Pregnancy question

Australia
January 14, 2009 8:33am CST
I am expecting my second baby in a bit over 13 weeks (well if we use the 40 week calendar) anyway.... This pregnancy is nothing like the one with my son which I expect would be no issues there. But I find that I feel the baby a lot lower then what my son was. Every time the baby moves it feels like a hand or a leg is going to pop out thats how low it is. The ultra sound I had few weeks ago was normal (and even then I felt the same). So my question is was it like that with you? was the baby a lot lower the second time and every other after that? I know that the baby is safe and it wont pop out (wish it was that easy)
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@riyasam (16582)
• India
15 Jan 09
during the first delivery,the uterus comes down a little.so,it is but natural,you will feel it a bit lower the second time.i remember,during my second time,i used to feel it very low that i sometimes feared i would suffer from a miscarraige.
• Australia
15 Jan 09
Boy if that is the case after each baby then what if you have more then 2 lets take the lady with 18 kids as an eg. Is her uterus outside her body because thats how I feel if I have another one the uterus will pop out :))))
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@riyasam (16582)
• India
15 Jan 09
i have heard that after repeated nos of pregnanicies,the uterus does come down a bit(due to improper bearing down),this condition is called as prolapse of the uterus.
• Australia
15 Jan 09
Prolapse of the uterus does not happen to everyone I will check it out now.
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@sunshine4 (8710)
• United States
14 Jan 09
Did you mention this to your doctor. I believe that with my second, third and fourth they were all different. I tend to remember the baby going lower earlier with the other children than my first born.
• Australia
15 Jan 09
When I last saw her 6 weeks ago the baby wasnt moving this much and as uncomfortable as it was I didnt pay that much atention to it. But by the time I had my scan I noticed it a lot more and the doctor that did the scan said it was ok. I did expect it to be different this time and boy it is so different but if I have a 3 child it feels like its going to do half of his developing outside of me thats how much different it feels now.
@sunshine4 (8710)
• United States
15 Jan 09
I am sure it is typical, but next time you see the doctor mention it to her. This may be a much quicker delivery for you~ that would be good news:)
• Australia
15 Jan 09
I will let you know as soon as I give birth but knowing my luck it wont be :))))
@Sporks19 (17)
• United States
16 Jan 09
I am currently trying to concieve my second so I can't give you any first had insight. However, my friend is about 30weeks along with her second and she too said she feels like she is carrying much lower with this baby than she was with her first. Her first was a boy as well and this one is a girl so we thought maybe that might have something to do with it. Old wives tales say you carry boys and girls differently. At any rate im not sure there is really a def. answer to this. Just wanted to let you know your not alone! Good Luck & Congrats!
• Australia
17 Jan 09
Good luck with conciving and have fun hope it takes you less time then what it took us. I dont belive that how you carry a baby shows the gender medical studies have shown that. But I love old wives tales last time acording to all of them (I worked with people from all over the world and they all had their old wives tales) I was suposed to have a girl. They had a baby shower for me and even gave me a dress. But I had a boy
@kaka135 (13418)
• Malaysia
15 Jan 09
I have no idea about this, as this is my first time pregnant and I am expecting my baby in about 6 week time later. Perhaps you can go and do the ultrasound scan again, and see if your baby is really low. Or, the doctor will advise you about anything, right? Do you feel any uncomfort when you feel the baby is low? As long as the baby is healthy, then I think it should be fine.
• Australia
15 Jan 09
well they tell me the baby is fine who cares about the mother, right? :))))) I do get a stabing like pain from time to time if I have been on my feet for more then 20-30 min and then the little one gets so active it is very uncomfortable. I am seen my doctor next week so lets see what she sais. So I dint get it are you due to have the baby in 6 weeks or 6 weeks after me????? My baby is due 19th April
@kezabelle (2985)
14 Jan 09
Yes with my second daughter the pregnancy was very different and she often felt very low and really heavy too like she might just pop out (unlikely after being born at 8lb 2oz at 38 weeks she was hardly about to "pop" out lol)
• Australia
15 Jan 09
my point exacly now it feels like it (I say it because we dont want to know what it is) is going to pop up every time I or it moves but then I will have to spend hours to pop it out.
@marisriel (1157)
• Philippines
14 Jan 09
I think I've experienced that too with my second baby when I was more on the later part of my pregnancy. I remember that I felt her movements more on the lower part of my abdomen and sometimes there are annoying kicks on very lower side of my tummy. Yes, I also remember that kind of feeling of yours that maybe a sharper side of the knee or elbow will be piercing on my tummy skin. But it's not painful, it's just uncomfortable feeling that. I guess the baby is moving on those times or changing it's position. Don't be too stressed about it or better yet, just ask your doctor so you will have peace of mind. Also try talking to your baby when he or she does that, sometimes it works.
• Australia
15 Jan 09
I am seen my doctor next week. But in my case it was almost from the start that I felt the baby lower then what my son was. And somethimes its very uncomfortable expecially when I bend and I also get pain somethimes I dont know what this baby is doing. My son talks to the baby all the time even when we are out shoping he would pull my top to talk to the baby (I bet the baby is sick of his voice by now)
@dmrone (751)
• United States
26 Jan 09
It varies with each baby, and with the size of the baby. Besy of luck to you, and may your baby be very healthy.