You're coming to the end of your pregnancy, and you've had it with the heartburn and heavy breathing. You've been crossing off the days on your calendar and are counting down until you meet your new baby. But how do you know when your body is getting ready for the main event? If you've had all the heartburn you can take, you probably want to know the signs your baby has dropped.
According to WebMD, as the third trimester of pregnancy comes to a close, the baby will "drop" lower into the pelvis. This process is commonly called "lightening." Some of the signs that lightening has occurred include and less frequent heartburn, easier breathing, and an increased urge to pee.
According to Dr. Sears, most first-time moms will find that their baby drops somewhere around the last two weeks of their pregnancy. With pregnancies after the first, the baby will drop when labor is ready to begin, since the pelvis has already been stretched with the first delivery.
If you're counting down the days until your little one arrives, look for some of these signs that your baby has dropped and that labor will be starting soon. And if he has, enjoy your last few moments alone with your partner on the couch. Things are about to get real.