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Old Feb 25th, 2010, 12:27 PM   1
IvyBaby
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40 weeks appointment- head not engaged :(


I had my MW appointment today (39+5) and she informed me that baby's head is free (was 4/5 in relation to the brim before) Naughty baby has decided to bob back up. For that reason MW could not even offer me a sweep today and warned about the possibilty of cord prolapse
I can feel the baby poking me with her head and trying to get more down, but it's just not happening. I walk quite a lot every (or almost every) day and use my ball (should be doing it more, I know, I know...)...

Any of you had a similar experience with the first baby and what was the outcome? Any tips?? I hate the idea of needing an induction



 
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Old Feb 25th, 2010, 14:23 PM   2
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Anybody?



 
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Old Feb 25th, 2010, 15:39 PM   3
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No experience I'm afraid. I'm not sure what they'll do to be honest? Is it your first baby?



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Old Feb 25th, 2010, 16:24 PM   4
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Yes, a bit scared now, just wanted to see if others had a similar experience.



 
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Old Feb 25th, 2010, 16:28 PM   5
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Fingers crossed LO will move down over the next few days, put loads of pressure on your cervix and start you dilating etc x x



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Old Feb 25th, 2010, 16:42 PM   6
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I hope so too! I don't mind suffering for a little longer, though, if she needs more time , just don't want to be induced or have some other complication. 70% of babies (first babies?) come late, so not all is lost..



 
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Old Feb 25th, 2010, 23:34 PM   7
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Interesting question...don't have the answer either but my LO is not engaged yet and I am also terrified of ending up with an induction.
Does anyone have experience with this?



 
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Old Feb 26th, 2010, 00:02 AM   8
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Something to try, do squats, the duck walk, and walking down stairs sideways. Helps open your pelvis to let the baby down. I've had a doula for 3 of my births, and they strongly recommended those ones. Although, I hated the duck walk, I felt like I might hurt the baby. So just do what you feel comfortable with. HTH xxx



 
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Old Feb 26th, 2010, 01:05 AM   9
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Oooh how frustrating for you hun! My LO isnt really doing what he is supposed to do either. Barely engaged at last appointment, back to back, not dropped etc. 4 days to go til my due date and at this point there is no question he will be late in my mind. I wish I had a mw appointment to see how he was getting on but my last appointment was 38+1 and my next at 40+1 where she will do a sweep if she can. How gutting to get your hopes up for a sweep and get told it cant happen

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Old Feb 26th, 2010, 01:22 AM   10
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Quick google through up this-
http://www.netmums.com/coffeehouse/a...t-engaged.html

so it seems that all is not lost! X



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