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do bumps drop 2nd time around

(10 Posts)
erinsmom Tue 28-Jun-05 15:29:19

im almost 37 weeks and looking very nice and round,but im wondering even though im no longer breathless if my bump will get any lower,or do you jut wake up the day you will give birth and find baby drops then

bubbles2904 Tue 28-Jun-05 19:58:47

i have no idea. dd is now 6, and i can't remember what i was doing yesterday so i really have no idea about when i was pg last time. sorry, just didn't want you feeling lonely

Nimme Tue 28-Jun-05 20:37:29

You just wake up the day you will give birth and find baby drops then - for me anyway! Good luck

champs Tue 28-Jun-05 21:07:47

ds2 dropped long before deu date and i could breathe much better.

spidermama Tue 28-Jun-05 21:23:36

Erinsmom ....I've had four and bumps don't always drop so dramatically with subsequents. Head doesn't always engage cos there's generally more room to spare in the womb. Must be hot work being heavily pregnant in this heat. All the best.

Miaou Tue 28-Jun-05 21:26:37

I'm 35 weeks with no. 3 - no.2 "dropped" before the birth, and this one has already dropped considerably. At my antenatal check last week the mw told me that it was 1/5 engaged already, and it's definitely more than that now.

With subsequent pregnancies the uterus and muscles are more "stretched" and therefore there is more "give" - so likely to drop more and earlier than before.

Miaou Tue 28-Jun-05 21:30:54

Actually that's a good point spidermama - just because there is more room it doesn't mean the baby will use the bit at the bottom

champs Tue 28-Jun-05 22:09:29

Miaou -- i definetly started to show quicker this time round (number3) only thing about my elasticated uterus... I hope it bounces back!!

mrsdarcy Wed 29-Jun-05 04:09:32

I'm 36 weeks and saw my consultant yesterday, who said that the baby is dipping in and out of my pelvis but subsequents don't usually engage until you are in labour.
Good luck!

erinsmom Wed 29-Jun-05 16:23:12

thanks for that, im looking kind of flat on the top above my navel,so i think its lower,ive had enough of carrying if im honest and just want it to be over,i seem to be one big ache and pain right now

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