Monday, December 8, 2008

Dropping

As with most parts of pregnancy, there are always exceptions and variations for each individual. I have been thinking that because the baby hasn't "dropped" (also called lightening) into position lower in my pelvis, that the baby will be hanging out a bit longer. Not necessarily.

Usually in first pregnancies lightening happens 2-4 weeks before delivery. However, a first-time mother could "drop" 4 weeks before due date and deliver 2 weeks "late" or go into labor without dropping at all. Another reminder that the baby controls its destiny and arrival - I'm just along for the ride! : )