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Old May 18th, 2009, 06:20 AM   1
Abz1982
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How do I know if baby is engaged?


I ask as the MW has NEVER told me if it is. They say the head is down, and she was pressing just like above/right on my pubic bone. But has never said anything.



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Old May 18th, 2009, 06:33 AM   2
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they feel ur stomach and feel their heads. they know how engaged the baby is by how much of their head they can feel



 
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Old May 18th, 2009, 06:38 AM   3
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If it says in your notes - ceph (relation to brim) --> 4/5, 3/5 etc then it's engaged, if it isays Free then it's not.



 
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Old May 18th, 2009, 06:46 AM   4
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I wouldn't worry too much about whether baby is engaged or not. Saw consultant and he said babys head was free and not engaged, that evening I went into labour and my son was born 23hrs and 46minutes later!! He is my first child aswell. I had heard and had been told that with your first the head always engages early like at approx 36 wks. Obviously not always! Miswife should tell you tho, you do have a right to know after all. xx



 
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Old May 18th, 2009, 07:14 AM   5
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OK, I just checked my notes and it says free. Hmm, nice of them to tell me.
They have told me that at 40 weeks I can have a sweep if I want - thats all I have been told about being near my due date. Lol.

I a just taking it that I cant walk easily, and that I cant roll over in bed without help as Baby is engaged..............



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Old May 18th, 2009, 07:15 AM   6
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u have the waddle haha!
might feel really heavy below, might feel as though baby wil fall out
pubic bone feel extremely bruised and hurts bad when u walk
well how was for me anyways lol



 
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Old May 18th, 2009, 07:45 AM   7
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Yeah, kinda feels like that - a bit heavy.



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Old Nov 23rd, 2009, 08:48 AM   8
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Hi, Just saw my hospital card and under engagement there is free. I am not quite sure what it means. Can someone please explain



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Old Nov 23rd, 2009, 08:51 AM   9
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ooooo i think im gonna look at my notes now lol



 
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Old Nov 23rd, 2009, 08:55 AM   10
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OK that totally confused my pregnant brain....I couldn't figure out how the OP was pregnant and ready to pop with a 5 month old baby

Took me about 5 mins to notice it was an old thread hehe!!



 
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