When should your bump drop?
May 19, 2014 2:52PM
Just wondering when your bump drops?
Jun 19, 2011 6:01PM
I think.....when your baby starts to engage, im 37+6 and 3/5ths engaged and mine has just recently dropped slightly
Jun 20, 2011 6:05AM
I had quite a high bump and its starting to drop quite a bit and everyone i know is noticing and commenting on it. Then i read its when the head starts to engage, but im only 27+3, does this mean my baby might come early?
Jun 20, 2011 1:35PM
I am 38+5, baby is 3/5 engaged but everyone keeps saying how high my bump is and I have not noticed any changes in it dropping although to be honest, I am not entirely sure what happens when it 'drops' as I feel so huge and firm that I can't see where it can possible move to!?
Has anyone got any before and after 'dropping' photos to share????
Jun 20, 2011 1:44PM
Try not to panic Emma, yes your bump will 'drop' slightly once baby starts to engage for delivery but it can also change size and position slightly with baby shifting position in your womb. As 'flutterbump' enjoys laying transverse across my pelvis, my bump always feels low down with my bladder feeling ready to burst everytime I stand.
Jun 20, 2011 2:33PM
Mine never did! X
Jun 20, 2011 3:44PM
Your bump dropping has very little relevance to when you will deliver, my sister dropped very early at about 29 weeks and her baby was right in her pelvis, she delivered at 41+2. My bump didn't drop at all until after my waters had gone and my baby was born at 38 exactly x
Jun 20, 2011 4:15PM
it doesnt have to niticable drop, some women carry high until the end, with my first i dropped ay 34 weeks and he came at 38+6, this time i dropped at about 36 weeks x
May 19, 2014 2:52PM
People say I'm carrying low... Dont think I could cope if my bump got any lower!
Mar 13, 2019 9:59AM
Colic & reflux! Help!
Hi all! My LO is 3 weeks & 1 day. Around 11 days ago, I recognised signs of colic and my HV confirmed she believed he was suffering with colic too. It always began at 9pm for a few hours. We changed baby bottles and began giving him Infacol. We noticed a slight improvement but he was still screaming! We battled on as Infacol takes a while to work. Sunday evening he began crying at 6pm and it carried on all night and at 10:30am on Monday, I took him to the doctors, still crying and screaming 😭. The minute the doctor called us, he fell asleep. She thinks he also has reflux so gave us infant gaviscon. She recommended us trying Colic cow & gate also. So, we began with Gaviscon and started Colief instead (the dr didn’t rate Infacol).. with the new milk and he slept wonderfully! The bout of colic that evening lasted 20 mins and that was it! Next night (last night), it came back with a vengeance. He’s screamed all night, he’s refused milk, he’s drank the odd 2oz here and there, he’s straining and crying, his legs and arms are wild, he eventually managed a poo which was brown and sticky! 💩 it’s now 10am and he has finally fallen asleep - in my arms. Ive booked him in with a chiropractor as I’ve heard great things and I’m still using colic bottles and Colief.. please can someone offer any advice. I’m at a total loss. I’ve not slept in a fortnight and I really can’t watch him in agony until this stops - in a few months time 😳😩