(Closed) Belly dropping

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I carried fairly high and it was hugely obvious when she dropped.  It was on NYE and was very sudden.  I didn’t realize what it was until the next day, though–just that I felt completely different.  She was born one day prior to her due date on Jan 24 (first baby).

Post # 4
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536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

I’m due in two weeks and while the baby has been head down since 32w, and people have remarked that it looks like I’m “carrying low,” he still hasn’t actually “dropped” yet. Drives me nuts- I am ready to get this show on the road!

I have been reading up on it and it sounds like there are folks whose babies don’t drop till right before, or even during, labor.

At our 32w ultrasound, the tech said that once they are head down, they tend to stay that way. It’s possible they can switch, but she said it’s super unlikely.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’ll be 38 weeks tomorrow and I feel like mine has been more of a slow drop over a few weeks. He’s been head down since around 32 weeks and I can feel him moving around a lot lower than he used to, but I’m not sure I really notice a difference in the way my belly looks.

I will say that my doula said that she dropped “early” around 33 or 34 weeks and the women in her office would comment, “oh, you’re going to have that baby any day now!” and she didn’t end up having her son until 40 weeks.

Post # 6
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5153 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@lozza I hear ya! I’m due in 3 weeks and although she is head down and has been for weeks she hasn’t dropped at all! I think it will be VERY obvious when and if she does since I’m carrying her very high

Post # 8
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5398 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m due in exactly 3 weeks and while he is head down, I don’t feel that he’s dropped even though some of those around me keeps saying it looks like it.

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