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This guy is rammed into my pelvis. He is head down and has been since about 25 weeks. I get most of the movement at around my belly button, which makes me think he is posterior, but he could be lot or loa too and just switching around. I don't feel anything in the back which would leave me to believe he is face down at this point. I guess I am not too worried; my last baby was op and we did pretty well -- I don't want another op and am doing exercises, but I feel like once labor starts that's when we will see where he goes.<br><br>
So he is crammed down in here. There is such pressure, and he barely sticks up above my belly button (what does is very round like back/butt, and it swings from side to side depending on how I am).<br><br>
My first loved to hang out by my ribs so I could not bend, I hated that.<br><br>
So tell me the good news about having a baby hanging around so low? I need some good news about this discomfort!
 

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It may well mean you're in for a faster, more efficient labour.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I had two babies who carried low and dropped early, and in both cases my cervix did all of its effacing over the last month or so of my pregnancy, instead of taking 15-20 hours doing it the day of their births. Although I was nervous and careful about exerting myself in the last weeks knowing this, both babies waited until right on or after their due dates to make an appearance. And both labours were under four hours! It's a wild ride when it goes swiftly, but SO worth it!<br><br>
Edited to add: I can really sympathize with the discomfort, though. It's not easy!
 

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This close to the due date it's probably just your little one getting ready to come out and it might not be good to mess with it.<br><br>
However, for future pregnancies if you have the "pretending to be linoleum" effect, dh's cousin, who's also the one who told me about her dd plastering herself to her pelvis in utero, recommeds doing the downward facing dog yoga position. She said it got her dd right back off of her pelvis. She did this at around 6 months.<br><br>
Hmm, actually, given how much trouble people have getting breech babies to turn, you might be safe doing downward facing dog and seeing if it relieves the pressure a bit?
 

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Well the good news is that the babe is head down. I would give my left arm for that right about now, as I am facing a surgical birth for a babe that wont turn, after having a vertex baby the first time.<br><br>
And previous posters are right, you are probably in for a rather short efficient labor.
 

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I carried DS low for almost the whole pregnancy. He came a week early and I had a short labor of 9 hours for a first time mom.
 

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My DS was low the whole time, too, though it was never a problem for me, and when he decided it was time to come out and meet the world, he did so very quickly, which I thought was terriffic!
 

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My son dropped at 27 weeks -- I was dilated 2 cms at my 30 week u/s. The good news -- I was able to continue to work, in retail, until the week before he came. Walking actually was easier than sitting! I was fully effaced when I went in for the induction -- and I think if I had waited and not been induced, he would have come out a lot faster. As it was, it was a 13 hour labor with 20 minutes of pushing. So not exactly "long"! (It was a medical induction, 11 days before my due date.)<br><br>
The bad news -- he was facing backwards so I had decently uncomfortable back labor for a while. He turned before heading out. And, he has a neck problem that we go to therapy for -- they don't know what exactly caused it, but one theory is that he was crammed down in my pelvis for too long.
 

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Having a bowling ball between your legs is FUN! I mean, c'mon, it's great to tell the peopel you are standing next to in line that! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
THem: How are you feeling honey?<br>
You: Fantastic! I've got a bowling ball between my legs!<br>
Them: **look horrified** <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Namaste, Tara<br>
mama to Doodle (7), Butterfly (2), and Rythm (due at home 1/06)
 

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Really, Tara! It has just hit me that the reason I am having hip pain is probably because he is so low and has been like that so long that he has spread my hips open more than normal -- my other babies weren't this low, and I never had these problems related to sleep positioning!<br><br>
My last baby did not take too long -- he was 8 hours from first "different" contraction to baby -- and that was with a posterior, acynclitic baby born face up who weighed 9 pounds, 9 ounces (with 90 minutes of pushing). But he never did rotate around, although I never had any back labor either. So I am hoping this baby will rotate!
 

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I carrried low with ds, although I wasn't overly uncomfortable. He waited until nearly 42 weeks to arrive, but once he decided to come, that was it! My labor (first pg) was 6 hours max, from prelabor contractions to birth.<br><br>
I did have hip pains with him, though, just like I have this time around (baby seems low again). I find bellydancing moves --swishing, stretching, and sashaying the hips--really help.
 

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i just gave birth (yesterday!) to my first baby, 15 days early in only 11 hours of labor total.<br><br>
He was in position from about 28 weeks, and dropped to -2 station by week 35. So... hopefully the good news for you is:<br><br>
1- he's low, so there's more room in your tummy for yummy dinners!<br>
2- your labor should progress more quickly and/or efficiently<br><br>
the bad news, unfortunately is...<br><br>
1- that embarrassing third trimester 'waddle'<br>
2- a crazy coneheaded baby (like mine!!)
 

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I agree. My son was extremely low during this last pregnancy & I had massive amounts of pressure for about a month. Labor only lasted 3 hrs & he was much easier to push out than my DD.
 

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Oh I am there with you mama. I can barely stand it sometimes. The midwife was shocked at how low she is. I am hoping to have her this weekend since dh is here and he could be up to 2-3 hours away during the week- and I think this may go quick!!!<br>
Emilie
 

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I know it really stinks!!! Nitara was at +1 station for about 2 weeks before she was born if I remember correctly. I was 2cm at 36 weeks, and 4cm at 38 weeks, the day before I went into active labor. The good thing? Very nice, fast (but not too fast), complication-free birth. My dd1 was also pretty low but since she was my first I didn't dilate that much until labor started. With both I had lots and lots of bh cx but when active labor started, oh boy did it start and there was no doubt that it was happening. Sounds like baby is doing some of the labor work for you! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 
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