How can you tell if your baby has dropped?

I just wanted to know, because the other day it felt like he was up further and now I feel like I have a lot of pressure more whenever I'm sitting.

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KhemiV

Asked by KhemiV at 5:41 PM on Nov. 7, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • it depends on how far you are...I am 35 weeks and felt mine drop...it feels like you get your lungs back...you still get rib kicks but they are not so bad now...i also noticed that i have to pee like a race horse and half the time nothing comes out...hope it helped
    rebel_mommy88

    Answer by rebel_mommy88 at 5:43 PM on Nov. 7, 2008

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  • I think your doctor can usually tell, but you might be able to tell by an increased amount of pressure and your stomach looking totally different.

    Then again, I've carried low my entire pregnancy and people keep telling me that I've dropped, and I know for a fact that I haven't =]
    caitxrawks

    Answer by caitxrawks at 5:43 PM on Nov. 7, 2008

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  • Usually women feel like its suddenly easier to breath, but as a trade off you feel like you're waddling even more with increased pressure between your legs or in your pelvis area.
    Serafyna

    Answer by Serafyna at 5:44 PM on Nov. 7, 2008

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  • If you are carrying high it will be a lot easier to tell than if you are carrying low. But you will be able to tell when the baby drops because you may have increased pressure lower in your pelvic area and/or you will be able to see the change.........stand if front of the mirror every day and look at your belly......the minute your baby drops you will notice that your baby bump is much lower than before!
    Tricia19

    Answer by Tricia19 at 5:44 PM on Nov. 7, 2008

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  • I had to push my stuborn child down 5 1/2 cm to even get her too drop!! Hard headed to this day lol. The other one didn't drop until I was about to have her too.
    MommaKee

    Answer by MommaKee at 3:18 AM on Nov. 8, 2008

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  • I always dropped about a week or two before I had my babies. I felt like I could breathe again, had to pee more and it felt like I was carrying my babies either in my ass or my knee's. My legs stayed tired alot!
    Angie32Red

    Answer by Angie32Red at 10:58 PM on Jan. 29, 2009

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  • Hi! um, you'll feel pressure when your baby has dropped. My baby began dropping at 32 wks, and hasn't too much moved since. they'll be pressure in you pelvic region, your lower back, and at times your legs. You'll have to potty alot (he/she is pushing against your bladder). The good thing out of your baby dropping is that breathing becomes a WHOLE lot easier. Hope that helped you! Happy Pregnancy!!!
    Laylas_Mommy09

    Answer by Laylas_Mommy09 at 4:35 PM on Mar. 21, 2009

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