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Baby Dropped How Long Until Labor
I'm 36w6d pregnant . this is my first pregnancy ..how long after baby drops i go into labor ? (he hasnt dropped yet )
What does it mean when the baby drops? I heard that this is a sign that labor has started, but what does it mean?
Your fetusâ€™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 the lower part of the pelvis. The doctor or midwife can feel this on external exam, because the head is no longer wobbling around above the fetal bone but has dropped down below it. It can also be assessed on pelvic exam as â€œstation, â€ meaning how far down the baby has dropped. You may also be able to tell if the baby has dropped because your belly may change shape.
So what does it mean if the baby drops? Usually it means the baby is getting ready for labor, but the amount of time between when the baby drops and when labor begins varies. If the baby drops prematurely, you may be put on bed rest, but that still doesnâ€™t mean labor is inevitable. However, when the baby drops at full term, in combination with painful contractions that become regular or a broken water bag, the time is coming. Keep in mind that mothers who have given birth many times may go into labor without having the baby drop until the cervix is almost fully dilated. But if the baby drops and itâ€™s your first, itâ€™s a good sign that the time to meet your baby is approaching. ...Read more
Does it make a difference being first time mom or not to the time between baby drops and labor starts ?
Im 35 weeks, my baby dropped im just over a CM dialated & im getting sharp vaginal & lower abdominal & back pains. Am i going to start labor early?
Contact your doctor: If you are 35 weeks and are already 1 cm dilated now with new onset of what sounds like contractions then you will need to contact your doctor and follow his or her instructions. ...Read more
38 weeks and 3 days. Had my bloody show, Baby dropped and dialated to 2cm 4 days ago. Menstrual like cramping in upper tummy..Start of labor?
I'm 37 weeks pregnant having a lot of back pain and short sharp pains in abdomen baby dropped last week could I be going into labor?
It's possible: Braxton Hicks contractions are "false" labor, which is when the muscle fibers of the uterus begin practicing for the real deal. It's annoying for sure, but also reassuring that your body is just getting ready. Make sure you're following up with your care provider for exams to confirm. ...Read more
31wks pregnant, severe acid reflux for 3 days, v. Bad b/h all day yesterday. Irritable mood, low back pain on and off and baby dropped. Early labour?
My baby's poop is a bit orange in color, this started showing up this week when she started taking Tiki tiki drops for babies. Not sure if this is due to the carrot juice based veggie drink she's taking or due to the baby drops... She's doing ok, lively,
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 stop them or not. I don't think the color of the poo makes any difference if the kid is thriving. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
How long can a babies heart rate drop to 80 BPM during labor without increased risk of permanent consequences to the child?
Depends: Mother and baby healt make variable outcomes. Lucky those babies are tough. ...Read more
this is not a common occurrence. But also depends on what you mean by "drop suddenly". And how the temp is being measured.
Fevers (temperature above 100.4F) can drop fairly quick after giving a medication like acetaminophen.
Other serious medical conditions like sepsis can cause a drop in temperature.
More information is needed to better answer your question. ...Read more
Could you describe how if feels when baby drops? Do i literally feel a 'drop?' if i'm on bed rest, how will i feel dropping? Or only when up or walk?
You feel a little pressure in pelvis and fullness in vagina
you may not feel a drop. ...Read more
37 weeks & I have thinned & soften in my cervix the baby dropped @ 35wks and he is lower than usual how long before dilating? Found this out today?
I am 37 weeks and I have thinned & soften in my cervix the baby dropped @ 35wks and he is lower than usual how long before dilating? Found out today
Unknowable. : You thin soften dilate, etc. It won't be long, term is 40 weeks. There is no way to estimate that process. ...Read more
What happens if baby drops from fetal growth percentile in 4 weeks but is still within the 10 and 90%? Is that a reason for concern?
No concern: The ultrasound measurements can vary from one test to the next. In the last month or two of pregnancy, ultrasound "guesses" about baby's size and weight can be off by quite a bit. It is not perfect technology. As long as the baby does not drop below the 10th percentile it should be fine. It sounds like you are being followed closely, which is good. Good luck. ...Read more
I am 36 weeks. Ultrasound showed 6lbs1oz. My fundal height is measuring behind at 35 cm. It's been perfect until now. Is this normal when baby drops?
Yes: Ultrasounds and fundal heights can only "guess" at weights and gestational age unless done serially. once the baby drops into the pelvis generally at 36 weeks gestation the fundal heights are "iffy". ...Read more
Pregnancy: Its common for baby to move but check with your ob. ...Read more
Confused a med with ambroxol with baby drops for eye and put the med on her eye baby cried alot, will it damage her eye?
And it sure burns i tried.
It Can: Direct contact of ambroxol with the eye may cause transient discomfort characterised by tearing or conjunctival redness. Slight abrasive damage may also result, so i would recommend seeing an ophthalmologist. Also, there may be other chemicals in the medication that could irritate or damage the eye. Take the medication with you to the eye doctor. ...Read more
I am 36 weeks pregnant. Ultrasound showed 6lbs1oz. My fundal height is measuring 35 cm. It's been perfect until now. Is this normal when baby drops?
It seems OK:
You and your unborn baby appear to be doing well.
If "the baby drops", the head becomes "engaged" into your pelvis and the baby's kick count remains good..., your odds of keeping your pregnancy "perfect", of going into normal spontaneous labor after39 weeks and delivering a healthy baby seem very good. ...Read more
I'm 35 weeks pregnant with twins. Was having pretty strong contractions sitting in my chair so I went and laid down and they stopped. Babies moved all night long which they don't typically do. Am I getting closer to labor?
100% effaced, baby "dropped" and I lost my mucus plug.. how likely do you think it is that my baby will come soon?
Soon: But impossible to say when, what is the dilation, and what is your gestational age? ...Read more
My baby dropped a week ago.1 meter high.her head have a huge bump after.she stil have the bump but smaller but still visible.Is it dangerous?
Bump on the head: Trauma to the head can be very serious. There can be lasting effects from the trauma after the incident. Age is important as well due to the development of bones and organs. It difficult to predict if head trauma was significant enough to cause damage. Typically if the child appears his/her usual self, eating and doing other normal activity the likelihood of serious damage is low. ...Read more
I am scheduled to have a c-sect in2 weeks, but the baby dropped and i feel.... Ready? What signs should I be on the look out for or call my dr about?
Pain: If you start having contractions, bleeding or water bag breaking just go to labor and delivery. They'll call your doctor. At this stage if a person is concerned enough to call they should go to l&d. If really having pain, call the doctor en route or call the hospital but you'll have a heads up generally, with time to get to the hospital. They are likely checking your cervix, may be sooner. ...Read more
Contractions are 5-7 mins apart and not dialating, baby dropped,doc said it wasnt braxton hicks..sent me home... no explanation. Please help!(34wks)?
MFM evaluation : Babies can drop this early without risk of preterm birth, but a close follow-up with your OB, and perhaps a trip to a maternal-fetal medicine specialist is warranted. I would make sure you are checked at least once or twice weekly until 36 weeks, and thereafter per your OB. If your water breaks or your contractions become more frequent and painful, make the appt to see the OB, don't feel bad ...Read more
35 weeks pregnant... Baby dropped. Hip pain. Constantly having to pee if i stand. Barely leaking a watery discharge. Should i get checked out?
See your obstetrician for better advice so to prepare when you should go to hospital timely.
For the time being, modify your position to ease what may bother or hurt you.
Best luck... ...Read more
Hard to say: Babies "mode" during labor would be hard to study. Sleep states are generally documented by eeg study, which is impossible in labor.Labor itself can vary in length from a few hours to a day or more and i doubt baby would be aleart or asleep for it all. Moms note fetal movements between contractions at various stages of labor, but movement can occur in sleep. Just list this as an unknown. ...Read more
Why arent they as strict on labor ward as when I had my babies? I went with daughter and was shocked.
Not sure...: ...What they need to be strict about. Babies are usually equipped with "burglar alarms", security is good - what exactly do you see as the problem? ...Read more
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