.
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    Hi, congrats on your pregnancy!It sounds like it could be round liagment pains... I had them when I was about 16 weeks pregnant. I'm now 28weeks and have been getting very sore ribs on one my right side only to the point where it feels bruised when touched even lightly... Baby is sitting more on that side and doc thinks that that is why I have the pains etc there...Do you feel bubz yet?Try and rest, and put your feet up whenever you can. Don't do too much. If it gets worse get checked out or if you are really concerned call tour gp/midwife etc.Good luck! Hope that helped a little...

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    I had the exact same at about 20 weeks and was told it was ligament pain, found that a heat pack and sometimes at night panadeine ( which is fine to take) was a help went in about 3 days. But was very painful

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    It really did thanks I have felt movement once last week and I think I felt something small just before, but we did hear a heartbeat today so that's reassuring bub likes the left of my tummy, that's where I felt the first movement and that's where we found the heartbeat today, must be comfy there.
    It's good to know for you it started at 16 weeks too. Not good that you were in pain though of course
    Thankyou heaps. And congratulations on your pregnancy also!!

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    Thanks babyw, I might invest in a heat pack tomorrow. My DP's mumzy got a few the other day and they have lavender in them so they smell pretty too ha...

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    No worries! Try to take it easy and if it gets any worse at all id get checked out just to be safe... That's what I ended up doing and everything was fine. My gp just said to take it east and make sure I get plenty of rest and to do light excerise... She suggested swimming for me... But check with your gp first as everyone is different! Obviously if you start spotting or bleeding or the cramps get worse then don't hesitate to go to emergency etc! I'm sure it will just be ligaments though... My doc said it is very common! Never had it with my first child... But this pregnancy has been so different!!!!

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    Yeah will certainly take it easy. There's a pool about 5 minutes from my place but I'll double check with the doctor cause it's heated. It seems so have finally subsided but I doubt for very long. Fingers crossed though!! So glad it's very common!! My doctor told me to expect back pain and the lot of it so yeah


 

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