How to Predict When Your Baby Will Drop?
If you are wondering how to predict when your baby will drop, then read on. If not, well I guess it’s time for you to get out of bed! Let me explain why you shouldn’t have any doubts about the above statement. Here is what experts say:
1) There is no scientific evidence that shows that predicting when your baby will drop is possible or useful.
2) Prediction of when babies will drop is not only useless but dangerous.
3) Most of the times, the baby doesn’t even show signs of having dropped yet.
So don’t worry if you haven’t seen anything yet. You might still see something later!
The first point is true because there isn’t any scientific evidence that shows that predicting when your baby will drop is possible or useful. However, this doesn’t mean that it’s impossible to do so!
Experts claim that the reason why prediction of when baby will drop is so difficult is due to many reasons. One of them being the fact that it depends on many factors such as the mother’s health, her age, her weight gain during pregnancy, etc.
Another factor which makes it hard to predict when baby will drop is the fact that there are several things which may influence this event. For example, some women may experience a miscarriage before they actually show signs of having dropped their babies.
Such women may have dropped their babies long before they actually experienced any contractions or went into labor.
But then again, even if you do experience contractions or go into labor, this doesn’t automatically mean that the baby has dropped. There are several instances in which women experience these things even when their babies haven’t dropped yet.
So how can you tell if the baby has dropped?
One of the most common ways of telling is by doing a vaginal exam. In fact, your doctor or midwife may have to do this in order to verify that the baby has indeed dropped.
The video below shows what happens during a vaginal exam.
Other signs that are commonly experienced by mothers include: difficulty in walking and difficulty in putting on one’s underwear. For some women, it can also be very uncomfortable to sit for long periods of time.
So what exactly happens during the time when your baby is dropping?
Well, it’s actually a very simple process which takes less than a minute. The baby doesn’t really go anywhere or do anything complicated; rather it’s the pelvic bone which moves to allow the baby to pass through. This can also be quite painful for some women and it’s also normal for some women not to feel any pain at all.
As for the baby, this is probably the only time when it is least vulnerable to any kind of risk. However, it is highly recommended that you don’t attempt to induce this process yourself.
There have been cases of women going to give themselves a pelvic exam which has resulted in them causing harm to themselves or even their babies.
The important thing to remember is that your body knows what to do and when to do it. It is best to just let your body take its course and everything will work itself out.
So now that you know what happens, you should be able to tell if the baby has dropped or not.
What other signs do you experience? What do you think of when you think about pregnancy?
Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Sources & references used in this article:
Predictive analytics: The power to predict who will click, buy, lie, or die by E Siegel – 2013 – books.google.com
How should we define postnatal growth restriction in preterm infants? by C Zozaya, C Diaz, MS de Pipaon – Neonatology, 2018 – karger.com
How can psychology contribute to the free will debate by S Nichols – Are we free? Psychology and free will, 2008 – books.google.com