When the fetus descends into the pelvic cavity. In first-time mothers, usually occurs two to four weeks before delivery; women who have already givenbirth usually don't lighten until they begin labor.
Also called ‘engagement', is the repositioning of the baby lower in the pelvis, sometimes referred to as ‘dropping'. This can occur up to several weeks before the onset of labor.
This occurs when a fetus positions itself lower in the pelvic cavity during the last few weeks of pregnancy.
The repositioning of the baby lower in the pelvis; this usually occurs several weeks before the onset of labor
Term used to define when the baby and uterus drops down into the pelvis (usually two to three weeks before birth).
descent of the uterus into the pelvic cavity that occurs late in pregnancy; the fetus is said to have dropped
The repositioning of a baby lower in the pelvis that usually occurs several weeks before the onset of labor.
Dropping of the fetus deeper into the pelvis in the weeks prior to birth
The dropping or descent of the presenting part of the baby into the pelvis; can occur 2-3 weeks before labor begins or sometime right before or during labor.
The term used the describe the dropping of the fetus lower into the pelvis a few weeks before labor. This puts pressure on many internal organs and may cause discomfort.
When the baby "drops" in preparation for delivery. See also Engagement.
the last stage of pregnancy when the baby's head moves into the birth canal. Usually happens after 37 weeks.
Also known as dropping, lightening is when the fetusÂ descends into the pelvic cavity in preparation for delivery. In first pregnancies, the baby often drops two to four weeks before delivery; in subsequent pregnancies, dropping often does not occur until labor.
The sensation the mother feels when the baby “drops” down or gradually settles into the pelvis.
The time when the baby descends into the pelvic cavity in preparation for birth. Also known as engagement.
The feeling of decreased abdominal pressure during the last few weeks of pregnancy caused by the uterus dropping into the pelvis.
Late in pregnancy, a feeling of lessened pressure on the upper abdomen as the fetus moves down into the pelvis. Once a baby "drops," it becomes easier for the mother-to-be to breathe, but pressure on her bladder is increased.