Head starting to engage?

Discussion in 'Third Trimester' started by Full of hope!, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. Full of hope!

    Full of hope! Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2007
    Messages:
    1,250
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey ladies, for the last two days i've had a heavy aching feeling under my bump in my pelvic area with some period pains too.

    At my last MW appointment (34+2) the baby was head down but free. Do you think these pains could be the baby's head going down into my pelvis?

    My bump doesn't seem to have dropped any but I hope it will soon.... I need a bit of space in my chest!

    Next MW appintment is at 37 weeks so another week to go yet :?
     
  2. paiges_mummy

    paiges_mummy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2007
    Messages:
    930
    Likes Received:
    0
    ive got same problem hun, its getting so heavy down there, I feel as though I wanna keep lifting it up
     
  3. happy-chick

    happy-chick Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2007
    Messages:
    8,979
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yeah its more than likely head beginning to engage or pressing on your pelvis causing the extra pressure :)
     
  4. Full of hope!

    Full of hope! Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2007
    Messages:
    1,250
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yeah, that's what i'm like! Has your baby's head started to engage yet do you know?
     
  5. Full of hope!

    Full of hope! Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2007
    Messages:
    1,250
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ooooo, thanks Happy Chick! I really hope it is :D
     
  6. Pregnopaws

    Pregnopaws Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2007
    Messages:
    1,077
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hiya hun... well my pelvic area began to feel achy last week and yeah it does feel like period cramps down there. Everything was alot heavier too when standing up or walking around. Then mw confirmed at next app that head was in pelvis so its very likely this has happened to you too. x
     
  7. girlygirl

    girlygirl Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2007
    Messages:
    555
    Likes Received:
    0
    I saw the midwife yesterday who confirmed the head is 3/5ths engaged. :cheer:
    She asked if i was feeling alot of pressure. Also i get like shooting pains and pressure down below.
    Im not sure what period cramps are like tho as ive never had any :?
     
  8. Pregnopaws

    Pregnopaws Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2007
    Messages:
    1,077
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm meant to be 2/5 engaged. I wonder if 5/5 means labour is imminent does anyone know?
     
  9. Kimbo

    Kimbo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2007
    Messages:
    10,647
    Likes Received:
    0
    im confused about this also..

    2 week ago i got told she is 2/5 engaged
    then last week they said 4/5.
    and today she said she is fully engaged... so no idea :think:
     
  10. girlygirl

    girlygirl Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2007
    Messages:
    555
    Likes Received:
    0
    Apparently every midwife does it different...just to confuse us more. :lol:
     
  11. Full of hope!

    Full of hope! Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2007
    Messages:
    1,250
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks for the replies ladies :)

    I really do hope my baby's head has started to engage, will find out next week when I see the MW!

    My understanding of the whole thing is that when the baby's head is 5/5 engaged, that's it... he or she is in the right position for birth and wont come back up out of the pelvis. So I guess if your ready to go Kim :cheer: I could be wrong mind! :oops:
     
  12. purple13

    purple13 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2007
    Messages:
    3,679
    Likes Received:
    0
    its actually the other way around... i stole this from a website:

    If 5 finger widths of your baby's head is felt, it is written as 5/5 palpable or 'unengaged'.

    If 4 finger widths of your baby's head is felt, it is written as '4/5' palpable or 1/5 engaged.

    If 3 finger widths of your baby's head is felt, it is written as '2/5' palpable or 2/5 engaged.

    If 2 finger widths of your baby's head is felt, it is written as '2/5' palpable or 3/5 engaged.

    If 1 finger width of your baby's head is felt, it is written as '1/5' palpable or 4/5 engaged.

    If your baby's head cannot be felt it is written as 'fully engaged' or 'not palpable'.

    :) :)
     
  13. Full of hope!

    Full of hope! Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2007
    Messages:
    1,250
    Likes Received:
    0
    :lol: Thanks Purple, shows you how much I know :oops: Sorry girls!
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice