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Hi I am pregnant of 8.5 months. I can not sleep in night because of rib pain, whenever I try to sleep, it disturbs me. Why is this so? I m taking proteins, vitamin, iron, calcium and good diet still m finding problem in back and rib pain. Should I take painkiller?

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During this stage of pregnancy, this rib pain is caused by pressure from the top of your growing utwrus. Pain on the back is as your pelvis has expanded . As the baby will move more into pelvis u will get relief from it. Take little more rest than usual. Hope this helps u.
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No need to take medication for this issue. These are normal problems only. You can start some lamaze exercises and relaxation too. Everything will get fine once the baby is out. Only the back pain might continue after delivery. Consult any physiotherapist for back stretching and strengthening exercises after delivery. Else this might become a life long pain.
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