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About when in preganancy should the baby start dropping and moving into position?

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Answered 2006-12-14 10:17:13

With a first baby it may start to drop at around 36 weeks. Second and subsequent babies may not drop until you go into labor. I am a midwife and once looked after a first time Mum who at term at 1pm was examined and the baby was laying transverse (crossways), at 4pm her husband came and said she was contracting, the baby was head down and it was born at 6.30pm. The third trimester of pregnancy generally spans weeks twenty-eight through forty, though healthy babies may be born a bit sooner or later. During the third trimester, continuing growth and development in the mother and fetus cause many changes to occur. When the mother reaches the third trimester, she should begin preparing for labor. As the body readies for birth, a woman

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