How can you tell if your baby is head down? – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889
Baby dropping is when a baby’s head moves lower down into the pelvis ready for labor. It usually happens towards the end of the third trimester of pregnancy.
Also called lightening, baby dropping is a sign that a baby is nearly ready to be born. Before dropping, the baby may rotate, so the back of its head is toward the front of the tummy, head facing down. Then, the baby may drop down into the pelvis.
When the baby has settled in the pelvis, doctors describe it as engaged. This means it is ready for birth.