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Hey ladies!  So I need some advice.  I am perfectly content for our LO to cook for as long as he needs but I am totally sick of him being up in my throat.  Sometimes I wonder if he is confused and maybe heading for the wrong exit?  I am 37 weeks today and would love for him to "drop" so I can get some relief from heartburn and breathlessness.  Any suggestions?  I have tried walking, what else is good?  TIA!


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well, I don't know any tips on how to make a baby drop but I know mine is VERY low and engaged.  I can feel the head bulging at my pubic bone, and the heartburn I have is unreal.  LOL.  To the point that it burns my ears it's so bad.  I've never had heartburn this bad with my last 2...Oy.

 

Rocking on a yoga ball and doing some positions on all 4s might help move the baby a bit.

 

I think if I recall, first babies stay higher longer ???


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I don't know for sure, but I'd try squats, lunges, and a chiropractic adjustment.


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Sometimes I wonder if he is confused and maybe heading for the wrong exit?  I

LOL!!!! ROTFLMAO.gif That's hilarious!! I wish I had some advice. This LO is progressing really well but my last one didn't go down until I was induced. Maybe just think heavy thoughts, IDK.


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Yeah, I don't know if there's much you can do, but mine is also VERY low and frankly I don't know which I'd rather have at this point. When he moves his head or hands it sometimes hurts so much it makes me cry.


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Mine is also really low and I have horrible horrible heartburn!!  I thought that once he dropped the heartburn would disappear but that didn't happen.

 

 

I second the other suggestions,   bounce on the exercise ball, squats, lunges, lots of walking.  He'll drop when he's ready!


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nintendork...ride the train! it helped my baby move lower...after we road on the trains we went to the store and i told dh, 'i can breathe!'...and he said my belly looked different. we went from plano to dallas, hung out for a while and had lunch then went back to plano...i didn't realize how many stops there were along the way though and the train made me a little nauseous but i could breathe better afterwards.


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They did just open up the green line by my house, I will have to check that out!

 

What?  Dropping doesn't always relieve heartburn?  Ahhh nature, you fooled me!


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I think it's actually supposed to be the opposite - first timers supposedly drop 2-4 weeks before due date and subsequent babies, not until labour starts - according to the books anyway.

 

My actual experience has been the opposite though. First one dropped at 36 weeks and it was like 1 day I just noticed a huge difference. This time and last time, the baby just got lower and lower as it grew bigger. I've been walking around feeling like the baby is in my butt for weeks now. Not comfortable at all. And my waddle is beyond ridiculous at this point.

 

nintendork - I'm sorry you're having such trouble with breathlessness and heartburn. That must be awful. I wish I had some good suggestions for you. Maybe dancing, pelvic rocking??


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I think if I recall, first babies stay higher longer ???


I think it's actually supposed to be the opposite - first timers supposedly drop 2-4 weeks before due date and subsequent babies, not until labour starts - according to the books anyway.

 

My actual experience has been the opposite though. First one dropped at 36 weeks and it was like 1 day I just noticed a huge difference. This time and last time, the baby just got lower and lower as it grew bigger. I've been walking around feeling like the baby is in my butt for weeks now. Not comfortable at all. And my waddle is beyond ridiculous at this point.

 

nintendork - I'm sorry you're having such trouble with breathlessness and heartburn. That must be awful. I wish I had some good suggestions for you. Maybe dancing, pelvic rocking??



Oh maybe.  I assumed since I have absolutely zero muscle tone inside or out that the baby isn't supported.  I do know I have a larger pelvis (and several midwives have commented on it's roominess which I take as a total complement, LOL).  so maybe dropping in that vast space is easier?

 

But yea, the heartburn this time for me is just unbelievable.  I have never experienced anything like it before in my life.  Ugh.....


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Yeah, I don't know if there's much you can do, but mine is also VERY low and frankly I don't know which I'd rather have at this point. When he moves his head or hands it sometimes hurts so much it makes me cry.



  This! And I also still have horrible heartburn, it doesn't make a whole lot of sense. 


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