Do you know when the head is engaged?

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  1. lulu

    lulu Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    I had my usual 2 week midwife appointment today.

    My midwife has not been the greatest midwife in the world and I was expecting a lot more from my appointment today.

    She did the usual - blood pressure, urine check etc. They were all fine :D

    When I got up on the bed thingy she was feeling around (which is a little uncomfortable) and she said that there was not a lot of room for baby, and it was quite tight. Apart from that she didnt really say anything else.
    I was expecting her to say stuff like - how the baby was lying, how far down the head was and if it was engaged etc but nothing, so I asked:

    Is the head engaged yet, should it be and would I be able to tell when it was? She gave me an answer that didnt really answer any of it and was so vague I cant even explain what it was now!!!

    She then said well the next time I see you you will be overdue!!! :?
     
  2. lucylou

    lucylou Well-Known Member

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    Hi Lulu,
    I had the exact same thing with my midwife last week, I was expecting her to talk me through everything as I was so close and tell me what to expect but nope, nothing. I asked if the head was engaged and she just replied 'you'd be having contractions if it was' and that was it.

    She has booked me for next Tues which is past my due date which I thought was very strange, thought they would see you every week closer to the time!
    x
     
  3. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

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    That's pants, my midwife is crap too, so not expecting her to tell me anything any more, I see my GP too, and he answers most of my questions.
     
  4. lulu

    lulu Well-Known Member

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    I have not seen my GP since I first found out I was pregnant!

    I have my 'term' appointment at the hospital on thursday, maybe they will be more informative!

    I have read my maternity notes and they dont reveal much either! - well the bits you can read due to the hand writing anyway!!! :wink:
     

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