First Baby Dropping 33wks

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KristyneW - March 13

I went to my appt with my OB at 33wks and he told me the baby had dropped already. I'm 36 weeks now, and this is my first. I heard that first babies usually drop a few weeks before labor... does anyone know or have you heard of the approx. time period for a first baby dropping, until labor? Just curious since it seemed a bit early to be happening! Thanks!

 

megan - May 4

im having my first baby and he has just dropped right down and im 35 weeks. for the past 3 days ive been getting really strong cramps, and im sure ive lost my mucas plug. does any1 know wats going on?

 

kristina - May 4

Some women drop early, some don't drop until they go into labor. They do say that it happens a few weeks before for most though. But with everything else that comes with pregnancy it doesnt necessarily mean anything. Same with the mucus plug. Some women loose that months before labor, some dont loose it at all.

 

Jennifer Obeso - May 13

Hi!! Congradulations! I am in the opposite boat. I am 38 weeks and my little one is not even close. 9 lber!! The Doctor told me the average is 2 to 4 weeks before but some as early as 33 weeks. So, according to her, your right in line! Good luck and congradulations!

 

Maddie - May 16

Could you tell when you dropped?

 

to kristynew - May 17

I had a friend who dropped at 30 weeks, but did not give birth until 43 weeks!

 

cindy - May 25

Engagement, also called lightening or dropping, is when the fetus descends into the pelvic cavity. In first-time mothers, this usually happens two to four weeks before delivery; babies of women who've already had children usually don't engage until labor begins. got the info from babycenter.com and surebaby.com

 

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