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When should I expect my belly to "drop"?

I'm 30 weeks and 1 day today.....is there a certain time frame where this usually happens?

 
shanapiv

Asked by shanapiv at 4:59 PM on Jan. 10, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • ditto with PP
    janeosborne

    Answer by janeosborne at 8:36 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • My belly never "dropped" i was induced at 39 weeks :) Congrats!~
    maxsmom11807

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 5:01 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • some women don't drop until the child starts to go through the canal, it can make for a "longer" labor bc the child hasn't been sitting right on the cervix. but i wouldn't worry about the baby dropping until it's time to deliver anyway, it's soooo uncomfortable to have that baby right on your bladder!
    angevil53

    Answer by angevil53 at 5:04 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • It was different with each pregnancy for me. With my first i "dropped" at about 36 weeks, but gave birth at 38 weeks. 2nd baby i dropped around 37 weeks and also had him at 38 weeks, 3rd baby i dont think i dropped until i was in actual labor and with my 4th i dropped at 38 weeks and had him a week later. Congrats on your pregnancy!
    team21

    Answer by team21 at 5:13 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • My baby never dropped, at all.
    Mme.Langley

    Answer by Mme.Langley at 8:24 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • I dropped about 5 days before I gave birth. Whole time I was in labor so I think each woman is different but even through the drop he still was playing soccer with my lungs .
    karing4elmas

    Answer by karing4elmas at 9:05 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • I never dropped with my son, but I can definitely tell when my daughter dropped this time around! I walk around feeling a horrid pain in my lower 'regions', and when I sit I still feel her toes in my ribs! I guess that's just the end of pregnancy talking though :) I think I finally felt like she'd dropped around 33 weeks, I could finally breathe again and drink water without getting heartburn.

    Stephie999

    Answer by Stephie999 at 12:54 AM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • right right.......I just dont want to be kicked in the ribs anymore !
    shanapiv

    Comment by shanapiv (original poster) at 5:11 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • Thank you!!!!simple smile

    shanapiv

    Comment by shanapiv (original poster) at 5:16 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

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