Midwife today - Can anyone help..??

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  1. glong88

    glong88 Mummy to 2 boys and a princess

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    Ok so basically I have been feeling alot less movement over the last 10days or so, really only feeling him when I lay down. I told midwife who had a feel about and has noted that under the relation to brim I am 3/5 - what does this excalty mean??

    Also she is sending me to be monitored up the hospital for heartbeat/movement - but reckons this change is due to babies head being low down..

    Anyone help I am only 33 weeks today:shrug:??:flower:
     
  2. MrsQ

    MrsQ Mummy to Mikey and bump

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    what time you got her?
    not much else i can say but they will be able to tell if anything wrong IF ANYTHING at the monitoring. I am sure all is fine they just check to be on safe side.
    xxx
     
  3. Floralaura

    Floralaura Well-Known Member

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    This is about the engagement,

    PP (presenting Part) relation to Brim (of pelvis)

    5/5 - head 'free' and not in the pelvis but above it.
    4/5 - just has the top of their head in the pelvis can bob in and out.
    3/5 - head in a good position in the pelvis, normally stays like this until labour.
    2/5 - most of the head in the pelvis.
    1/5 - normally the female would be in labour by this stage as the head is only just palpable from above the pelvis.
    0/5 - head totally in the pelvis, birth almost certainly going to happen soon, cervix would be fully dialated.

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  4. Snoopy

    Snoopy Well-Known Member

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    This means you still have 3/5ths of the baby's head 'free-floating' or palpable, and that 2/5th are engaged :)
     
  5. glong88

    glong88 Mummy to 2 boys and a princess

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    My appt is at 3pm, so fingers crossed everything is Okay.

    Is it normal to be 3/5 then at 33 weeks?
     
  6. Snoopy

    Snoopy Well-Known Member

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    You can start engaging at any time - some early, some just before the EDD....and some babies don't engage until labour starts. It's very variable and normal :)
     
  7. _Vicky_

    _Vicky_ Mum to twins

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    I feel like my twin 1 has moved down and am 33 weeks too xxx
     

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