what happens if by 40 weeks baby isnt engaged?

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  1. ProudMum

    ProudMum Well-Known Member

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    im still ''free''- so if by due date and thereafter theres no change, then what??
     
  2. Little_bump

    Little_bump Well-Known Member

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    My friend had this and she had to have a c-section. not sure if this is right for everyone but i assume this is what normally happens.

    You still have some time though :)
     
  3. K2785

    K2785 Mummy to Lilli and Maisy

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    Baby can still engage whilst in active lobor so I wouldn't worry it would only result in section if your pelvis is too small for babies head xxx
     
  4. Mindy_mini

    Mindy_mini Mum2b of 2 under 2

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    Some babies don't engage until labour begins. Don't worry about it
     
  5. Sherileigh

    Sherileigh Well-Known Member

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    My baby isn't engaged either, my midwife told me it means nothing. It can happen at any time.
     
  6. babyhopes2010

    babyhopes2010 one boy one girl.perfect!

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    in a word Nothing.

    babies head 39+2 was free today at 40+2 nearly fullly engaged it doesnt mean anything
     
  7. Xuxa

    Xuxa 3 princesses and a bun

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    40+3 i was still free. it means nothing!! a lot of babies, specially second or subsequent babies don't engage until you're in labor.
    Don't stress.xxx
     
  8. Lilli

    Lilli Well-Known Member

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    My LO didn't engage until i was in labour and i had a natural birth with no tearing :thumbup:
     
  9. Blah11

    Blah11 ☼ Mummy to Amelie ☼

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    Like most of the others have said, nothing happens. Sometimes all you need is a few good contractions to push baby down and BAM, engaged.
     

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