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Would they induce if head not engaged?

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Andie20521 Tue 16-Nov-10 05:31:04

I'm 39+4, with my 1st DC and the baby is showing no signs of engaging. Saw MW Monday and when I said it was just a waiting game now, she was non-comittal because of possible Pre-eclampsia.

I have some signs of Pre-eclampsia, (Oedema, High blood presure, Protein +2) but I've been allowed to stay at home on bed rest, with the promise that if any other symptoms come on I will go to hospital straight away.

Cervix is high, and hard, so nada going on there.

Mid-wife coming to my house Wednesday to monitor me.

So, can they, and is it likely they will induce me?

Andie20521 Tue 16-Nov-10 05:41:36

Oh and my dates are spot on as IVF baba...so no chance of them being out by anytime.

SecretSlattern Tue 16-Nov-10 06:17:12

DS and DD2 failed to engage at all but I wasn't induced, so in my experience, probably not but my pg with DD1 was pretty straightforward and she was engaged with a few weeks to go.

sunndydays Tue 16-Nov-10 09:19:02

I think they can, I know of someone whose baby was laying sideways and she was induced, all went well. The won't break your waters though because the cord can drop down etc, so I was told, but pessary and hormone drip can be used.

carlyvita Tue 16-Nov-10 09:19:13

39 +4 no cause to worry. You still have a good couple of weeks for it to drop. Almost everyone has some signs of pre-e during pregnancy. No reason to need/accept induction.

Andie20521 Tue 16-Nov-10 11:15:49

Thanks for all your replys, I just want whats best for the baby.

My instinct is as long as she is happy I want to wait until she is ready!

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