MW notes about the 5ths thing

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by Arcanegirl, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. Arcanegirl

    Arcanegirl Bazinga!!

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    In my notes from today shes written 4/5. Does that mean hes almost all teh way in my pelvis or just started to go in?
    She said he was quite low but im still confused :lol:
     
  2. Laura--x

    Laura--x Guest

    I dont know, i think they all do it differently. My midwife does it so when she writes 3/5s in my notes, it means shes 3/5ths engaged, so only had 2/5ths to go, but alot of other people i speak to say their midwives to it the other way round..

    I think the only way to find out would be to ask her x
     
  3. sam#3

    sam#3 Lactivist & Intactivist

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    Ive always been told that they count it by how many they can feel so 4/5 would mean she can feel 4/5 and that your 1/5 in but like laura said different midwives probably have different ways x
     
  4. sam's mum

    sam's mum mum of two gorgeous boys

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    I think they all count it as the amount they can still feel as sam said... so 1/5 is in there and you still have 4/5 above x
     
  5. Mummy&bump

    Mummy&bump Well-Known Member

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    ye i agree! hel hav 1/5th engaged hun

    xx
     
  6. sadiescooby

    sadiescooby Well-Known Member

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    Yep you're starting to engage. At 36 weeks I was "free", at 38 weeks I was 2/5ths, and at 40 weeks I was "Eng". As in can't get any further down. So why the hell am I still waiting?????
     
  7. dizzy duck

    dizzy duck Mummy to Oliver

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    Yeah I would say it means you are 1/5 engaged, hope this helps, take care :hugs: XX
     
  8. sarah_george

    sarah_george ♥Proud Mummy!♥

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    I was 4/5ths on Monday, just starting to work there way down hun xxx
     

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