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how long before labor does the baby drop

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
39 years experience Gynecology
Might not drop: might not drop until labor, baby dropping has no relation to when labor will start
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Dr. Melissa Rankin
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Your : Your fetus’s head tends to hang out in the upper part of the pelvis until the baby gets close to labor, at which point, the fetal head drops into th ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sort of : Labor is more likely as the baby moves down into the pelvis. This is what people refer to as the baby dropping. At 37 weeks some people will have "dro ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: Every pregnancy and labor is different for each woman and even for each time for the same woman. Typically the first pregnancy has a longer labor per ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
51 years experience General Surgery
Sounds like it: If this is your first what you are describing is what I have seen. Once the head drops things tend to take off. See your doctor for another exam. You ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilson
12 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible: That should be ruled out--either with a trip to your hospital, or to your doctor's office ASAP. Usually preterm labor is associated with painful uter ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Either/ or: Poop color can reflect the undigested food coloring in what you feed them.If you have a good time line and know it is one or the other, you can either ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
15 years experience Family Medicine
37-40 weeks : Your baby can drop at anytime. After 37 weeks, you're considered full term. Hopefully baby will drop within the next 3-4 weeks.
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A female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Mother and baby healt make variable outcomes. Lucky those babies are tough.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Everyone is different. Most first time moms experience a more progressive dropping before labor over the course of several days. Moms who have deliver ... Read More
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