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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,

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

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How do I know that my baby has dropped in the pelvic region?

How do I know that my baby has dropped in the pelvic region?

Increased pressure: You will notice increased pressure feeling low down. It may feel like you have to pee all the time and then you only go a few drops and also may put pressure on rectum, feeling like you need to poop. However, the best way is to keep your doctor visits towards the end of pregnancy and the doctor can actually check you and assess the position and station of the baby to see if he or she has dropped. ...Read more

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What happens if the temperature of a newborn baby drops suddenly?

What happens if the temperature of a newborn baby drops suddenly?

Temperature: 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

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Does it make a difference being first time mom or not to the time between baby drops and labor starts ?

Does it make a difference being first time mom or not to the time between baby drops and labor starts ?

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 period, but be patient and follow your doctor's advice and stay healthy and ready to bring a life into this world! ...Read more

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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

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What does it mean when the baby drops? I heard that this is a sign that labor has started, but what does it mean?

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 : 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 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 “station, ” 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 doesn’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 it’s your first, it’s a good sign that the time to meet your baby is approaching. ...Read more

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How long after my baby "drops" would i give birth? Im a first time mom and am 36 weeks along.

How long after my baby "drops" would i give birth? Im a first time mom and am 36 weeks along.

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

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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?

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