Head engaged

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  1. MrsG

    MrsG Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,

    Have just been midwife and she has said that the babys head is really low. she has put in my notes 2/5 engaged.

    what exactly does that mean?? is it that the head is 2/5 into the pelvis and 3/5 free or is the head is 3/5 into the pelvis and she can feel 2/5 free????? or have I totally misunderstood this??

    I was 4/5 last time so im a tad confused? Help!
     
  2. michelle82

    michelle82 Well-Known Member

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    I think that it should mean that the head is 2/5ths free which is classed as engaged. Which would tie in with what she has said. Hopefully not long left for you now!
     
  3. melhoney

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    I think so as well, as the number descreases: from 4 to 2.

    When I last saw my mw, she only wrote engaged, without any number!!! whereas the previous time, she had written 4/5...all this is very confusing, I wish they were all doing the same thing, and explaining it to us! :roll:

    Hope you are ok, and baby decides to come soon :)

    Mel xx
     
  4. MrsG

    MrsG Well-Known Member

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    thanks to you both. It makes much more sense to me now.

    Im all ready so dont really mind when the baby decides to arrive. knowing my luck he/she will be two weeks late! serve me right for being so organised. :)
     
  5. lisa31

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    Lol Mrs G - I too have been really organised and everyone keeps telling me my baby will be early cos I am carrying really low - but I have this awful feeling I will go over two weeks and have to be induced - arghghghghghg.

    My baby is head down but not yet engaged. Far too laid back like her daddy no doubt!

    L x
     
  6. fayebalina

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    I think im the other way.....my notes say relation to the brim and at last check LO was 3/5ths which the mw said meant that his head was in my pelvis to about his ears! 2/5ths is considered engaged apparently???
    Its all so confusing!
     
  7. Guest

    I think it means what Faybalina says, that's how most midwives record it these days to keep it consistent.
    So last time your midwife could feel 4/5 of the babies head this time she can only feel 2/5!! thats good news hunnie!!! :D
     
  8. melhoney

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    "I too have been really organised and everyone keeps telling me my baby will be early cos I am carrying really low - but I have this awful feeling I will go over two weeks and have to be induced "

    just the same with me, :lol: :lol:

    Everything is ready for like 2/ 3 weeks now, and yesterday went to TKmax with my mum to buy a valentines present to OH, and the lady there said "gosh, I hope you are not gonna give birth here!!!"

    I was a bit at a loss of what to say, I thought, well, would be very quick if I was!!! :p

    I see my MW next Tuesday, I really hope she gives me good news! I am like an elephant now, and can't do much at home! :?

    Maheen, come on, show your face!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:

    Mel xx
     
  9. MrsG

    MrsG Well-Known Member

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    I know exactly how you feel about cannot do much! I have just mopped the kitchen floor and now feel like im about 90! wheezing for breath and my backs killing me!

    Think I need to put my feet up for the next hour with my box of Milk tray from the fridge yum!
     
  10. melhoney

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    Have just had some cherries!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!yummy, I love cherries!

    I don't like milk, but like it if it's mixed with other taste...I bought some mars drink...am saving it for later :lol:

    I don't know you, but even talking at times is difficult...I feel like I need more air! I must be about 95ish, then!!! :wink:

    Mel xx
     

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