When do babies drop?



Baby dropping takes place just before you give birth. Being a sign of early labor, you should be conscious of other symptoms that may come along too.

The gestation period is usually packed with many processes and encounters, which can be challenging for a new mom. There is a particular period that the shape and position of your baby's tummy change; this is when the baby drops. The baby usually falls few weeks to labor; this should be one of the things to make you conscious of checking out if your delivery plan is well organized. Few weeks to deliver, the woman may seem tired, especially from the weight of the baby and other changes influenced by hormones in the body. The process of the baby dropping indicates that the baby has dropped close to the cervix and is ready to come out should contractions follow.

How do you know that the baby has dropped?

There is no particular movement that you feel in your body as the baby drops. What you tend to experience is pelvic pain since the baby causes pressure around the pelvic area. This is why you find most women going through the 'penguin walk' during this period because the pressure causes you to part your legs more for comfort.

Is baby dropping a sign of early labor?

Baby dropping should make you more prepared for labor if you were not; this is because the baby dropping process suggests that the baby is due and ready to be delivered when it's time.

Early labor signs that you should be knowledgeable about

•    Water breaking
This is one of the most crucial signs of premature labor and mostly happens after other symptoms. Should the water damage when you are still at home, you should call for emergency medical attention. After water breaking, the body is positioned to experience baby cramps and start pushing the baby out.

•    Frequent contractions
Pregnant women are usually advised to monitor contraction. Should you realize the change in speed and the time that they last, you should be rushing to the hospital for delivery. Contractions are experienced differently; you can feel pain in your womb and constant pain in your back. You are supposed to rub your back to ease the pain; rubbing your stomach would lead to more complications.

•    Cramps and increased back pains
Cramps are usually felt to suggest that the baby is ready to come out; this is only after you have dilated enough. Rubbing your back and taking certain drinks only prescribed by the doctor can help ease the contractions? Monitoring the cramps, too, is essential because you could be experiencing false labor and end up going to the hospital in vain.

•    Diarrhea
When approaching delivery, experiencing diarrhea should not be assumed to be a result of poor digestion. As a result of the pressure exerted on the uterus, you may experience loose bowel movements that increase when you are about to give birth. However, talking water may help contain diarrhea before you seek medical help.

Baby dropping usually takes place a few weeks before delivery; the process shows that the baby is ready for delivery. Taking note of other labor signs should get you prepared for delivery.