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Just today I have started feeling a significant amount of pressure on my pelvis. More so than I remember experiencing at this stage in pregnancy with my last lo. Hmmm... just curious. Maybe the babes is just growing

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Pressure in the pelvis for me no...she's been having a lovely party directly on my cervix, and all my kicks/movements are so so so low....very rarely I feel something up high. She seems to be aimed at the gates and waiting for the kick start so to speak. I know they can actually engage and then back out at pretty much any point so I've been talking to her about giving mama a little break from the cervical dance, but she's not listening thus far. I don't really know if she's fully engaged or dropped so to speak or if she just loves hanging in the neither regions but I'll be glad when she takes the opportunity to stretch out a bit and give me a bit of a break

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Pressure in the pelvis for me no...she's been having a lovely party directly on my cervix, and all my kicks/movements are so so so low....very rarely I feel something up high.
This is exactly me. A FEW times I've felt something up high but then it's back to the cervix a couple hours later. The only pressure in my pelvis is when I try to squat. Not a good idea at this point for me as it feels like everything is going to fall out.

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Yes! I thought I was crazy - this is my third, but I don't remember dropping this early then. Starting to feel lil cervical twinges.
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Yes and no. It's way too early for the baby to actually have "dropped", but I did ask my midwife about it last week because this girl feels so darn low 90% the time. I have SPD, and she said it's common for babies to hang out lower when the pelvis is more open, so I imagine the same might be true for other 2nd or 3rd-time mamas who are a bit more loosey-goosey down there.

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...she said it's common for babies to hang out lower when the pelvis is more open, so I imagine the same might be true for other 2nd or 3rd-time mamas who are a bit more loosey-goosey down there.
oOOOOooh I like to look at it as my pelvis being more open! woohoo, I'm gonna take that take on it.

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This is my sixth pregnancy, so I know things are looser than they have been in previous pregnancies, but I definitely have felt my baby "drop". My suspicions were confirmed last week when I had an unexpected u/s and the tech could not even get a good picture of the baby's head because he was SO low...

If your low baby is causing you discomfort, try getting on knees and elbows and doing some pelvic tilts. This should cause baby to back out of the pelvis due to gravity, and should give you some relief. I use this technique when I get into bed at night and lie down immediately afterward. It has helped me get some much-needed rest! I recommend it to lots of my clients (I'm a doula) and they thank me everytime! I wish I could take credit for it, but I learned it from Penny Simkin!!

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This is my sixth pregnancy, so I know things are looser than they have been in previous pregnancies, but I definitely have felt my baby "drop". My suspicions were confirmed last week when I had an unexpected u/s and the tech could not even get a good picture of the baby's head because he was SO low...

If your low baby is causing you discomfort, try getting on knees and elbows and doing some pelvic tilts. This should cause baby to back out of the pelvis due to gravity, and should give you some relief. I use this technique when I get into bed at night and lie down immediately afterward. It has helped me get some much-needed rest! I recommend it to lots of my clients (I'm a doula) and they thank me everytime! I wish I could take credit for it, but I learned it from Penny Simkin!!
Thanks for this tip, mama. Luckily I haven't been in too much discomfort, just noticing tons more pressure. I do love doing cat and cow (yoga) but never thought to do it on my elbows instead of hands... genius!

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I feel like this baby has always been low and the ultra sound guy said baby was when we saw him a few weeks ago. My belly has also not popped out, baby is staying low and deep and goodness it is not like my other 5 at all!

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This baby has been a low rider all along That said, I still have popped and have a big belly under my chest line.

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