It's different for everyone. They say a first baby gets their head engaged, and therefore "drops" a few weeks before labour starts, so many women approaching their EDDs will think their baby hasn't dropped, so they will go overdue. That's nonsense. It's true that most first babies get their heads engaged sooner, but it's not impossible for it to happen later. My first baby got her head engaged at about 39 weeks, and she was born at 39+2. Even the midwives were sure I would go overdue, but I was early
It depends, i think my babys head is starting to engage, her feet are around my belly button now, and i have no pain under my ribs which i had before where everything was squished and im feeling some pressure below, i'm being examined and having a scan tomorrow to see whats going on because its though that maybe baby will be early anyways.
I dont think there is a set sorta time when baby should engage x
Statistically, the baby only drops pre-labor in first time mom's. Generally with 2 +, the baby drops during labor.
Even with first time moms, the baby can drop a month in advance, or during labor. My baby has been slowly dropping over the last couple of weeks. There have been (3) distinct movements down. The first was around Christmas and it was awesome to be able to walk the stairs again without losing my breath. The last one was yesterday. Who knows how long or short it will be until delivery!
I asked the OB about this and she said the dropping is no indication of how soon labour will arrive and that every woman is different and alot drop at the last minuete. She also said this about the mucus plug in that it is no indication of how soon labout will come etc.
Im 38 weeks and pregnant with my second. She isnt engaged. Shes high in my pelvis,and it stinks when i go to the OB and they have to feel her head,ouch. But im told she should drop when or before i go into labor and they arnt concerned because its my second baby. However i am scared. I read online that if she hasnt dropped and i go overdue and get induced,its an 80% chance theyll do a c section.
I'm 35+3 and she's still killing my ribs. I don't feel like she's dropped at all - midwife said it usually happens around 36 weeks or after. I wish she would hurry up because I just want my poor ribs to have some relief from the pain - it's constant
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