Head engaging

kellie80

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I have been for a check up today and the midwife has wrote 2/5 on my notes. Does this mean 2/5 of babys head are in my pelvis or that she can only feel 2/5 of babys head? I'm a bit confused!
 
Hiya hun

It means your baby is 2 fifths of the way to being fully engaged. When baby is 5/5 that means its right down ready to be born, but this can happen weeks before with your first. With subsequent babies, they quite often dont engage until you go into labour cos your muscles are already stretched from other pregnancies.

Hope this helps
Ragna xxxx
 
but check with your midwife - you could be further along than you think, as my midwife recorded 2/5 when she could FEEL 2/5 of baby's head (i.e. 3/5 of head was below the brim) - by her method, 0/5 is fully engaged!!! Seems it depends totally on your midwife - all very confusing.....!

LBxx
 
Thanks girls, I will have to ask her on Monday, feels like shes dropped even further down today though! Must be all that walking I'm doing.
 

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