Quoting BabyGirl 7/17/12:" My question is did you notice when you "dropped"? People have been telling me lately my belly dropped ... [snip!] ... when i get braxton hicks & my stomach tightens up , i can see her whole body .. What would they do if this was the case? "
i know some people feel when they drop, my best friends sister said she felt when her little boy dropped towards the end of her pregnancy. i didnt feel when i did, but lately people have been saying they can see that he's dropped and theres definitely a difference (i dont see it though lol).
ive always had a hard time knowing what im feeling, like i can feel him moving around but when he pushes out against my stomach (which is constantly) i can never tell if its a hand/foot/etc but for the last month the dr has been saying he's head-down now. sometimes he pushes out against both sides of my stomach at once (like, i can see him poking out on the left AND right side together) which made my mom think maybe he turned sideways, but i saw the dr after that and she still says he's head down.
maybe you're just like me and dont know what the hell you're feeling? lol it sucks i wish i could know when its his foot or his hand or what but i have absolutely no idea. when the dr first told me he was head down she took my hands and pushed down where his head is so i could feel his head down there (again, no idea how they can tell its the head cause i just feel SOMETHING but no idea what) and as long as they continue to tell me thats where he is im not concerned.
as far as i know, if baby is NOT in head-down position when you go into labor, they wait a bit like before you actually start pushing to see if he'll turn himself, and if not they try to turn him so you can have a normal vaginal birth. at least, my mom told me when she was pregnant with me i was sideways right up until just before she had to push and the nurses were talking about how one would push against her stomach while another reached up inside and tried to turn me or something. it sounded really painful and unpleasant, luckily i turned properly at the last minute on my own though lol.