10 Early Signs of Labor

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Early Sign #2: Baby Shifts Position

As the time approaches for the big day, the baby will shift its position in the womb to make it better prepared for the exit. Ideally the baby will position him/herself head down. As labor approaches the baby will also sit lower into the abdomen which is termed dropping or lightening. This can happen as soon as four weeks before birth; however, in first time mothers dropping typically occurs as the time for labor becomes closer.

This can cause the patient to urinate more frequently because the baby is now pushing against the bladder. The patient is also likely to be waddling more than they were before. This movement is not without its positives, however, because less pressure on the lungs means that the patient can also often breathe easier.

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