Did My Baby Drop? Here's How Pregnant Moms Can Tell! by Dr. Kimi Suh

Did My Baby Drop? Here's How Pregnant Moms Can Tell!

One of the things people ask when a woman is getting close to her pregnancy due date is, “Did the baby drop?” This can be confusing, especially for a pregnant first-time mom. Your baby dropping is usually referring to when a baby is getting ready to be born, head down and low. What are some possible signs?

  • You may find yourself having to go to the bathroom more often since Baby’s head is putting more pressure on your bladder.
  • You also may feel like you're waddling more since Baby’s position can be difficult for your gait.
  • The good news is it’s easier to breathe because your lungs now have more room.

Also called lightening, it can start as early as a few weeks before labor actually begins, especially in first pregnancies. Call your doctor with any questions or concerns you may have. 

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