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What does this mean?? Thunderchunk 2 kids; Mobile, Alabama 11066 posts
13th Nov '12

So I'm laying on the couch watching How I Met Your Mother (<3) with husband. Baby girl's moving around a bunch like she normally does this time of night and all of the sudden she shifts a lot and I feel her really really low, like in my vag low. This was like 30 minutes ago and I still feel her down there. It's not painful, just a huge amount of pressure. I don't remember having this feeling when I was pregnant with my son.
Anyone else have this feeling towards the end of pregnancy? What does it mean? My doctor's appointment is tomorrow morning so I'll definitely ask him then, just wanted to see if anyone else has felt this before.

Ashley; Kenley's Mommy! 1 child; Wisconsin 15117 posts
13th Nov '12

I had that feeling the entire time. She was really low. I always felt kicks and punches to the cervix. I didnt have her early.

. . 1 child; 8462 posts
13th Nov '12

She's now head down. Locked and loaded. Lol

~The Lunar Flower~ Due January 13; 1 child; Alabama 6738 posts
13th Nov '12

Your baby just probably shifted positions. It happened to me at 35 weeks except it was painful. My son went from being transverse to head down

Thunderchunk 2 kids; Mobile, Alabama 11066 posts
13th Nov '12
Quoting Ashley; Kenley's Mommy!:" I had that feeling the entire time. She was really low. I always felt kicks and punches to the cervix. I didnt have her early."


I've had the kicks and jabs down there but this is a bit different. It's like one big ball of pressure in my vag. I've never had this kind of pressure so low before!

Landon's Mommy *+2* Due October 20; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Cincinnati, Ohio 14943 posts
13th Nov '12
Quoting Thunderchunk:" I've had the kicks and jabs down there but this is a bit different. It's like one big ball of pressure in my vag. I've never had this kind of pressure so low before!"


Sounds like she shifted to the "Locked & Loaded" position lol



What position has she been in recently?

Ashley; Kenley's Mommy! 1 child; Wisconsin 15117 posts
13th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Thunderchunk:</b>" I've had the kicks and jabs down there but this is a bit different. It's like one big ball of pressure in my vag. I've never had this kind of pressure so low before!"</blockquote>




I had that as well around 35 weeks. It freaked me out. I went in and theyvsaid the baby was low, head down and she was engaged. I had pressure in both areas.

Thunderchunk 2 kids; Mobile, Alabama 11066 posts
13th Nov '12
Quoting Landon's Mommy *36wks*:" Sounds like she shifted to the "Locked & Loaded" position lol What position has she been in recently?"


Well he didn't check at my last appointment two weeks ago, just checked her heart beat.. but at my appointment 4 weeks ago she was still breach but he said she still had plenty of time to flip. I've been feeling like she's head down lately though. I swear I can feel her butt/back up close to my ribs but I haven't had this kind of pressure before so Idk!

Landon's Mommy *+2* Due October 20; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Cincinnati, Ohio 14943 posts
13th Nov '12
Quoting Thunderchunk:" Well he didn't check at my last appointment two weeks ago, just checked her heart beat.. but at my appointment ... [snip!] ... down lately though. I swear I can feel her butt/back up close to my ribs but I haven't had this kind of pressure before so Idk!"


Could be!! Mallory has gone from transverse, to breech to now oblique, all in the past 5-6 weeks. LITERALLY within the past week is when she moved to oblique. So her head is finally down!! But she is still sideways. I have been feeling her butt by my ribs allll day lol it's funny. I go on Friday for an ultrasound to make sure she's moved more "head down" & if not they are going to turn her (or try to).



Hopefully she has shifted!!!

Thunderchunk 2 kids; Mobile, Alabama 11066 posts
13th Nov '12
Quoting Landon's Mommy *36wks*:" Could be!! Mallory has gone from transverse, to breech to now oblique, all in the past 5-6 weeks. LITERALLY ... [snip!] ... to make sure she's moved more "head down" & if not they are going to turn her (or try to). Hopefully she has shifted!!!"


Definitely! I'll be thinking about y'all and hopefully she's turned on her own. JoJo being breach was part of the reason why I had to have a csection.

Landon's Mommy *+2* Due October 20; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Cincinnati, Ohio 14943 posts
13th Nov '12
Quoting Thunderchunk:" Definitely! I'll be thinking about y'all and hopefully she's turned on her own. JoJo being breach was part of the reason why I had to have a csection."


That was my #1 fear! I do noooot want one. So when she flipped to oblique I was so relieved. However, she could always flip back. HOPEFULLY NOT!! lol

Lana Stewart Due December 23; 1 child; Australia 1 posts
13th Nov '12

My baby did the same on the Nov at 32 weeks, the pressure comes and goes from what i have read its called lightening where bubs drops into the birthing position, the pain can be from the baby's weight/pressure on nerves in your cervix or you could be slowly dilating which can happen weeks before labour. I also have an appointment with my Dr in the morning I will be getting him to check if its dilation or just nerves.

Casey Hensley Due December 13; Kalamazoo, Michigan 7 posts
13th Nov '12

Im having the same problem that just means baby is head down and lock and loaded!!!

Shauna Bauer G 1 child; British Columbia 82 posts
13th Nov '12

I had this feeling since 28 weeks because she has been head down. Im now 36 weeks, still have that feeling but use the ladies room a lot more than before. So I think its normal.

Thunderchunk 2 kids; Mobile, Alabama 11066 posts
13th Nov '12
Quoting Landon's Mommy *36wks*:" That was my #1 fear! I do noooot want one. So when she flipped to oblique I was so relieved. However, she could always flip back. HOPEFULLY NOT!! lol"


Noooo don't flip back baby Mallory! Stay put!!!! lol.