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Readers Respond: When did your baby drop?

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Updated May 23, 2009

From the article: Lightening or Baby Dropping
Lightening is when your baby drops down into the pelvis, lowering in station. This is in preparation for labor. Some women notice that they can breathe more easily but need to pee more frequently. First time babies may drop sooner while subsequent babies might not drop until labor and delivery. When did it happen? How did you feel when it happened? How did you know your baby had dropped?

34 Weeks-new off Modified Bed Rest

Last night I was sitting and felt this horrible stabbing, sharp pain in my pelvic bone which made me feel like I have to pee, so I sat on the pot and felt her twist her body and slide down about 3 inches at least! I just knew what was happening! And tmi but at the same time my insides were reorganized (including better breathing) but I did nothing but go number 2 for almost 45 minutes!!! Today I am breathing easier but having to learn how to walk again haha!
—Guest Desiree

when my baby dropped

I am currentley 32 weeks 5 days and this is my second baby girl. My baby has been head down for a month and this morning dropped downl.l Haven't had any labor progression though so everything is good that way just uncomfortable pressure now
—Guest Amanda

35 weeks

I am 35 weeks today, had really bad backache this morning and a heavy feeling between my legs, like everything is going to fall out! Had lots period like pain with my bump going very tight, on and off. this evening I still have that dull ache, and my bump has dropped it looks like a slide from side on with my belly button faceing the floor! dont know if I am going to go full term as my mid wife said last week i was 3/5 head engaged. got her again Wednesday so will see what she says then...
—Guest soffia


Im 36 weeks in everything hurts on my body I pee at least 30 times a day ...in up all night... When I walk it feels like everything is gonna drop out of me
—Guest 37 weeks

Baby dropped at 29 weeks

I am now 34 weeks and the sharp pain has gotten much worse over the last two weeks. Its agonizing to just turn in bed!! It hurts more on my right side than left. Seeing my doctor tomorrow, hopefully he will ease my mind.
—Guest Mum2boy

36 weeks

This is my first pregnancy with my babygirl Erin and I know she has dropped. But i do not feel any pain besides the sharp pain in my vag. I keep walking and walking to hopefully see if she will come out soon. But i guess the more i rush her , the more she takes her sweet little time lol.
—Guest Robyn

39w1d Baby Dropped

All at once I stood up and felt her drop pretty significantly. It feels like my pelvic bones are being pushed open and there is a lot more pressure. Last ob appt she was a station +2 and 1cm and 75% effaced. I'm sure she's lower now. Only a matter of time :)
—Guest FtmApril2012

3rd child (13 years later)

I am pregnant with my 3rd child. My other 2 boys are 13 & 15. Both of them were 2 weeks early and weighed almost 10pds! I didn't drop with either one of them. This time I feel my baby's head way down low. I have had trouble for months now with the menstrual cramps and pressure!!! He (yes, another boy) was nonstop moving and moving his head into place. Things have been quiet for the last 2 hours with no signs of labor! I am 35 weeks and READY TO GO NOW!
—Guest Christine

30 weeks

My baby boy dropped at 30+2 weeks. It felt like pressure on both hips and a dull but strong ache in my lower back. I'm now 30+5 weeks and woke up with stretch marks on my lower stomach. I've been having menstrual like pains in my vagina and a on-and-off ache in my back. The pain in my vag is enough to make me jolt up but not to bad and doesn't last long. Hopefully my little boy will hold off till 37 weeks!
—Guest Ashley

Dropped before 34 weeks

I dropped sometime before 34 weeks. First child. Didn't know until a bout of false labor landed me under observation (regular contractions 3 minutes apart but no cervical dilation). I am 36 weeks and two days now, and have had daily cramping and back ache ever since. Here's hoping she holds in till week 37! The doctors told me she could hold on till 42! Lol!
—Guest Halebop

18 weeks

I am only 18 weeks and my baby girl is in my pelvis. I'm not sure if this is normal but the dr hasn't said anything about it. This is my 3rd child and I've never had this problem. Does this mean I may go in to labor early? :/
—Guest Cindy

39 weeks and 5 days

Pregnant with my second baby girl. My bellys dropped and my pelvic bone is so painfull. I vacumed and moped today and its made it worse. Im booked to get induced in a week. that will make me 41 weeks hoping and praying she comes before then had all the signs apart from period pains.
—Guest cassie

I'm 36 weeks

I had a Dr appointment today and I told her I was having sharp pains in the vag area and was having discomfort urinating .All she said was did you go into labour on your own with the other 2 I said yes she said okay good....what does that mean? both my babies were born at 37 weeks but never had these symptoms

30 weeks

This is my second baby, this time I am having a girl. This entire pregnancy has been so much more difficult than with my son. And now my little girl is in position and it kinda feels like my pubic bone is just going to fall to the floor. I'm in so much pain I can barely walk. Even repositioning in bed hurts. My 3 year old constantly wants to climb on top of me or have me carry him, my dog thinks his place is on my stomach, and house work just keeps piling up. And it will continue to, cause if walking or standing hurts this bad, the freakin house work can wait.
—Guest Tiffany

Baby has dropped at 38 weeks!!

I have had a great pregnancy besides the first few months of morning sickness.. I am 39 weeks now but dropped last week and I have only dilated to 2 cm. I have noticed pain when I sit for too long, hip and leg pain. Knee pain when I slip and my stomach looks like its sagging. Also I think I am going through what they call the "bloody show" Hoping this baby girl comes the last month is the hardest!
—Guest Cheryl20
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