I googled this earlier as I only just realised the MW had written the fractions in my notes. My latest one says 2/5ths palpable, which means she was able to feel two fifths of the head above the pelvis, so the other 3/5ths is engaged. Maybe if it doesn't say 'palp' then it means 3/5ths engaged?
Nonethewiser, does it say that on your notes in one of the columns they fill in, as the notes in UK forms mean palpable as far as I am aware...
Another way to tell is whether there were higher or lower numbers previously - e.g. mine said 4/5 a few weeks before then 3/5 at my last one, so the lower the number the more he has moved down (so mine mean palpable)! (although babies do move up and down so not a definite way to tell I guess!)
hmm it just says 3/5ths on my notes, so that means i only have 2/5ths to go?
the NCT says this.....NE, NEng, Not Eng (not engaged) or ‘free’ means that baby’s head is above your pelvis. 1/5, 2/5, 3/5, 4/5 refer either to how much of the head can be felt above your pelvis or to how much of it is in your pelvis (ask your midwife which). Your baby is engaged once 3/5 of the head is in your pelvis. E or Eng = Engaged.
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