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Old 02-19-2009, 07:14 AM   #1
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Baby Dropping?!?!

Im 36 weeks today, i went to the doctor & he said the baby hasnt dropped yet..Im measuring 37 weeks! Is this normal..? Im so uncomfortable..I feel lik I cant breath most days..Anyone know when they usually drop..? This is My 3rd baby but my youngest is 10 so I dont remember Much...

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Old 02-19-2009, 08:28 PM   #2
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Re: Baby Dropping?!?!

Try not to worry, it's normal. After your first baby, they usually don't drop into the pelvis until labor starts. This was the case for me as well--I just had my second little boy, and he didn't drop down until my water broke.

I totally sympathize with you being uncomfortable! The good news is that if your baby does drop before labor starts, your breathing will almost certainly get much easier.

The end is near for you, hang in there!!

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Old 02-20-2009, 06:28 AM   #3
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Thanks Whiskers For taking time to reply & Congrats on The Baby =)

Old 02-20-2009, 06:36 PM   #4
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Re: Baby Dropping?!?!

With my first I had her at 38 weeks and she hadn't dropped yet. With this one I dropped at about 37 weeks (and I've always measured a week or two ahead). I'm 38w6d today.

Most amazingly, a few days ago I had to go to the hospital for an NST because he wasn't moving very much. While I was there he moved from heads down facing left (after being dropped down) to TRANSVERSE! And then back to heads down, but facing right. I can't figure out how he managed that, especially since he's so big they can't even estimate a weight for him because the entire femur doesn't fit on the screen anymore. Talk about acrobatics!

But it was nice when he dropped since I could breathe easier... but the walking and standing got a little more difficult.

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