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    Default 2nd baby, hasn't dropped yet

    Hi just wondering if you guys found your baby dropped much later in your second pregnancy? I am 32 weeks and dont feel the pressure in my pelvis like i was feeling last time. I go to the toilet when i go to bed at about 930 and can make it through to 5-6am before I need to go again. Last time I was going 5 times in the night. The last 2 times I've seen my doctor the baby was lying sideways where as last time he was head down. Not sure if that changes things.

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    Babies defeniatly descend much later in subsequent pregnancies, I had caesarians but with my 2nd and 3rd pregnancy I didn't ever "drop" and they were born at 39 and 38 weeks. I wouldn't worry, they can drop down even in labour.

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    Default 2nd baby, hasn't dropped yet

    Lol my son did not engage until my waters broke (my second bub)
    I even went up to the hospital in tears the night before he was born (5 days overdue) begging for a sweep and they refused because he wasn't in my pelvis far enough.
    I was told by the doctor that consecutive babies tend to drop with just before labour or while you are in labour

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    Default 2nd baby, hasn't dropped yet

    Well I am really hoping for this baby to come a couple of weeks early like my last one did so I hope this isn't a sign that I'm going to be overdue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiny2011 View Post
    Well I am really hoping for this baby to come a couple of weeks early like my last one did so I hope this isn't a sign that I'm going to be overdue.
    Just curious as to why you want bub to come a couple of weeks early?

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    Default 2nd baby, hasn't dropped yet

    I have heaps of back pain and it's been really hard lifting my 18 month old in/out his cot, highchair, car etc. i am only 5ft and really struggled last time because DS was a big baby, the last month or 2 of that pregnancy were a nightmare. Lucky he came early, would hate to imagine otherwise. Also DH is a teacher so he doesn't get annual leave at chosen times so a couple of weeks early would maximise how long he would be home with the 3 of us before school goes back in January.
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    Default 2nd baby, hasn't dropped yet

    I'm 35 weeks and she hasn't dropped. I honestly think it has nothing to do with when your labour will start.

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    Default 2nd baby, hasn't dropped yet

    My second baby didn't drop until I was in labour. The day before I had her the midwife could still pop her head out of my pelvis. It's common for second and later babies to not drop until labour.

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    My first dropped a few days before hand, 2nd was about 2 days before hand, this one has not dropped yet and 1 day late already

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    Default Re: 2nd baby, hasn't dropped yet

    First never dropped, I was induced with unengaged bub, second dropped day of labor and was overdue 10 days, third never dropped, I had cs at 39 weeks.
    Every woman and every bub is different, also your still really early to worry. Bub could still be doing somersalts!


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