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Old 02-02-2011, 10:26 PM   #1
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Baby dropped, now what?

This is baby #4 for me so nothing new ( ; but none of my other kids dropped until labor. I am 36 weeks and last week this baby dropped completely into my pelvis. I have TONS of room under my rib cage. My midwife said just about the entire head is in there. Does this mean possibly early delivery or 4 weeks of pain? None of my other kids came early.

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Old 02-02-2011, 10:30 PM   #2
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Re: Baby dropped, now what?

DS dropped at 34 weeks and sent me into early/prodromal labor, which lasted a month. I wouldn't wish that on anyone, but at the same time, the horrible-ness of that month was better than having a preemie, I suppose! Or that's what I tell myself at my own pity party.

But you are getting close! 36 weeks!! Getting exciting!!!
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:02 AM   #3
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Re: Baby dropped, now what?

#1 dropped at 32 wks. Her head was pushing on the exit. She was born at 39 wks.
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Re: Baby dropped, now what?

Personally, my kids dropped and then it was still weeks of waiting. So, I don't think it necessarily means early labor, just that your body and baby are gearing up for it.
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Re: Baby dropped, now what?

Out of curiosity, I just went back and looked at my preggo pics. I was definitely dropped by about 34 weeks. My girl was born right on time, which was surprising for me because she is my first (so I was expecting to deliver in at least week 42!!). I don't think dropping means that you are near labor; I think it just means that baby is positioning itself to be ready, but it's still baking. Which means..... you get to waddle for several more weeks! HAVE FUN!
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Old 02-03-2011, 04:33 PM   #6
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This is so uncomfortable! I hope this baby comes out at 39 weeks!
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I hope you get some relief soon mama! my DD dropped at 35wks and didn't show up until 38.5
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This one seemed like it dropped a few weeks ago, it was *really* deep in there and I had plenty of space under my ribs... it popped back out though, to put its head on my hip and give me terrible heartburn
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