any second time+ mummies babies not engaged yet?

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by Belle25, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. Belle25

    Belle25 Guest

    I have been told my baby felt engaged before, but today the midwife said she is at the brim(what does that mean exactly?) but not engaged.
    Anyone else's baby not engaged in a second or more pregnancy?

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  2. xSamanthax

    xSamanthax DD1, DS1 and 1 Angel

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    Same here! and i only have 8 days left lol
    My little man keeps moving as though he is going to get engaged but then changes his mind and goes back to his fav position :rofl: I see my Midwife again on the 22nd so will see what she says then
     
  3. Gems89

    Gems89 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah my midwife said it just takes a few strong contractions for them to engage, its quite common with second babies cos its easier for them to wriggle free.

    Hope this helps xx
     
  4. lolly1709

    lolly1709 Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    I spoke to my midwife about this last week as i was disapointed that my babys head hadnt engaged and someone i knew who is due after me has! (Im 35+2wks)
    She said that your first baby can engage anytime from 32wks but doesnt mean that you will go into labour and could still go over. She said with your second baby (which im having) your baby can engage anytime (although usually later) or even while in labour! This is because things arent so 'tight'.....nice! So that made me feel lots better as my baby is still doing somersaults with no intention of engaging!
    Good luck x
     
  5. jonnanne3

    jonnanne3 Our miracle is HERE!

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    My OB said that with second babies, their head usually won't engage until labor. It is more common for them not to engage until then. My baby's head is low, but not engaged.
     
  6. niks28

    niks28 proud mommy of 5 angels

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    my lil man has been at the brim n free that many times ive lost count lol im on number four but i have heard before that if your on baby number 2 or more then baby wont engage till you actually go into labour but i guess its different for everybody wont be long n we'll all have our babies in our arms i cant wait xx
     
  7. sunbunnie

    sunbunnie Well-Known Member

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    Hehe I just had my little girl 2 nights ago :) ( second child) dhe did not engage until it was time to push !!!! I was very worried she would not at all but she did. They told me it was normal for second time mummys
     
  8. luvmyfam

    luvmyfam Well-Known Member

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    So does this not effect if you will go into labor or not? My lo is low but not engaged and I have been worried that I won't go into labor if he is not engaged!
     
  9. OliveMartini

    OliveMartini Well-Known Member

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    What others have said already, it's pretty common for the second+ baby to not engage till the last minute. Must be the extra room as our bodies are slightly more 'stretched' then the first time round ;)
     
  10. lynnikins

    lynnikins Well-Known Member

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    it doesnt affect you going into labour ds2 was stubborn and refused to engage till the day i was induced and already in early labour
     
  11. Nyn

    Nyn Well-Known Member

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    With this one, my third, she only engaged as she was being born. She was floating high right up until delivery!
     
  12. AimeeM

    AimeeM Mum to 3 Boys.

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    My MW said they just bob in and out lol and they normally don't fully engage until in labour.
     
  13. Belle25

    Belle25 Guest

    Thanks everyone. Has put my mind at rest!

    So long as she doesn't try turning things will be good!!
    xx
     

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