Pregnancy Concerns

Lightening

Common during months:

 

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Why This Happens

Towards the end of your pregnancy, your baby will move down into the pelvis to prepare for labor. This is called "engagement", "dropping" or "lightening." Having the baby engaged in the pelvis is not an indicator that you are going into labor.

For some women, the baby does not engage in the pelvis until labor starts.

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