Posted by: Stacy | 2004/10/21

36 weeks pregnant - tremendous pressure

I am 36 weeks pregnant and for the last day or so it almost feels as if the baby wants to fall out. I have tremendous pressure on my bladded and it is quite painful. Is this normal?

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The head is probably engaging and pressing on your pelvic bones. This is quite normal at this stage.

Best wishes

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Posted by: Stacy | 2004/10/21

Does this mean that the baby will come earlier?

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Posted by: Kippie | 2004/10/21

Unfortunately that is normal. Baby is moving into the birthing chanel. This is usually uncomfortable but will settle down although the pressure feeling will still be there until he/she is born.

Good luck - not far too go!

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Posted by: Marlene | 2004/10/21

Hi Stacy

That sounds very normal to me, baby is getting ready to be born. Relax take things slow. I'm sure your very exited.

Keep Well!!

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