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What can I try to help my baby drop? The Great Barbino 1 child; Florida 1968 posts
11th Jan '08

Ok so almost 3 weeks ago I posted a bulletin about my due date being off. Today I had another appt. and the doc said he's measuring 39 weeks now. Mind you i'm only "technically" 36. We had gone by the last "period" but in actuality it wasn't one. But the doctors keep reassuring me that they are correct!The period before would put me at Jan 18th as my due date. And I would be 40 weeks next friday (the 18th). They doc just keeps telling me oh he'll just be a big baby. So now i'm praying he will come before Feb 7th or else I will have a gigantic baby and will possibly have to have a c-section. I really want the experience of having my child vaginally. And to top that off he has not dropped yet...SO back to my initial question. What can I do to help him drop? I know walking can help, i've been doing that for the past week and other ideas?? If I carry him to and possibly past his due date he will be at gestation 43/44 weeks! HELP ME!!!

Cherish Melody 5 kids; Amarillo, Texas 2703 posts
11th Jan '08

long long walks!

.|.. Beverly Hills, California 72000 posts
11th Jan '08

idk if anything will help them drop..... walking and sex will soften your cervix, but he'll come down on his own

waitinonababy 2 kids; Georgia 2695 posts
11th Jan '08

Ummm.. Labor would mean, sex, pineapple, walking, some kind of raspberry leaf tea.. Ummm, thats all Ive heard about. Or maybe you could just ask him very nicely to come out.

Ashlee♥ TTC since Oct 2014; 3 kids; Puyallup, WA, United States 68206 posts
11th Jan '08

Walking and some more walking.Go to the mall.lol

Mommy2022 34 kids; Applewood, Pa, United States 9644 posts
11th Jan '08

He really wont drop untill he is ready to come out. There is nothing you can do to make him drop.

The Great Barbino 1 child; Florida 1968 posts
11th Jan '08
Quoting waitinonababy:
The Great Barbino 1 child; Florida 1968 posts
11th Jan '08

I've heard about the tea...and def. about the sex! I just told my boyfriend that we will have sex EVERY day no exceptions! And he couldn't be happier! LOL

Iriel ~iyanna's mommie~ 1 child; Houston, Texas 2867 posts
11th Jan '08
Quoting Gio's Mommy!:
goingon #4 4 kids; Mississippi 3 posts
11th Jan '08

In the classes i took 2 kids ago they told me about a pressure point that is three inches above your ankle on the inside that helps you go into labor. if you can get someone to rub on it for you it may help.

mammab1203 1 child; West Virginia 1010 posts
11th Jan '08

I'm in the same boat as you. I'm not sure my LMP was actually a period since it was a day or two of spotting. So I could be due Jan 18 OR Feb 7 ... or good Lord,somewhere in between! Basically, I know I'm considered full term right now..... and she should come somewhere between now and a month from now. She'll come when she's ready. Of course, the doc and I had a talk and he said that if I have my heart set on having a January baby, then we can schedual it. LoL Baby will come out when he's ready.... whether tomorrow or next month.

The Great Barbino 1 child; Florida 1968 posts
12th Jan '08
Quoting mammab1203:
mammab1203 1 child; West Virginia 1010 posts
12th Jan '08
Quoting Gio's Mommy!:
The Great Barbino 1 child; Florida 1968 posts
12th Jan '08
Quoting mammab1203: