(Closed) Due date in a week and the baby hasn’t dropped–normal?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Most of the first borns I know over the last few years were born a couple weeks after due date, if that helps! Best of luck!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

My water broke at 38 weeks and he hadn’t yet dropped at that point. I was about 3 cm dilated and with pitocin my labor progressed pretty quickly and with no problems. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Dropping won’t truly predict labor anyway, so I wouldn’t use his not having dropped as an indication that he’ll be late. My SIL’s 1st baby didn’t drop until she was 2 days from labor (baby born 1 day late). 

My son dropped at 35 wks and was born ON his due date. I was also 2cm dilated at 37 weeks…My OB was convinced I’d go early (around 37 weeks), I didn’t.  BUT your OB isn’t really wrong either 🙂 I was told that most 1st time moms do go “late”… 

Post # 6
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Totally normal!  Some babies don’t drop at all.  I don’t think I dropped with either of mine.  Most first time moms deliver after their due date, but I know some that delivered early.  I was only in labor for 3 hours total with my first, but 5 with the second.  Babies work on their own time!  Congrats and good luck!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Honestly, I have no idea when or even if Addie dropped.  I carried her kinda low throughout the whole pregnancy, so I don’t think there was ever a moment when I thought, “Hey, she dropped!”  She just came out when she was ready.  🙂

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

I never dropped until my water broke.  MB was born four days early!  🙂

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