Induce when head not engaged

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  1. Lisbob

    Lisbob New Member

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    Hi,

    I dont know if this is in the right section!! I am 41wks with my second and he has not yet engaged although he is head down. I cant get a sweep due to this. I have been booked into be induced on Friday but the doctor was steering towards a section. I am getting tablets inserted first and I wondered if anyone has had this when the baby was not engaged, will induction work? THey said they cant break my waters until he engages, I dont want a section or to be induced but it looks like I might get both.

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  2. PeanutBean

    PeanutBean Mumma to Byron & Indigo

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    I'm only with my first so not experienced but I was under the impression that the baby can often engage right in labour, especially for second and further births. Perhaps if they are suggesting a section there is possibly some reason why the baby might not be able to engage?
     
  3. brightstar08

    brightstar08 Mummy of 2

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    Hi... I was in the same situation as you. I was 11 days over with my baby and he was not engaged either. i was induced in the morning, had my waters broke in the afternoon (in the theatre incase i needed an emergency section) and had my baby by 19.30 in the evening. everything went according to plan and didnt even need stitches! i think as long as ur waters are broke in a controlled environment and he/she comes down into the pelvis you can have a normal delivery. hope everything goes well for you...good luck :hug:
     
  4. Jem

    Jem Mummy of 2

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    A girl I know had this with both pregnancies and she was induced both times. It worked fine and she had them naturally x
     
  5. XKatX

    XKatX Well-Known Member

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    My twin sister has had 2 children and neither time was the head engaged before labour. I think you'll be fine hun. Good luck!!! x x
     
  6. ryder

    ryder Mum to Jasmine & Peyton

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    Good luck! Everyone else is right!
     
  7. Lisbob

    Lisbob New Member

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    Thank you so much everyone you have made me feel so much more positive.

    LX
     

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