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Old 05-04-2013, 08:56 AM   #1
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2nd babies dont drop??

I am 39 weeks pregnant with my 2nd baby who is still very high up (-2 station). The midwife assures me that second & subsequent babies don't drop weeks before like the first one does.

Have you all experienced that?

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Old 05-04-2013, 09:23 AM   #2
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Re: 2nd babies dont drop??

I've been told that as well (by my midwives and yoga teacher). They can, but sometimes it doesn't happen until the onset of labor. I'm 38 1/2 weeks and he's starting to engage.
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I have been told that some babies drop while others don't. And that it doesn't really mean anything one way or the other. My DS (baby #1) was still at a -2 station while I was in labor at the hospital. He didn't fully engage and drop until I was a couple hours from delivery. He was also posterior until a couple hours before I delivered him too, though.

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Mine dropped a little over a week before delivery, then went back up the day before, by the time I started pushing he was at +1 though. He almost literally fell out.
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Re: 2nd babies dont drop??

My second was low the entire pregnancy, he never dropped because he literally had no lower to go!

My 3rd didn't engage until I was in active labor, and didn't turn from posterior until minutes before she was born.

My 4th is still floating around in there at 34 weeks, I usually deliver around 37 weeks and don't really expect baby to engage until I am in labor.
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Re: 2nd babies dont drop??

I was a -1 on the day of my induction(39w) with my first.

I was a -3 on the day of my induction (40w) with my second. She was at a -2 when I started pushing. She was also rotating as I pushed her out.
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My second was low the entire pregnancy, he never dropped because he literally had no lower to go!

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This is my experience for my youngest two; they were very low the whole time.
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I dropped around the last month, very uncomfortable.
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Re: 2nd babies dont drop??

my first never dropped and I was induced at 9 days over when he was still pretty high up!

my 2nd definitely dropped! started measuring different at 36-37 weeks or so. She came 2 days 'late' on her own
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Re: 2nd babies dont drop??

I don't know when my 1st dropped but this baby definitely dropped on Monday and I still have 4 weeks to go. It's great cos I can bend and eat and my back pain in gone. I hope it means he's coming sooner rather than later. I wouldn't worry though. Every pregnancy is different. Baby will drop eventually.
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