Lightening?

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  1. avacadomom

    avacadomom Member

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    Dear all,

    I am 38 weeks and still haven't felt the so-called "lightening". Is this normal? I went to a class and they told me that it should happen around 36 weeks! What does lightening feel like? I don't know if my baby has already dropped without me knowing it.....
     
  2. cosmotbear

    cosmotbear Expecting number 2 :-)

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    I've not felt anything but I read that not all women realise when its happened. Depends how you carry in the first place......
     
  3. alio

    alio Well-Known Member

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    Well I'm overdue and I can't honestly say I've noticed the 'lightening' that everyone talks about. I wouldn;t worry. xx
     
  4. cuddles314

    cuddles314 Proud Mummy to Bobby

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    I've not even heard of this "lightening"! lol What exactly is it?
    xx
     
  5. XKatX

    XKatX Well-Known Member

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    Glad it's not just me!! What is it?
     
  6. Blob

    Blob Sarah :)

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    Is it not just meaning the baby dropping and that you can now breath etc :shrug: if that is what is meant then i've also heard that lots of people dont notice!
     
  7. Trish

    Trish Marley's mom

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    I never felt it. I just one day noticed my tummy was low and I could make it up the stairs without being totally winded.
     
  8. ryder

    ryder Mum to Jasmine & Peyton

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    lol they should call it getting heavier... I never had any trouble breathing before, although I used to have heartburn and dont now, but the baby has dropped down a bit the last week or so, and it feels like a watermelon is sitting on your pelvis, cervix and bladder.
     

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