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When does baby typically drop and what does it feel like? Will you know?
Also what exactly are BH like, i have no idea if I have had them. My stomach gets hard sometimes but thats all.
If your whole ute gets hard it's probably a BH. Just one part is probably movement. I have had BH that I only know because of the hardness, some that are mildly uncomfortable, and some that are even a bit painful.
I know that when i started to drop a bit, I got some more round ligament pain, and I can definitely feel a whole lot more pressure and lightening crotch. You belly will also look visibly lower.
The baby can drop weeks before labor, or I've read even over a month. My midwife told me after it first started that she was likely to go up and down several times. I think some moms don't 'drop' until the baby is starting to descend during labor.
The dropping thing is likely a "different for everyone" scenario. I didn't notice it happen, but I realized I had dropped when I stopped getting acid reflux at night, and my daytime heartburn was considerably less intense. I look like I'm carrying just a tad lower, but I don't have a lot of pelvic pressure. I do get more consistent "lightning crotch" though. That's pleasant.
As for BH, I've been feeling them since 17 weeks, so we're old friends. It just feels like your whole uterus is tight and hard. They're starting to take my breath away now that I'm bigger.