First baby still not engaged at 38 weeks

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  1. Babyface179

    Babyface179 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone else in the same position or have any advice?

    Thanks x
     
  2. MummyinJune

    MummyinJune Well-Known Member

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    Same im 38 weeks on Mon and not engaged, ive been told to straddle a chair like a cowboy and squat, also use the birthing ball. I got to go to hosp next week to stay if he doesnt engagae coz my babys big :| better get moving! lol
     
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    Babyface179 Well-Known Member

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    Crikey, my baby is big too but nobody has mentioned staying in hospital. Why have they asked you to do that?
     
  4. MummyinJune

    MummyinJune Well-Known Member

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    Well my local hosp doesnt do c sections, forceps etc all the can give u is morphine so if i needed assistance i would need to travel 40mins in ambulence to the next hosp (the one ill be staying in) and bcoz my mum is bout same size as me and she had a c section as either i was too big or she was 2 small chances is i might need that too. So she Said that she would like to put me in hosp to avoid a cord prolapse (when the cord comes out first) as she described my babys head as 'free' I wouldnt worry about that though coz ur midwife will keep u right urs is mab on its way. xx
     
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    Babyface179 Well-Known Member

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    Wow, my baby's head is free too. Just looked up cord prolapse, scary stuff. I hope your baby engages very soon and your birth goes smoothly. Best of luck x
     
  6. MummyinJune

    MummyinJune Well-Known Member

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    Yea when i looked it up i widhed i hadnt !! lol. Same to u too xx
     
  7. cbmd

    cbmd one little boy - milo

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    im 39 weeks and still not engaged! my midwide just said there was nothing really i could do and baby will come when he is ready :( at times he has been 1/5 engaged but then the week after is free again!!!
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    i dont think i am? my doc never said anything about it... she just checks to see if i am dilated but im guessing she would tell me if the baby is engaged?

    she said he was very low tho
     
  9. Babyface179

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    Do you have maternity notes in the States? Is it written in there?
     
  10. Lara310809

    Lara310809 Mum of 3 girls

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    My daughter wasn't engaged until the day I went into labour, and that was 5 days before my DD. I had a quick labour too; 6 hours. Don't worry about it hon; it doesn't have a bearing on whether the baby will be early/late etc
     

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