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    I have got the benefit of joining lamaze classes through Dr. Tulika in India. I am currently in my 38th week and haven't yet experienced lightening. As this is my first pregnancy, I am little worried about the same. Would appreciate if you can tell me some exercise/posture that will help me deliver my baby normally.

    Awaiting your revrtal at the earliest.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Sachin Narang

    Archived User

    For some women, the baby does not engage in the pelvis until labor starts. Don't worry too much. Having "dropped" or not "dropped" doesn't change when your baby will be ready to be born. I never noticed any lightening with any of my children (4 of them).

    Have a wonderful labor!

    Henci Goer

    Maria's post says it all.

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