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    Default Has baby dropped??

    Morning everyone!!

    I'm 30 weeks with my first and am wondering if anyone has advice on how you can tell if your baby has 'dropped'? Isn't it too early for this to happen?

    When I compare photos from yesterday to a couple of weeks ago I definitely think I look lower. I'm noticing movement a lot further down now, almost never up under my ribs like it used to be and the top of my tummy also feels softer and more squishy and not as hard if that makes sense! I also feel a lot more pressure and aches in my pelvic area and lower back, but was thinking this could also be attributed to ligaments stretching and moving etc?

    My next ob appt is 05/03 so I'll obviously talk to him then but was wondering if anyone had any experiences to share of what it felt like when their bub dropped? And does it necessarily mean you will go into labour early if you drop early?

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    I'm no expert but I have been having weekly Ob visits from abot 29 weeks (now 36) and each time the baby is in a different spot - high, low, breech, diagonal, head down ... So don't worry too much and take it easy

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    I am 30wks also and have quite often thought bub was low, feeling alot of movement in my pelvic area, then it will stretch or roll and I will feel it under my ribs or worse, my bladder!!

    I dont think it's anything to worry about re early labour.

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    My DD dropped really early and still had to be gently coaxed out 11 days past her due date!

    I'm now 35 weeks and bub is still up really high which is making me short of breath and very uncomfortable, I hope she drops soon!

    'They' do say that the first bub will usually drop earlier than subsequent pregnancies due to Mums tummy muscles being much tighter. When bub drops isn't much of an indicator as to when labour will start though

    Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy!

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    Thanks for the replies everyone

    Will try to stop thinking about it haha!


 

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