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August 3rd, 2007, 04:07 PM
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I've got a question that's been burning in my mind for some time now, and I thought this would be a good place to ask. What is it that happens to cause or allow the baby to drop? Just wondering!
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August 4th, 2007, 07:25 AM
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hmmm...good question. I don't know the answer to that one. If I had to guess, I'd say that it's the prelabor toning that your uterus does, combined with the softening of the cervix and the thickening of the lower uterine segment and baby getting into a favorable position that allows him to settle into the pelvis.

I do know that you can only count on a baby to drop if you're a first time mom and that after the first one, your baby may not drop until contractions push him/her down into your pelvis.
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August 4th, 2007, 07:57 AM
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That makes sense. I wonder why it usually only happens the first time? I would think it would be more likely after the first. *shrug*
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August 5th, 2007, 12:01 PM
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Jennifer, I've often wonder why it is said that it only happens with first timers too. Someone said to me the other day that it looked like the baby 'dropped' and I nearly laughed out loud!! This is my 9th baby, everything is low! LOL! If he got any lower he'd be between my knees!
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August 5th, 2007, 04:38 PM
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Jennifer, I've often wonder why it is said that it only happens with first timers too. Someone said to me the other day that it looked like the baby 'dropped' and I nearly laughed out loud!! This is my 9th baby, everything is low! LOL! If he got any lower he'd be between my knees![/b]
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August 16th, 2007, 10:52 AM
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Lisa- I feel the same as you! This baby is really low too, it looks like he/she's about to fall out. Then again maybe they say the baby only drops with first timers cuz after that subsequent babies are low right from the start?
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