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36 wks - my bump feels different today and feels smaller, should I worry?

(5 Posts)
perrinelli Thu 02-Jun-11 18:50:51

Wondered if anyone else had experienced this - my bump just feels more compact today, I've been feeling huge and stretched to the limit but it's different today and I can sort of breath it in more. It's baby no. 2 and she did move quite a bit around lunchtime. Does anyone know if amniotic fluid can reduce without leaking out? Do you think it could just be the baby 'dropping'?

supadupapupascupa Thu 02-Jun-11 18:53:25

could be babies head has engaged and all nestled into your pelvis ready for birth. Gives you loads more room smile

Boosaphena Thu 02-Jun-11 18:54:32

It could be baby dropping - i remember that feeling where i could suddenly breath, and eat - was a treat until i realised i couldnt comfortably shut my legs!!!

MotherPanda Thu 02-Jun-11 18:55:01

yep - sounds like your babies engaged smile, and yes the amount of amniotic fluid does reduce in late pregnancy as well. i think it just gets absorbed into your body - it certainly doesn't leak.

perrinelli Thu 02-Jun-11 18:56:15

It's weird though as I also feel less pressure on my pelvis and bum (sorry if tmi) than the last few days. I suppose it's probably ok as long as she's moved like normal but it's very bizarre.

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