ah ha for people who dont no bout engagment...

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by abbysbaby, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. abbysbaby

    abbysbaby Guest

    5/5 means free and the babys not engaged, 4/5 means on the brim, 3/5 means on the brim but still not too far down, 2/5 means heads right down and 1/5 means babys ready to come out.

    althought this is the way the midwifes do it at the hosp im at.... so ask first ladies if u are unsure of the way ur midwifes do it..

    im 2/5 wooopwooop

    i just posted a thread, and just found this... so now i no!
     
  2. Beautywithin

    Beautywithin Mummy of two

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    Thanks for this!
     
  3. mrs_rj

    mrs_rj Well-Known Member

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    ooh thanks hun! I read in my notes from hospital on sunday that i am 4/5 but they never said anything - it's good to kno what it means!

    Good for you being 2/5 - very exciting!!!! xxx
     
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    sera Well-Known Member

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    thanks babe.. im 3/5ths so good to know what this means!
     
  5. dougie

    dougie Fluff addict!

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    seriously...


    my notes from monday say 1/5...!!!!! AAAAGGGGHHHH!
     
  6. Squidge

    Squidge Mummy & WTT <3

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    Thanks for this....i always get confused with it :blush:
     
  7. jmac

    jmac Well-Known Member

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    However! Some midwives use 1-5/5 palpable (ie can be felt) and others use 1-5/5 engaged (ie how much is in the pelvis) so it's sometimes unclear as to whether your notes mean palpable or engaged unless this is written on your notes. Eg, 3/5 engaged is the same as 2/5 palpable.
     
  8. abbysbaby

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    true, always ask anyway girls.

    i asked my consultant about her being engaged she says she is pritty much ready.... this is 5mins after the midwife that felt me put free in my book!! stupid idiot lol consultant kept me right!!
     
  9. PieMistress

    PieMistress Proud and happy Mummy

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    This is the way my midwife has written it in my notes ...
     
  10. Princess mama

    Princess mama Mummy to 2 gorgeous boys

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    ooh thanks for that, wasnt sure how it worked out , which way it went on the scale, i was 2/5 at 35 weeks.
     
  11. Noodles

    Noodles Mummy to two boys!

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    mrs_rj Well-Known Member

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    oh gosh - i've just read my notes again and it does in fact say 2/5 palpable, not engaged like i assumed it meant!!! eeeeeeek
     

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