I am currently 39+4 and naturally watching for any signs. First baby, so a bit clueless and nervous.
MW said that baby was 1/5th palpable on Weds so I'm guessing he's dropped pretty far, though tbh I can't feel a massive difference except my breathing is easier. I certainly don't feel the whole "walking round a coconut" thing.
I'm having quite a few Braxton Hicks, but nothing painful and probably not more than one an hour so I don't think that's a sign.
But I am getting EXTREMELY nasty stabbing pains in my cervix too. They don't always coincide with the BH, they seem to be more connected with the movements of the baby, but they hurt so much they make me jump and squirm about!
They don't last long, few seconds at the most, but it really is sharp stabs!
Has anyone else had this? Is it a sign of something, or is my baby just touching a nerve?
I wondered if it actually felt like that when the cervix was opening? Can you feel that part of the contraction at all?