i have started suffering from what i believe to be rib pains on the right hand side (an ache in the ribcage area both in the front and back) in the last week or so. i am quite short and have a short torso, so i got a bump early on, hence it only makes sense to me it's getting a little cramped in there - but it's really uncomfortable. it is worst when i sit upright (i.e. at work) as i suppose this "squashes" things even more, but it goes away when i stand up. then 5 mins after i sit down again the ache returns. do you think this is what it is? or could there be another reason for these aches? do you have any suggestions for how to ease these aches? it is making it hard for me to do my job properly, as i have to sit down in front of my pc 90% of the time, and the aching stops me from being able to concentrate on work at all. i was planning on working until 2 weeks before my due date, but another 10 weeks like this doesn't seem feasible unless there are any ways of easing the aches. would a "belly bra" be of any help do you think? or are there any other support garments specifically designed to ease rib pains? help laydees, this is driving me nuts!