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March 23rd, 2009, 02:05 PM
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I have had so many people making comments like "you are carrying low, you probably will deliver before due date!" Or something like "both of my kids I was carrying low and they both came 3 weeks early!" Do you think it is true? Do you know people or maybe delivered yourself early after having your belly really low?
We are moving April 5th to Cincinnati, April 11th is my shower i Cleveland(hubby's family lives there) baby is due May 11, and if 'predictions' will come true it won't be too long after my shower that I go into labor....I developed a feeling that I will have a baby earlier after all the comments...
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March 23rd, 2009, 02:13 PM
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Interesting, I have never heard that. I am carrying low, but thought it was just cause I am tall with a long torso. I will be curious to see what the ladies here say
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March 23rd, 2009, 03:12 PM
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it can have an impact, but it often doesn't as well. Unfortunatly- not a good predictor!
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March 23rd, 2009, 03:52 PM
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Not necessarily. I swear my DD was in between my lungs, as high as she could possibly get, and I still went 2 1/2 wks early. I don't think that position is necessarily a good indicator. By that reasoning I should have gone 2 wks late instead.
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March 23rd, 2009, 05:10 PM
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I can see why people would think that but I dont think its true.
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March 23rd, 2009, 05:11 PM
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I don't really know.Sometimes I think people just make these things up so they will have things to say. But of course some wives tales are true too, so it's tough to say!
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March 23rd, 2009, 06:24 PM
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I did some searching in my midwifery texts, and it can positively impact labor time, but not necessarily.
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March 23rd, 2009, 07:49 PM
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I carried low with both of mine and never went early. I had never heard that though.
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March 23rd, 2009, 08:28 PM
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It worked in my case. I carried low with DS and then he dropped at 32w.... I had him at 36w. I have been carrying right in the middle with Oliver and he dropped last week.... guess we'll see where that leads. I never heard it as any indication when the baby will come though.
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March 23rd, 2009, 08:41 PM
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I "dropped" at 35 weeks with Phelix and had him at 39+5, with noah is was 34-35 weeks and I had him 41+2
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March 24th, 2009, 04:42 AM
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I don't think its true.
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March 24th, 2009, 04:49 AM
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I don't think so - I've had pretty much every sign of labor over the last month, including dropping and have not gone into labor yet. I have a feeling we will be right on time :-)
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March 24th, 2009, 04:58 AM
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I carried low with my son but never dropped fully until I went into labor and I had him at 41 weeks 2 days. I agree that it probably doesn't have much impact but you never know.
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March 24th, 2009, 07:24 AM
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I dropped around 35 weeks and she still stayed in there till almost 43 weeks. I am low this time as well. though not dropped of course. lol
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