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When they say walking helps the baby "down into position" for labor....does that mean the same as dropping or is it a different meaning?

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:39 AM on Dec. 4, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • same as dropping

    Answer by sassy_brizzy at 11:40 AM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • its pretty much the same but sometimes baby drops befor you ever go into labor and they may still have you walk to help push baby further down in to your pelvic so that when its time to push its easier to get baby to come down.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:45 AM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • It's pretty much the same thing. The baby turns his head to the position where his head is facing your pelvis. The bottom of the womb is more narrow so his head descends lower into your pelvis because the smallest part of him is in the most narrow part of the uterus. That is what causes the dropping effect. Walking just helps move everything and is a physical activity that isn't too stressful on your body.

    Answer by beckcorc at 11:48 AM on Dec. 4, 2008

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