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post #1 of 47
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I'm pretty sure this baby has started to drop. My bump is lower, and I'm having way different sensations. Her little butt used to be way up by my ribs when she stuck it out, but now it's a few inches lower. It hasn't seemed to relieve any indigestion issues, but I can breathe in deeply without hurting myself.

It's funny how different it feels. The first day she moved lower, I was having wicked period-cramp feelings way down low and painful stretchy feelings in my stomach area.. That's subsided now and when I feel for my fundus, I'd guess its not even an inch lower, but everything feels totally different! I'm in totally uncharted territory as my son was born at 33 weeks. I'm 34w3d and happily counting!
Edited by Bmorefarmgirl - 10/5/12 at 12:51pm
post #2 of 47

Ooh! I wonder if mine's not trying to drop too. I have to take my weekly picture to check. Wait, I'll be right back (as if you care....)

 

 

 

32 weeks

 

 35 weeks 2 days

 

 

He moves a lot. The bottom was just now. I feel more cervix bumps and low wiggling. I think he's working on it.

post #3 of 47

I'll be 33 weeks on Monday and baby has been head down for many, many weeks now.  That seems to be normal for my kids, though. They turn head down early and then stay that way.  I had a scan week before last and the head was tucked down so deep, we couldn't get a peek at the face.  The last few days though, it feels like he or she has been trying to completely change position.  The movements are huge.  I certainly hope this kid plans on staying head down. 

My bump hasn't dropped though.  They never do.  I always carry my kids high and tight under the ribcage.  I literally feel like I'm suffocating and am constantly gasping for air.  It keeps me up at night.  I would love for it to drop, even just a bit!  I was supposed to have an EKG this morning but we ended up not being able to do it because the baby was so high, we couldn't get the leads attached at the right place on the ribcage.  The baby has taken up that entire space!


Edited by guen - 10/6/12 at 3:29am
post #4 of 47

This little boy is head down, LOT or LOP (according to Spinning Babies!). I get lots of kicks to the right and can feel and move those little feet sometimes very easily. He seems to be fairly low since I don't get kicked in the ribs very often at all and have lots of fluid and gush at the top of my uterus. 

 

Man, that head and hands in my cervix though! Sometimes I stop dead in my tracks when LO moves quick and strong down there!

post #5 of 47

At 33 weeks, mine is still transverse (lying sideways) and facing forward. There have been a couple of times in the past week when he's turned head-down, but then at some point in the night while I'm sleeping, he seems to turn and lie transverse again. He flops back and forth. It's really uncomfortable when he moves and it seems to take a lot of time and effort on his part.

 

All the books seem to say that he should be pretty much settled into a position by now, but he's not, and I wonder why that is. I'm also very concerned that he is still lying transverse most of the time, and faces forward at all times. From what I understand, it's best if he faces backwards. I've been working on the exercises from the Spinning Babies website to see if I can get him to turn, but so far no luck. As long as he doesn't come early, there's still time left I think. But I will admit that I'm worried.
 

post #6 of 47
Mine is head down but mostly posterior. She turned anterior the other day and I hoped she'd stay that way but yesterday she was back to posterior. Today I can feel some back on my left so I'm hoping she is turning again and will stay that way. At least her head is still floating so she's not committing herself too much yet :-)

I'm 35+3 so she has plenty of time but my first LO's head was still floating at 42 weeks so I would love it if this one started descending anytime now.
post #7 of 47

Baby A has been breech, transverse and vertex, and is currently breech.  Baby B is transverse.  I'm now 35 weeks and trying to maintain hope that twins still have room to move at this point.  We have plenty of fluid and our sonographer said her twins turned at 37 weeks.  Doing breech tilts and such, chiropractor and have an accupuncture appt this Tues.  Also doing a homepathic prep.  Really trying to stay positive, but a little worried.

post #8 of 47

I'm 35 + 3 too, and mine sure does move a lot still. I think even though my torso's small (So I get cervix slams and rib kicks) baby still can go in a full circle pretty easily. I was only 18" and I'm thinking this one won't be that much larger. If any. If it is small, I hope this is a girl. It would be sad to be a boy and that small - I stayed short.

post #9 of 47

As of last Wed both babies are head down and fingers crossed are going to stay that way!  I don't have another ultrasound until 10/19 (that is if I am still pregnant by then) to check position but now that I know they are both head down I can kinda feel where their butts are so I can keep and eye on it.  It hasnt changed how I feel though, I still have trouble breathing and alot of low belly pain.

post #10 of 47

My doctor said my little one is head down.  That's enough for me.

post #11 of 47

My baby decided to turn breech last night after 3 weeks being head down.  She had been flipping back and forth for many weeks and I thought that finally she was going to stay put- but obviously not.   It's so frustrating- I've been going to a chiropractor and also doing some spinning babies exercises.  I never had this issue with my 2 previous pregnancies.  

 

I did find out that there are at least 2 ob's at a local hospital who will do vaginal breech birth (under the right circumstances).  I'm not  believing it's going to come to that at this point, but it's comforting to know there are options.  However, I have this vision of my quiet birth center birth with my mw and that is what I really want.  

post #12 of 47

I'm not sure what position my little bug is in right now :) I'm willing to bet she's gone breech again because I have had tons of cervical pain this weekend. She's doing a funny little dance these days flipping back and forth between her bum being in my ribs and then saddled in my right hip. My other three didn't give me anywhere near this much trouble position wise. I guess there's too much space in there now :) Go figure. I'm 32+3, been doing lots of pelvic tilts and found a chiro with lots of experience turning babies (including his wife's who was due this week). I told DH that would figure after going through so much w/ DD1's c/s and having two successful VBACs that our final kid will make me go through another c/s. I'll fight it till the bitter end, but it would figure :p

post #13 of 47
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Originally Posted by OceansEve View Post

I'm not sure what position my little bug is in right now :) I'm willing to bet she's gone breech again because I have had tons of cervical pain this weekend. She's doing a funny little dance these days flipping back and forth between her bum being in my ribs and then saddled in my right hip. My other three didn't give me anywhere near this much trouble position wise. I guess there's too much space in there now :) Go figure. I'm 32+3, been doing lots of pelvic tilts and found a chiro with lots of experience turning babies (including his wife's who was due this week). I told DH that would figure after going through so much w/ DD1's c/s and having two successful VBACs that our final kid will make me go through another c/s. I'll fight it till the bitter end, but it would figure :p

 

It's funny how similar our situations are- even all the dd's!

post #14 of 47

My little guy is all over the place. Mainly in an OP position of some sort though. My midwife says there is still lots of room, so not too concerned. Once my hip flexors feel better (sprained them while running after my escapee dog), I'll start doing more of the Spinning Babies exercises. For now just doing a lot of visualization and talking to my baby... "back to belly, baby!"

post #15 of 47
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It's funny how similar our situations are- even all the dd's!

 

lol That's funny I didn't notice the ages or yours earlier! I hope you get her to cooperate and go head down again! This kid has been the movest out of all of mine. The other ones I was drinking a container of cranberry juice every week trying to make them move and make sure they were okay. This one lets her presense be known every moment of every day. They did tell me my uterus was much bigger early on so I think that has a lot to do with it. She's got more space to move around in than the others had. The joys of having a bunch of kids :p

post #16 of 47

Those of you doing the spinning babies stuff: When I do breech tilts my low back is so painful.  Any thoughts or suggestions?  I find myself on my side (still elevated) after just a couple of minutes because I can't take it.  My low back doesn't hurt at all otherwise, only in that position.  And, I've got a fair amount of experience with Iyengar yoga (instructor who is a physical therapist too) so I'm very aware about body mechanics and good positioning.

I'd appreciate any thoughts!

post #17 of 47

I kinda do a cat pose on my birthing ball, with my arms and head rested.  The other positions have been too uncomfortable for me to maintain long, and in talking to a pretty experienced midwife about how to help babies position themselves, she suggested hands and knees was all you needed. 

post #18 of 47

Can anyone actually tell the position of your baby by just feeling?  I've never been able to do this.  I mean, I can often tell where the bum is, if it's pointing up and I can feel where the small bits are by the types of movement, but I can't really feel my tummy and tell "here's the head, here's the back" etc.  I wish I could because I've been having some very large and painful movements this past week and I almost wonder if the baby has gone transverse.  It would be weird, all my others stayed head down.  I'm pretty sure he or she is bum up right now because I have such a firm bump at the top of my tummy and my tummy has that familiar pointy shape it usually takes in late pregnancy.  But yesterday, the top of my tummy was actually kind of soft.  That kind of weirded me out!  Since I've never had a kid flip positions late in pregnancy, I'm not sure what it feels like or it I'd notice it.

post #19 of 47

What you're describing is pretty much how I know. Her bum is on my right side, sometimes it's up by my ribs and I can feel her head against my hip. Then the bump by my lungs disappears and I can feel her bum in my right hip and movement in my left hip. Our last u/s the tech said she was breech and her bum was no where in my upper belly so that's how I figure when her bum is there she's good, when it's not we've got trouble :p

post #20 of 47
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Originally Posted by guen View Post

Can anyone actually tell the position of your baby by just feeling?  I've never been able to do this.  I mean, I can often tell where the bum is, if it's pointing up and I can feel where the small bits are by the types of movement, but I can't really feel my tummy and tell "here's the head, here's the back" etc.  I wish I could because I've been having some very large and painful movements this past week and I almost wonder if the baby has gone transverse.  It would be weird, all my others stayed head down.  I'm pretty sure he or she is bum up right now because I have such a firm bump at the top of my tummy and my tummy has that familiar pointy shape it usually takes in late pregnancy.  But yesterday, the top of my tummy was actually kind of soft.  That kind of weirded me out!  Since I've never had a kid flip positions late in pregnancy, I'm not sure what it feels like or it I'd notice it.

 

I studied Spinning Babies very seriously when I was pregnant with DS. I really wanted to figure out what all those bumps in my belly were specifically. winky.gif The Spinning Babies website (if you haven't visited it already!) is kinda confusing but really helpful for deciphering baby's positioning. 

 

This LO is head down, bum to the right and I always have a soft spot on the top of my belly. Placenta is up high though, so I assume that's why it's so cushy up there....

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