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Old 06-10-2008, 12:07 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi,

I woke up this morning to a considerably different shape, it looks like squirt has dropped! I know that with my dd that labor was still a few weeks off after she dropped. Yet all the books make such a point to say that in subsequent pregnancies it doesn't happen until labor day. I am 38 weeks tomorrow and wouldn't mind if baby hung out a little longer!

So, what has been your experience?

Thanks!

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This is my number 2 and baby has been dropped for 2 weeks now. I am 39+2.

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I'm on baby #3 and I've been dropped for about two weeks too...

Sorry, I'm sure thats not what you wanted to hear...
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Baby dropped on Mothers Day. I'm not due until the 25th.

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Old 06-10-2008, 05:49 PM
 
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I dropped at 38 weeks and will be 40 tomorrow. I guess it doesn't mean much.

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yeah....just echoing here - ds2, dd and this baby all 'dropped' - that is, started to engage and descend - far before labor began. As in, weeks. DD was at -1 for a WEEK.

So you might just get those extra days you're hoping for
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Just another "thing" I don't believe in...

THEY say nesting, loose stools, loss of appetite, and dropping can signify impending labor...

Not true for me!

I remember dropping with my second, and there's no doubt I dropped again this time... My belly is sooo low...Baby's head is definitely engaged, but its been like this for a while!
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Baby dropped on friday (38weeks) and I really think he'll stay in there at least another 2-3 weeks. I'm not having any other signs of labor and fully expecting to go overdue again.
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With my first I dropped at 27 weeks (preterm labor) with my second I didn't drop until labor started (then they worried the cord would prolapse because it was floating below his head).

It varies so much from lady to lady!

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somewhere between 5 minutes and 2 months.


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After the first baby, consecutive babies can drop and then come up again. Usually if it's a permanent drop, labor is eminent and follows quickly.
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