Is it normal feel the baby low in yor abdomen a mean really low almost close to the pubic bone?

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tank you to all of you. I'm 21 weeks....Is still normal to feel the baby MOVING to low?  Is my first pregnancy.

Kelly - posted on 02/18/2009

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I think it usually is that way after #1. When I was pregnant with #2, I told the dr. early on (like at 4 months) that it felt like he was just going to fall out any minute, and he said "you've got about 30,000 miles on the old springs". That was a little offensive considering I was only 24 at the time. But anyway, since then, pregnancy has always felt like that, and the bad news is it stays that way until you have it. I literally with my last one felt like an arm or leg would be hanging out (sorry to be so graphic---it was just a ridiculously uncomfortable pregnancy). But the good news is, it was nothing to worry about, you just don't have the muscle tone left after the first to hold everything up I guess (I mean muscles on the inside, I'm sure it has nothing to do with what kind of shape you're in). Maybe some women are like that even with #1, I just haven't heard anyone say it. It's a good thing the little buggers are so cute and lovable, they sure can mess up your body! Good luck-hope everything goes well for you!

Kate CP - posted on 02/24/2009

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Sounds normal to me. My daughter used my bladder as a comfy water bed for the last 10 weeks of my pregnancy. I have never peed so much in my life.

Leron - posted on 02/24/2009

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It is perfectly normal. I was like that with my son and this one too. Your uterus is setting in your pelvis and so the baby will be moving down there as well as up top. They like to take up all the room they can. If you're super nervous about it then talk to your doctor. Other wise settle in and enjoy! I missed the little feelings of pregnancy after I had my son.

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Jamie - posted on 02/25/2009

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yes..my doctor told me the more kids you have the earlier you feel pressure etc. I am 27 weeks with my 3rd and oh my the pressure I have..sometimes I tell my hubby that if I actually make it to my c-section date i will be surprised..(even though I know i will make it) Good luck and try not to sit or stand for long periods of time.

Alana - posted on 02/24/2009

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I had twins, and my son was crammed bum down in my pelvic area. I would feel him move often but it felt different than when my daughter would move up top. It was kind of like a thunking sensation. neat

Kelly - posted on 02/24/2009

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How far along are you?  It is normal later on in pregnancy to feel alot of pressure near your pelvic bone.   As a childbirth educator, it is something we discuss frequently in my Lamaze classes.

Allison - posted on 02/24/2009

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IF you are carrying low, you will feel the baby there. I have medical history that makes it so my daughter is staying very low but cannot engage to travel the birth canal (so she'll be a c-section and any other babies we have in the future). But it's normal. If it worries you still, just ask your doctor to palpatate the area and they should be more than happy to let you know what is normal for you especially.
I also bought the belly band belt from motherhood maternity and it really helps relieve the pressure and back stress. All the doctors say it's a good purchase to make too.

Heather - posted on 02/18/2009

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During my second pregnancy she felt very low to me, like she was pushing her own way out.  They kept telling me everything was fine, but I felt like she was just gonna fall out one day.  I did have a lot faster and easier delivery with her than with my son.  I dilated quicker and with less pain.

Brandy - posted on 02/18/2009

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okay i get what these women are saying... my question is... do you mean feel that the baby is down low...or feel the baby moving close to your pelvic bone? my son is due in 18 days and he loves to move his hands around his head (he is in position to go!)... it feels wierd and if Thats what you meant... then yes its completely normal.

Heather - posted on 02/18/2009

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Yes, but it depends how far along you are.  The closer you get to delivery, the more the baby feels like it is pressing down.  With pregnancy, your body produces hormones to relax your bone joints and muscles, so this lets the baby be delivered easier.  You can where supportive clothing to help with this uncomfortable feeling. 

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I carried my youngest son (now 5 years old) low (head down) and he was basically bouncing on my pelvic bone. I could feel him down there the whole time. He was resting his head basically on my pelvic bone and when I delivered him, he had - basically a water blister on his head from rubbing on my pelvic bone. He had no mental or physical challenges when delivered. It was uncomfortable every once in awhile, but the dr. assured me that he is in a protective "bubble'' and he wouldn't be hurt bad enough to do anything. They told me just as what would happen.

Kaylee - posted on 02/18/2009

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Yes i carried my second son low like that it felt like he was going to fall out, and the further i got the more uncomfortable it was but just tell your DR. to check you and make sure you haven't dialated and if not it's just how the baby likes to sit

Celine - posted on 02/18/2009

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it depends on how far gone you are and the position of the baby, i am 36 weeks and the baby's head is engaged which makes the bottom of my tummy very heavy pushing on the pubic bone that some times it feels like it just going to fall out, but i would still suggest asking your midwife.

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