What does this mean?

Discussion in 'Third Trimester' started by flaxen, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. flaxen

    flaxen Well-Known Member

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    My midwife came to the farm today to check me again as Im not well, and said that baby is almost 2/5ths engaged.

    To be fair I am finding it quite uncomfortable to sit in a kitchen chair and feel lots of pressure at the back ( like I need to go to the toilet but as I have hardly eaten in almost a week I know I dont need to do ) and when I go for a wee and wipe any pressure is sore.

    I also found it quite uncomfortable walking round the few shops I needed to go to and kept getting sharp pains ( had one in superdrug and it almost floored me ).

    Im confused as to whether this is normal? Thanks for your help.
     
  2. nikki8092

    nikki8092 Well-Known Member

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    Think its probably baby dropping and engaging hun. Cant remember with my 1st what it was like but with jake i remember feeling heavy down there and hurt to walk around x
     
  3. Hunnie

    Hunnie Well-Known Member

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    I also think its just all the added pressure causing the discomfort
     
  4. star fish

    star fish Well-Known Member

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    I saw my mnidwife 2 weeks ago and she said the head was 4/5th engaged, this week she said it had moved down a little more and was now 3/5 engaged. So I'm guessing that 2/5th engaged is even closer still to a birth position?
     
  5. kerry5a

    kerry5a Well-Known Member

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    It's what % of the baby head that can be felt above the pelvic bone so in your case only 2 5th's can be felt meanings baby has moved right down x
     

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