My friend is expecting her second baby. It's an IVF baby so she is sure about dates. Her first baby was born at 35 weeks for no apparent reason. He water just broke. He was breech and was delivered by c-section at 35 weeks, 2 days. Thankfully, no health problems for mom or baby.
Now she's pregnant with baby number two. She had preterm labor at 31 weeks and was kept in the hospital on fluids for a day, but sent home and told not to worry. They had done a blood test which showed baby would NOT be born in the next two weeks, but still she was only 31 weeks, so that test result was not very comforting.
Now it's a week later. She's having only mild braxton hicks contractions from time to time. But she says everyone who sees her says the baby has dropped. She feels that it has, and everyone is telling her that they can tell. So, the baby probably has in fact dropped at only 32 weeks.
Do you think she's likely to have another preemie? Should she seek medical attention? Can babies drop more than 4 weeks before they are born? Praying that she makes it to 36 weeks.