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    Default How longer before the birth did your baby 'drop down'?

    So I'm a little concerned. I'm 35 weeks today with my first pregnancy and all through the pregnancy I have been carrying really high. Over the last couple of days my bump is lower, my mum even commented on it. I can also breath easier. No braxton hicks felt though and I haven't got that bowling ball between the legs feeling that some women talk about.

    I had a scan yesterday but the sonographer didn't seem to think the head had engaged, but she also wasn't really comfortable with answering questions.

    I still have one week left of work and I'm worried this is too early if it has 'dropped down' (although I don't even really know what that means TBH).

    What are other people's experiences? Does this sound normal?

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    Sounds pretty normal to me, my belly dropped around that time and my babe was 2/5 engaged from 34 weeks. Was still only 2/5 when I went into labour on my due date! Some people don't drop at all until labour, some are low from early on. Don't think it really means much

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    I never actually felt like I dropped!

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    Never. 6 days overdue and I was still getting comments on how high I was carrying :/

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    DS dropped at 36 weeks, I was out at dinner and I managed to eat three courses! He was born two weeks later.

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    In my first pregnancy my son dropped at 36weeks and was fully engaged at 38weeks. He didn't come till 40+1.

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    DS dropped about 3 weeks before he was born

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    My first dropped early at about 32 weeks.

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    She was only 2 days early in the end.

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    Just saw my typo in the title here, baby causing a malfunction in my brain. Sorry about that.

    Thanks for your replies. From the sounds of things it doesn't necessarily mean labour is imminent. I hope not because I just want to get rid of work and concentrate on what's important before he comes! I'm sure Murphy's Law states that the more you stress about a baby coming early, the more likely it is that it will come late


 

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