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laurabelle1317 01-23-2006 08:00 PM

Dropping already at 30wks???
I'm 30 wks and I can feel my baby move and hiccup way down low - (TMI) like in the pubic hair area. That seems really low! Is he dropping already? He was definitely higher up just last week, but on Friday he definitely made a huge change in position. Now I am not really sure what position he is in or where he is. Its hard to feel most of him. Anyhow, babies don't drop until, like 34-36 wks, right? Could he already be starting to drop?

Thanks for your help!

LovinArmyWife05 01-23-2006 08:20 PM

Re: Dropping already at 30wks???
Yes it is possible that he has already dropped, it doesn't mean that you are going into labor though. I found this out today because I myself am having the same situation with my son. I have actually been carrying him very low and it's possible for them to drop and be dropped for awhile. It just depends on how your pelvic is. If it widens enough for his head to fit through he will sit like that till you are ready to go into labor. I've heard it's very uncomfortable and am starting to experience the uncomfort already.

laurabelle1317 01-23-2006 09:33 PM

Re: Dropping already at 30wks???
I don't feel anything uncomfortable yet. Of course, he is still only about 3 pounds. I have been carrying him really low through the whole pregnancy and I can tell he is positioned lower. It doesn't "look" like he has dropped though. I compared my belly pictures and I don't look any lower. Although, he is still pretty small so maybe that is why I wouldn't look lower? He changed positions a great deal on Friday, and then I felt a lot of stretching sensations way down low, and now I am feeling him move way way down low.

How did you find out that your son has already dropped? Did your Dr tell you? I don't see my midwife again for another week and a half. I saw her on Friday but of course he didn't change position until after the appointment. But I have a 3D/4D u/s on Wednesday so I should be able to see how he is positioned then. Of course if he has dropped then the u/s will probably be a bust-but this is just a free follow up 3D/4D since his position wasn't totally ideal last week for it, but we still got some good pics. I will be glad to know how he is positioned come Wednesday!

debating 01-23-2006 09:39 PM

Re: Dropping already at 30wks???
I've been carrying low from the begining, and have been uncomfortable in the pelvis area for a few weeks now, and I'm 31 weeks. My pubic actually feels bruised (like I've been kicked) and standing up from a sitting position hurts as the weight is shifted back into that area. And my bladder?... OI! Very uncomfortable.

I had an appointment last week and there was no mention of "dropping"... just her sitting low. Keep in mind that if his head is facing down more pressure will be put down there then if it's his butt. If he just changed positions you'll feel it, and our girl has been head down since day one, hence the reason I've been so sore.

LovinArmyWife05 01-23-2006 10:11 PM

Re: Dropping already at 30wks???
The only way they will be able to tell on the ultrasound if he has dropped is if they cant find his head. I know that sounds horrible, but that was the only reason I know that my son had dropped. Otherwise the doctors really cant tell you I dont believe that the baby has dropped. It's hard to say because all docs are different. I hope this helps a bit.

laurabelle1317 01-24-2006 09:21 AM

Re: Dropping already at 30wks???
Anyone else have anything to add?

rounsy222 01-24-2006 09:59 AM

Re: Dropping already at 30wks???
What exactly does it mean when they have dropped. My son is head down and he moves and Its also by my pubic hair. I can have my hand there and feel his head. Im 28 weeks isnt that really early?

LovinArmyWife05 01-24-2006 10:23 AM

Re: Dropping already at 30wks???

the head can drop at any time. It's weird I have actually looked into it and asked a couple doctors. It normally just means that your pelvic bone has opend enough for his head to drop down. It doesn't mean you are going to go into labor. It's all confusing. I know because my son's head is also dropped and has been for almost a month now.

Sallyz 01-24-2006 10:27 AM

Re: Dropping already at 30wks???
If it's like ArmyWife said, you know, that you know the baby dropped when the doc can't see it on the ultrasound because it's so low--I can tell you that this baby was down too low for him to take a head measurement from about 29 until 34 weeks (I had weekly ultrasounds due to p-term labor at 26 weeks) and now I'm starting my 36th week and he's moved back up a little. I didn't know they did that, but was happy I don't really have to worry about labor right now. I guess you never know what could happen though...
I still feel movement just at my pubic bone though, but not like before. When he was sitting really low, I felt like he was literally going to fall out--maybe that's how you know.

Mamasita_of_3 01-24-2006 03:06 PM

Re: Dropping already at 30wks???
My dd has been heads down for a few wks now but just this week you can tell my belly has dropped. I was carrying her kinda high but now my belly is lower. Im not sure if thats what you mean by dropping or the baby just in position.

weepyone 01-25-2006 12:59 PM

Re: Dropping already at 30wks???
my baby has been in position for almost 2 weeks head is down but whether he is actually engaged i don't know i am 31 weeks :)

laurabelle1317 01-25-2006 04:38 PM

Re: Dropping already at 30wks???
Well...I had a 3D/4D u/s today...and he has definitely not dropped. He used to be head he is butt down! He better change positions again soon so that he will be ready to drop!

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