During the final stage of pregnancy, a women will experience a condition called “dropping”. That is when the baby is ready to make his (her) grand entrance to the world. This is it, the moment that every members of your family have been waiting for is finally here. But how to know when your baby has dropped and how to deal with it? Well take it easy, I’m here for you.
What is it?
The “dropping” is one of the very first sign that you are ready for labor. It usually happen on the last 4 weeks of pregnancy. Your baby will drop from the normal position to the lower part of the uterus. The mother should realize this to prepare for labor soon.
Signs that show the baby has dropped:
Belly looks smaller – The baby will change his (her) sleeping position from horizontal to lying straight with the head at the bottom.
Your breathing is easier – Since the baby has changed his (her) position so the ribs area will be free and you can breathe easier because there are more space for your lungs to work.
Eating better – when
the baby has dropped, the pressure on your stomach are lessen and you’ll be able to eat more.
Urinating more – In the third trimester, you’ll go to the bathroom more frequently, but even more when your baby has dropped. The baby dropping will increase pressure on your bladder, therefore make you feel like going to bathroom.
Backaches get worst – This will change the center of gravity inside your body, make your back suffer more pressure and cause backache.
Hard to close your legs – Since the baby is in such position, it is difficult for the mother to close her legs because the baby is stuck between them.
How to deal with?
First, when you see these sign, you should ask the doctor for advice. If he confirm that the baby is dropping, cancel everything that you are doing and just rest. Ask your partner to prepare everything for you. You should go to the hospital just in case the baby want to get out early. If he (she) doesn’t, don’t go home just stay at the hospital and listen to the doctor. Be patience, you will be parents in no time.