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Why Didn't Anybody Tell Me: Baby-to-Be's Head

I coughed and almost peed my pants. It's time for my baby to make its debut. Someone once told me that at the end of pregnancy, there's so much pressure that it feels like your crotch is being dragged across sandpaper. I've reached that stage. There's something so awkward about walking around with your child's head between your legs. I remember having this sensation while expecting my son. He'd stretch and I'd think I was about to deliver. When he measured just shy of 23 inches at birth, I knew I hadn't imagined it. The doctor told me I "dropped" a few weeks ago, but as of this week the baby descended even more, which makes it uncomfortable to sit at certain angles. Some mothers compare this situation to having a softball wedged in their body; how did you describe it?

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