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