Advice pls!!

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  1. mamuska

    mamuska Well-Known Member

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    I checked my maternity notes and it says that the baby's position is 4/5 cephalic. What does that mean?? Does it mean it's nearly engaged?? I have 4 weeks left... Does the baby normally stay in that position or can it engage and pop back out?? Pls let me know... I forgot to ask my midwife and I won't see her for another week! And I'm dying to know what's going on:)
     
  2. Freya

    Freya Toddler and baby

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    Yes, you're 4/5 engaged. So good progress being made. It can all change briefly though if it's your 1st, but I'm sure baby us getting ready for birth now. Cephalic means head down and that your good to go lol! Xxx
     
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    mamuska Well-Known Member

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    Oh great:):) thank you!! That sounds promissing:) but then I read all these posts of how hard everyone works to keep the labor going and it makes me loose hope in having my bub a little early...:( If it goes 5/5 does it mean you'll go into labor very soon or is it common to go on for weeks fully engaged??
     
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    Jollybean Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I don't know what it means but in the notes somewhere there should be a list explaining those sort of terms
     
  5. mamuska

    mamuska Well-Known Member

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    There is no explanations:( the notes are for the doctors and midwives so I'm not ment to be completely filled in!! I can't help and read through it all all the time!!:) it's the first time they put a number in the table though... It says 4/5 cephalic, normally they just say cephalic that's why I got all excited as I'm hoping I'm getting ready for the big day!!:)
     
  6. Emma 21

    Emma 21 Mum of 4 under 5years

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    ur almost fully engaged
     
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    mamuska Well-Known Member

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    Yay:):) thank you guys for taking your time to post a reply!!:) made my day! :D hopefully not long now!!
     
  8. shyzy26

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    1/5 is fully engaged 5/5 is just startin hun x
     
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    amy_1234 Mummy to Olivia

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    The less the number the more you are engaged, first babies tend to get into position a lot earlier than second babies and it's very rare they will pop back out x
     
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    I'm glad you posted this!
    My midwife told me I'm 2/5ths engaged so now im really happy because I thought 5/5ths was fully engaged lol.
     
  11. amymarx

    amymarx Mum of 1 beautiful boy :)

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    Oh jeepers at my last midwife about she wrote 3/5 cephalic and that was at 28 weeks! But at my 26 week app she wrote 2/5. But she didn't seem concerned guess this doesn't mean baby will come early? I'm so confused
     
  12. mamuska

    mamuska Well-Known Member

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    Oh what?? Awww:(:( I got excited!! I thought it was engaged!! :( Ive been in bed for over a week coz had a terrible flu:( in gonna get moving again!!! Shopping, cleaning and exercise ball here I come!! Lol. Your gotta engage soon baby!! You need to listen to mummy coz she has had enough!! Ha ha
     
  13. mamuska

    mamuska Well-Known Member

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    If the midwife wasn't concerned, then hopefully there is nothing to be worried about:) apparently they can still pop in and out as they please... Especially if you still have 12 weeks to go!! :D good luck!!:thumbup:
     
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    mamuska Well-Known Member

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    Oh and thank you all for clarifying the facts!! Even though it's not the news I wanted, at least now I know how to read the notes:)
     
  15. Freya

    Freya Toddler and baby

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    Sorry for confusion caused from me! Xxx
     

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