> Time from baby dropping to labor/birth?
This is my fourth pregnancy, and the baby dropped sometime slightly over a week ago. When I saw my midwife on Tuesday, she said often with mothers who have had several pregnancies, you can expect the baby to be born about 7-10 days after dropping. Just wondering what other people's experience was with this - I am almost at 10 days post-dropping and no obvious signs of labor yet!
my babies never "dropped"
it was 3.5 weeks for me with my 3rd babe
DD didn't drop until I was in labor, and labor was only 2 hours. This babe hasn't dropped yet.
Weird, I dropped (this is #2) week on Tuesday (or maybe Wed). And he has stayed dropped. I'd be curious if that 7-10 day time frame holds true!
None of mine dropped until I was in labor.
I think it really varies. Mine dropped at 31-32 weeks both times and were born at 38 and 39 weeks. I remember being 32 weeks with my 2nd and people would look at me and go "wow, any day now!" lol
this is my second and baby dropped around 36 weeks (we're at 40 now).. I've been thinking the baby actually un-dropped recently though, which is an odd thought.
I noticed my sister had dropped, and her baby was born exactly 14 days later.
About a week
It is also not at all uncommon among women who've had a few babies for a baby to drop...then go back up out of the pelvis again, more than once.
I have never seen any pattern in this, it is very individual--I'm surprised your mw said that. I don't consider dropping to be any predictive sign at all in a woman whose already had at least 1 other baby.