Symptoms of a Baby Embedding in Pregnancy

If the pregnancy continues its natural process without shocks, towards the eighth month, from the 33rd or 34th week approximately and until the moment of delivery, the process will take place whereby the baby is placed little by little in the pelvis until “Fit in ”, the common term for this action of the fetus, key to preparing for delivery. What is frequent, and what is recommended, is that the head is the part that is first placed in the pelvis and opens the way in the delivery, but the opposite can also occur, that the baby is placed on the breech, fitting this part of the body into the socket of your mom's pelvic bone

The main symptom that indicates that the baby has wedged in is the descent of the tummy. You will have heard women with experience in pregnancies, their own or someone else's, talk about "that woman is close to giving birth because her belly is very low.". Well, this is exactly what happens when the fetus is placed in the final phase of pregnancy, and it is logical that being fully formed and weighing several kilos, your new intrauterine position is noticed. In fact, as we already explained in the text that we dedicate to it, it is one of the few causes related to the fetus that involve a specific shape of the belly. 

Main symptoms

Internally, a symptom that only the future mother can feel and is related to the fact that the baby has embedded itself in her pelvis, is the feeling of relief over the diaphragm. When the pregnancy progresses and the baby has not yet been placed, it is common for a sensation of suffocation to occur, or failing that of indulgence, as if the food was always very high and did not go down. This may be due to the pressure of the uterus and the fetus on this part of the body, pressure that relaxes with the change in position antepartum. 

However, not all of it is good news, because of course, if the fetus is still inside the belly, the normal thing is that this pressure does not disappear, but changes point. And indeed this is the case. Now pressure is shifted to the bladder and perineal area, It can even cause cramps or pinching in the area, and an almost permanent urge to urinate. In addition, low pressure can also complicate an action as basic as walking, since the body's center of gravity is slightly affected and the weight is more noticeable when moving. 

Preparation for childbirth

In the same way that we have explained different clues that may be indicating that the baby has wedged in, it may also be the case, although it is not so common, that the fetus does so without the pregnant woman noticing. In these cases, the gynecologist will confirm it both in the last ultrasound and in subsequent scans, imminent on the date marked as "account discharge". 

In any case, that the baby fits is always good news, especially if it is done face-to-face, since it will have a part of the way already traveled and that can only bring positive news for the delivery.

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