Rib pain is most likely to occur at 20-40 weeks.Ribs need to flare to accommodate the increasing size of your abdomen.
Stiffness in the mid back or a history of long periods of sitting can prevent this from happening, leading to rib pain.
Pain can also be due to inflammation of the softer rib tissue; costo-chondritis.
Ice applied three times a day may help alleviate or lessen your pain.
Stretch ribs as shown to the right to help ribs flare and alleviate pain.
KEY TIP: Treatment to the mid back, ribs and diaphragm often helps to ease rib pain.