First Pregnancy Vs Second Plus

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ashley - June 4

Why is it you "drop" (lightening) with the first baby a few weeks before the birth of the baby and not until labor with the second plus???? I am carrying so low and the baby's head is already down and apparently in the pelvis and the pressure is tremendous. I feel like he is going to fall out and it hurts to walk! Any body else having this? By the way I had an internal last week because i was having lots of cramping and what looked to be a loss of my mucous plug..and the baby's head was so low she had a hard time feeling the cervix.

 

ashley - June 4

any body know??

 

Emily - June 5

hey ash, I have no clue, but I seem to oposite of that. With my first I droped the week I delivered and this time ,like you, the baby is so low, it hurts to walk. I have to pee every ten minutes, and at my last appointment, while my cerivx was still relitively high, the baby's head was right there. The doctor said he could feel it. My cervix was also soft and 1 cm dilated if you remember......I am curious as to other woman's experience with second or third children also to compare notes....

 

julesnac - June 5

i had that with my first, now 25w with second. i carried my first low the whole time and he dropped once 2 months before, once 1 month before and yet again (honest!) 1 week before. i also thought i lost my mucous plug very slowly over weeks, but no one ever confirmed nor denied this so i'm really not sure. i had enormous pressure that hurt starting 2 months before. turns out most of it was because he was posterior. i suggest some exercise as awful as that sounds. some yoga position can help the baby move to take pressure of those sensitive areas. good luck!

 

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