2/5 engaged, how are you all getting on?

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  1. Okaasan

    Okaasan Well-Known Member

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    I guess this is for 1st timers mainly as I heard it's not so usual for baby to engage long before birth (or at all) 2nd time round...

    It's felt like she's been tunnelling out for the last week or 2 and midwife's just confirmed that she's 2/5 engaged, which apparently means that she can only feel 2/5 (finger widths) of the head. The NCT site says 1/5 or 2/5 are generally considered fully engaged which is a bit of an eye-opener :shock: no wonder I'm waddling now!

    Only 34 weeks so prepared for uncomfortable times ahead! I feel like... well, I feel like i've got a baby's head jammed into my pubic bits. There's not really a better way to describe it! :think:
     
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    I feel like my bump has dropped over the last couple of days and there is more pressure down below- will see what the midwife has to say when I see her on Friday
     
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    She wasnt engaged 2 weeks ago but I have a feeling babys head is engaging and ive been getting some pretty sharp pains down there, more pressure and SPD is loaaads worse.... we shall see on thursday :)
     
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    i'll be finding out tomo. I was told two weeks ago her head had moved into my pelvis and over the last two weeks she has def dropped even more :D
     
  5. Okaasan

    Okaasan Well-Known Member

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    All replies from the 34 week gang :wave: how are you ladies feeling? I'm a bit creaky with the old SPD and keep waking up completely at 4am-ish but otherwise can't complain, she's a bit of a heavy lump these days but that's just growing properly.

    Glad the toughest weeks will be over christmas to take my mind off it!
     
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    I'm due tomorrow and my mw has just confirmed that I am only 1/5 engaged. Still 4/5 to go. :(

    I've been feeling like I waddle really bad......what will I be like if/when he finally decides to fully engage? xxx
     
  7. Beatlesfan

    Beatlesfan Well-Known Member

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    Hi Anne Marie

    As far as I am aware 1/5 engaged is pretty much there! If baby is 5/5 engaged they are nowhere near being fully engaged. Here is article
    http://www.preg.info/pages/notes1213.pdf

    So your baby is more ready than you think!

    my baby was 3/5 engaged 2 weeks ago and I was told 4/5 yesterday :-(
    This baby really doesn't want to come out!

    BF x
     
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    Beatlesfan Well-Known Member

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    http://www.babyexpert.com/chatroom/topic/6790

    Just found this thread on another forum - it seems that palpable and engaged mean the opposite so opposite measurements are used!!! Confusing or what.

    In which case 4/5 palpable for me will mean 1/5 engaged????

    Bizarre - I wish I had known this yesterday so I could have confirmed with the midwife/dr on what exactly the meaurement meant.

    BF x :think:
     

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