Baby Dropping??

Frances - posted on 05/22/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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So I had posted a message just a few days ago about having pains in my stomach and vagina. I also was telling you how I was having so much pressure on my pelvic bone. I also thought I was having contractions. We'll I went to the doctor yesterday and he did an ultrasound and he said that she is head down and there is enough fluid and everything. He said that I was dehydrated which is why I was having contractions. I still don't see how I could be dehydrated because I drink TONS of water, but I believe the doctor knows what he is talking about.



QUESTIONS:

- So since the baby is head down and I've been having so much pressure and pain on my pelvic bone, Does that mean that the baby has dropped?

- If she has dropped how soon could it be before I go into labor??



It hurts so bad to walk because my pelvic bone feels like it's going to break...and I can totally feel her all the way down there because she rubs against my bones and stuff. Also when she gets the hiccups my vagina is like a drum, if that makes sense.

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Nicole - posted on 05/22/2009

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Sounds like your baby has dropped wont be long now. like Jenifer said it could be days or weeks luckily with my 2 kids it was only days.

Veronica - posted on 05/22/2009

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The time is soon -- hang in there dear, you are going to have false labor too - i think its the bodies way of starting that 'engine' and one day its going to turn on and whoa! I had the same thing with my last two pregnancies, it felt like someone smashed my pelvic bone and it was like that for like two weeks before that baby finally came - i literally had a very hard time getting out of bed. This to will soon pass, do what you can to make yourself as comfy as possible (hard to do at this point) but its basically a waiting game now. Take care, and I wish you great success with your labor and delivery! -Veronica

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Is this your first? You could drop weeks before or hours before - no way to predict really, especially if it is your first baby. A little better indicator would be if you're effaced, dialated, or lose your mucous plug. Don't worry, she'll be on her way in good time - just enjoy your last few weeks (or days!) of rest.

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Mel - posted on 05/24/2009

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i worked til the end well a week before but i had mine a week early too. i never got very big while pregnant and also never dropped, so was surprised when i went into labour because i heard first babies are usually late. i know its hard at the end i didnt go thru what you have the only thing i had was her putting alot of pressure on my ribs. anyway feel free to add me to fb or msn if you'd like to chat ever molehead09@live.com.au good luck to you and your baby x

Veronica - posted on 05/23/2009

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Where are you from (what country/state, etc.) I wanted to offer some Aloe Vera Juice, that at least for now will keep him comfortable til the end... and some Digestive Enzymes, which will breakdown the mucus that is surrounded around the bad cells around the tumor- and finally Resveratrol which will regenerate the cells and help make them work again. This is all natural supplements. But for sure the Aloe I would suggest him first take, and lots of it! Please email me for more information or details, we can talk more then....

Katie - posted on 05/22/2009

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I have the same problem. If I'm on my feet for too long, it feels like a 20 pound bowling ball is sitting there. And the hiccup thing too. I know how you feel.

Frances - posted on 05/22/2009

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Thanks Veronica. I am also worried that my fiance's father won't be here to see that baby too. He has pancreatic cancer. He's had it for 3 years now. Most people that get it only live for about a year or so. His 2 brothers, mom, and dad went to the doctor on monday and the doctor only gave him a few more weeks left to live. They took him off all of his medicene and everything so it just a matter of time. He doesn't eat much because his tumor has gotten so big that it lays on his stomach. He weight 220 lbs at the begining of the year. He now weights 151 lbs. It looks like as if he's been in a concentration camp or something. It's really sad and everything we just pray that he is here when she is born. This is the 1st grandchild for both his and my parents. So we will see what happens.

Veronica - posted on 05/22/2009

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That happened to me too Jenifer - i was due with my son on Oct. 30th - my brother was in Iraq and was going to be home shortly after that -- he told me over the phone to tell the baby that he couldnt come out until uncle was home -- well i went through halloween, and on nov.2nd my brother was home for good - we all got together a visited for a while, before my brother went home he told my baby in the belly yet, that he could come out now -- and sure enough two hours later i was in fulll blown labor!! ( i was due for induction within a few days as well) It was weird -- i couldve knocked my bro out for that one! hahahha

Veronica - posted on 05/22/2009

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I wouldnt say weird - we are all different -- have you tried a hot towel on your pelvic bone? I had that during and after my labor and delivery, and omg did it feel good! But its good to hear you are looking at having some time off - I would just take each day with a grain of salt, and not worry too much about when - enjoy your pregancy and that precious secretive gift inside - cause it goes by way too fast and before you know it, she/he will be here - I loved being pregnant, I loved the movements, hiccups got a bit aggravating! but it was like I had a secret (even though you could see that i was pg) no one but me knew they were moving unless i said so, or they noticed a kick. After I gave birth, I cried a lot because i missed it soo much - id like another, but the hubby says to wait.. so i feel empty... So, my advice - get whatever rest you can now, do what is necessary to relax - and enjoy what time is left! Sounds like things are going great so far!

Frances - posted on 05/22/2009

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Thanks Jenifer. I keep trying to give my shifts away but we are only allowed to have 2 shifts changes a week. So I've just been working about 3 days. Which isn't to bad but it still stinks especially when it's 3 days in a row. I don't like giving my Fri, Sat, or Sun shifts away because those are the only days worth going into. But most of the time they only schedule me 2 days on the weekend.

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My mom tells me she went a few days overdue with my sister and I both, and I went nearly a week overdue with my son. I'm not if it means anything, though. I hope you hear some good news from the doctor next week - I wasn't dialated or effaced at all, even at my appointment after 40 weeks. But I went into labor spontaneously a day before my scheduled induction.

I also worked all the way to the end of my pregnancy - but I wouldn't recommend it. I had worked a long day (trying to finish up some things before my leave) and my water broke when I got home. I was pretty tired as labor went on and on. You really never know what day will be *the day* so make sure you're getting the rest you need!

Frances - posted on 05/22/2009

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Well work said that they would stop scheduling me 2 weeks before my due date, but I didn't know if she was going to come early or not because of when my mom and cousin went into labor. So I don't know about that. I try to take a bath and I don't put the water hot at all just warm enough and I always tend to get nauseous. I also don't want to try and get into the tub because I have a hard time getting out. My fiance works nights and I work days so he's rarely here at night to help me get out of the tub...lol I'm not sure though why I feel sick though when I take a bath, it's just weird I think.

Veronica - posted on 05/22/2009

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I wouldnt worry then -- a normal gestation is 36 to 40 weeks -- so from here on out, your baby would be pretty much good to go to be born. Lungs are developed at that point. I dont know if anything is hereditary or not. I can't tell because my Mom was very very sick when she had me and my brothers and sisters - she had bad labors and deliveries -- i didnt have too bad of a time ( as far as compared to her anyways) Im actually surprised you are still working, but i know a lot of women have to - just try to take it as easy as possible is all I can say - are you working right up until delivery?? Soaking in a nice warm bath always feels good, it relaxes your body, baby can "float" with the boyancy, and it'll help relieve a little pressure.

Frances - posted on 05/22/2009

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Thank you all. Hopefully I only have about 2-2 1/2 weeks left. I can probably take that much, but longer than that I don't know. Yes, this is my first baby so hopefully all goes well. It is really hard to get around to because I'm still working and I'm a waitress. I hate it right now because I get so aggrevaited and it's hard to smile while I'm working because of the pain. The doctor starts to check to see if I'm effaced or dialated next week so we will see if I'm progressing any!! Hopefully!!



Another QUESTION if you don't mind.

My mom had my sister 3 weeks early, and she had me 4 weeks early. Does that mean any good news for me or not? She also smoked with my sister and I so that could probably change the situation because I don't smoke. I read somewhere that smoking can cause low birth weight and preterm labor. So that is why I was thinking that but then again my cousin had her baby 4 weeks early too because her water broke and she didn't smoke with him. So I was just wondering what you thoughts were on this.

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