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I woke up with a completely flat stomach except a little buldge at the bottom. IM assuming this means my baby has dropped. So How long can a baby be "dropped" before labor starts?

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:28 PM on Nov. 26, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Is your baby posterior?
    How far along are you?


    Answer by doulala at 3:34 PM on Nov. 26, 2009

  • how far along are you? are you having contraction? cramping lower back or fron aea? baby will be here soon enough take it easy put your feet up happy thanksgiving

    Answer by mirit.rose at 3:35 PM on Nov. 26, 2009

  • Im 36 weeks on Saturday! I think I may be farther along though. Ive had tons of back cramping in the last month. Its just been getting worse too

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:37 PM on Nov. 26, 2009

  • my oldest dropped about 6 weeks before i had her.

    middle dropped around 4 weeks before birth and #3 didn't drop at all (she loved my ribs)

    Answer by hypermamaz at 3:55 PM on Nov. 26, 2009

  • Sounds like you have a baby that might be posterior. Try not to lie back-recline, lean forward, you might help to better facilitate coaxing baby back around. The early-pre labor contractions might be trying to encourage baby anterior.

    Answer by doulala at 3:55 PM on Nov. 26, 2009

  • My baby dropped three weeks ago.

    Answer by jedwards2009 at 4:07 PM on Nov. 26, 2009

  • I dropped at 33weeks & had my baby (via emergency c-section) at 37weeks 5days. So that's almost 5weeks, & it could have been much longer had I not needed the c-section. You just never know.

    Answer by WannabeMommy87 at 4:32 PM on Nov. 26, 2009

  • no one realy knows. my babies never drop

    Answer by piwife at 4:45 PM on Nov. 26, 2009

  • I have read that babies typically "drop" around 35 weeks, but can be sooner depending on that pregnancy. I am about 30-31 weeks, and my fiance said he noticed my belly looks a little lower already. If you are earlier than 30 weeks, or are having labor symptoms along with it, that would be when I would be concerned.

    Answer by annaica at 8:28 PM on Nov. 26, 2009

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