3rd Trimester

If you carry really low early/baby drops early does that mean baby will come early?

I'm just curious, not in a rush. I was visiting family this weekend and everyone's comments went something like "Wow, baby is sooo low already! I bet you'll have baby early. There's no way baby will hang in there too much longer." Do I have something to be worried about? When the doctor feels baby's head she pushes hard and wiggles really low on top of my vag kind of (I don't know how else to explain it.)

Re: If you carry really low early/baby drops early does that mean baby will come early?

  • My baby has been low the whole time. My dr. said last week that she could feel the head. But I'm still here.
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  • I'm sorry I don't know the answer but I have often wondered the same thing. LO has stayed pretty low throughout this whole pregnancy so far. She is rarely above my belly button (I swear she is going to push it out) and it just looks like I have a huge gut???

    Is this what your belly is like too??

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    Don't worry. You never know, but they say most 1st pregnancies aren't early. Besides you are pretty close to term, should there be something to worry about, your doctor would let you know. Sometimes babies are just carried low. People just like to speculate about pregnancy, that way if they do happen to be right they can say they knew it all along.

     

  • It means nothing at all according to my Dr. Although I carried DD really low, and she was a week and a half early.

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  • I have been carrying low the whole time and I am still here!  Hopefully not much longer though!!

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  • im carrying what i seem is low, most of her kicks and pokes and stuff are lower on me, belly button area or just a little higher, i donno everyone woman carries different so i dont think it means you will go into labor  early.

     

    i can totally relate to the pushing of the belly button seems every time i look at my now outtie it looks bigger and bigger, oh how i cant wait to have my good ol innie back!

  • My doc said that some people just generally carry lower than others....but it's not a bad thing by any means. I dropped A LOT around 35 weeks...I was told at 37 week appt they could feel her head...but nothing new for me.
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    I'm sorry I don't know the answer but I have often wondered the same thing. LO has stayed pretty low throughout this whole pregnancy so far. She is rarely above my belly button (I swear she is going to push it out) and it just looks like I have a huge gut???

    Is this what your belly is like too??

    Well, it makes my torso look extra long and it's lower where I have a big, round, hard basketball-like shape! LOL. I normally have a really deep belly button so it's hanging in there... but getting pretty darn shallow. If I had my camera near me I'd upload a pic --- I have a pic from 2 days ago that shows what I'm talking about pretty well!
  • I carried extremly low with my son and he was born at 38 weeks...this baby is much higher and at 40 weeks I'm still going. I don't think it has anything to do with carrying low or high though?  2 weeks ago at my internal the nurse could feel the babies head and 2 weeks later I am still preggo!
  • Do you look like you've smuggled a basketball under your shirt?

    This is how I've been the whole pregnancy and we're having a boy (as far as we know unless that was a third leg on the u/s).  Your LO is getting engaged and ready to come out but who knows when he/she'll make their grand entrance.

     Wishing you the best!

  • this is my 3rd and Always carry EXTREMLY low. people start commenting early on for me how low i arry adn that i wont make it to my due date, well both my first 2 were late! lol and im lower then low, and im still waiting for #3! so sorry it means nothing . i wish it did. im so low my belly kinda hangs down.lol 50/50 shot at being early! GL!
  • I've carried very low and dropped at 32 weeks. Due on Saturday with no signs of labor.

  • A one-word answer to your question: NO!

    My baby dropped around 36/37 weeks, causing many coworkers and strangers to remark that I would not make it to my due date.  As of last Thursday, she's at 0 station, I'm 4 cm dilated, 100% effaced, and most definitely not in labor.

    I'm now 40 weeks and 5 days, and I definitely made the mistake of believing all these people who "assured" me I wouldn't go til my due date. I know it's good if baby drops down and it's good that your body gets ready in advance, but it's no guarantee. 

    (Also, people tell me "only boys drop that low"....yeah, right. My baby girl gets low with the best of them!) 

  • I dropped noticably around 35 weeks and a little more again around 36.5 weeks.  I'm still here and have had no cervical change since 37 weeks.  I hope you get what ever outcome you are hoping for though.
  • I carried extremely low with DS.  He was born at 40w2d.  I'm carrying very low with this LO as well, and don't anticipate going early.  It really doesn't mean a thing. 
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