Does engagement affect labour?

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  1. NIE

    NIE Well-Known Member

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    Hi mummy's :wave:

    My wee star is only 1/5 engaged and I was wonderng if this means that labour will be more painful or last longer.

    Could this also be a sign that I'll have to wait longer for labour to start naturally or that I might have to wait longer to be induced. xx
     
  2. Squiglet

    Squiglet Well-Known Member

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    Pssf.... I was checked out by the midwife on the Thursday before I went into labour with Tia on the Sunday... and she wasn't even engaged, not even 1/5... :roll: my labour was all over and done with (including all the pre labour stuff) in under 9 hours.. I did have my induction booked for the following week and I was overdue.... but then there are lots of mums here who were overdue and fully engaged.

    I had no labour symptoms what so ever right up until the morning of her birth. Maybe thats why though? :think:
     
  3. trixipaws

    trixipaws Well-Known Member

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    idk but millie never fully engaged until i was already in labour. i gave birth on my due date and my labour was quite fast- i was first examined at 5cm and 4 hours later was holding my baby :)
     
  4. NIE

    NIE Well-Known Member

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    That sounds good to me. I'll go with that for a labour. :cheer:
     
  5. NIE

    NIE Well-Known Member

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    I love hearing great birth tales like this. :D
     
  6. NIE

    NIE Well-Known Member

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    It's good to get some reassurance from mums. Thanks :hug:

    I was ever so worried about the labour being much more painful and longer than average.

    Thanks for putting my mind at ease. xxx
     

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