Baby head down: A sign of labor

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Having a baby is the best experience that human can ever have. Especially when you are a mother. The amazing feeling of having another life inside you can’t be described by any word. A child’s birth is probably the most important event of every family. And I’m sure that parents, especially new couples will definitely want to know when will their babies are born. One of the most noticeable sign is when your baby head down. This repositioning is to prepare for your child to say his (or her) first hello to the world. But not many people know how to tell the different. So how can you tell if your baby is head down?

Here are some tips for you:

Baby head down

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Touch the lower part of your belly, if you feel something round and soft it should be the baby’s bottom, but if it is something hard and round it could be the baby’s head. In this case, your baby is head down and ready to make his (or her) entrance.

If you no longer feel pain at the part near the ribs area anymore, instead, the pain move to the lower belly part near the pelvis then your baby is head down.

One of the most noticeable sign is that you feel your baby kicks high and near the ribs area. It is because your baby is head down and his (or her) legs has switched place with the head.

You can ask your partner to listen to the baby heartbeat. If they are at a lower position than before then your baby is head down.

How to help your baby head down:

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Although there is also a high chance that your baby will head down during your labor but you can help yourself by doing this. Crawl on the floor with your front part of the body heads down and your belly heads up. Do this each 5 minutes for about 30 minutes a day. This will help the baby to head down easier. Remember to avoid doing this too much because it could do more harm than good to your baby. Or you can try to sleep on your belly with cushion for support. And you shouldn’t put your legs up while lying because your baby will move to the posterior position.

Whatever you do, you shouldn’t freak out in this stage. Just keep calm and everything will be just fine.

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