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Does your baby always 'drop' many weeks before labor?

I'm 36 wks. today and a lady at work keeps asking if my baby has 'dropped yet.' When does this happen? I hear it can happen when you're actually in labor. Does it always happen beforehand? If so, will I know?

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Asked by danielp at 3:35 PM on Feb. 12, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • it doesnt always happen....

    but when it does it varies week to week by person.

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 3:36 PM on Feb. 12, 2009

  • My son never "dropped." The doctor said it doesn't happen to all women.

    Answer by DDry at 3:37 PM on Feb. 12, 2009

  • It can happen any time in the last trimester or not until a woman is actually in labor.

    Answer by riotgrrl at 3:39 PM on Feb. 12, 2009

  • No, I drop during labor.

    Answer by Pauline3283 at 3:40 PM on Feb. 12, 2009

  • People told me that it looked like I had dropped, but I never noticed and was never informed by a doctor...

    Answer by SandraB383 at 3:50 PM on Feb. 12, 2009

  • I didn't drop until I was in labor, and even then she really didn't want to drop so they had me standing up and pushing for a bit to see if that would help LMAO. It actually did because she did end up dropping.

    Answer by xocyncyn at 4:07 PM on Feb. 12, 2009

  • I am 23 weeks pregnant I just recently dropped this is my 5th pregnancy four baby born.
    ( i had a miscarriage once)
    I never had it happen before this , but was told baby is ok.

    Answer by maiahlynn at 4:54 PM on Feb. 12, 2009

  • I don't think it happens to everyone. My son dropped 3 weeks before he was born. I could barely walk.

    Answer by RugersMommy06 at 6:46 PM on Feb. 12, 2009

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