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Head Engaged?

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Gem1355 Tue 15-Feb-05 20:26:59


I'm 33 weeks and told my babys head is 2/5 nearly 3/5 engaged how far down is that?

Flossam Tue 15-Feb-05 20:28:04

I thought it was the other way round? Always found this quite confusing. Baby is the right way up anyhow, someone else will know much better

pupuce Tue 15-Feb-05 20:31:53

2/5 engaged is MORE engaged than 3/5
I have to say it is fairly subjective anyway.
Is it your 1st?

Gem1355 Tue 15-Feb-05 20:35:27

Yeah it's my first and i've just looked in my notes and it has got 2/5 engaged!

Flossam Tue 15-Feb-05 20:36:25

So I wasn't completely mad, thanks pupuce! Your doing well then Gem!!

Gem1355 Tue 15-Feb-05 20:38:15

Is it a good thing that it is engaged this early and that far down?

Gem1355 Tue 15-Feb-05 20:57:01

Also could the head come back out again?

pupuce Tue 15-Feb-05 21:03:50

As I said they can get it wrong and at 33 weeks yes I believe it could come back up but your MW should tell ypu more!

Gem1355 Tue 15-Feb-05 21:07:23

My MW is off for 2 weeks, i saw one of the DR's at my surgery today and was told it was down last time i saw my GP, i was there today as i've got really swollen ankles and getting loads of headaches just above my eyes, have sample's sent off to the hospital as got protein and blood in it!

misdee Tue 15-Feb-05 21:08:44

i know my babies head has enaged in the last week, but i dont know how far, i had a scan end of last week and they had differeculty getting head measurements as bubs was very low down.

try and hold that baby in there a bit longer gem.

Gem1355 Tue 15-Feb-05 21:09:48

trying my best but you already know i'm fed up of being PG!

How are you feeling today?

Gem1355 Wed 16-Feb-05 12:44:32


Just querying if the head is that engaged and gets lower in the next few weeks, can it lead to early delivery?

Gem1355 Wed 16-Feb-05 17:33:30


lockets Wed 16-Feb-05 17:40:40

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Gem1355 Wed 16-Feb-05 17:45:32


She was 3/5 last week and 2/5 yesterday, so she's gradually moving down!

It feels like she is kicking into my ribs to push herself even further down there!

I'm just thinking about packing my bags!

lockets Wed 16-Feb-05 17:47:04

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Gem1355 Wed 16-Feb-05 18:19:13

When is your next one due?

lockets Wed 16-Feb-05 18:20:17

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Gem1355 Wed 16-Feb-05 18:22:51

Oh not long after me! How r u feeling? i can't wait for it to be over, just contemplating wot 2 pack!

lockets Wed 16-Feb-05 18:26:21

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Gem1355 Wed 16-Feb-05 18:28:03

Got everything out just need to start washing it all, but it's knowing wot to take and how many of each as it's my first!

lockets Wed 16-Feb-05 18:32:20

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Gem1355 Wed 16-Feb-05 18:34:51

yeah i'm gonna buy loads of alway ultra nights do you think there okay?

I'm gonna take loads of fruit and better take some choc for energy!

3 of everything thats inclding me or just for baby girl?

lockets Wed 16-Feb-05 18:40:25

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Gem1355 Wed 16-Feb-05 18:45:56

Well i'm not positive but the scan photo is pretty clear and by looking it's a girl!

I have the name Darcie Maxine Elizabeth Port!

The Maxine after my mum and Elizabeth after Jamie's mum even tho she doesn't know she has a grandchild on the way and daddy doesn't want to know but it's still nice!

I went to the dentist today so brought a new toothbrush , will get a mini tube of toothpaste tho! I'll get a pocket size vaseline that'll do!
How long do you usually bleed for after!

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