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How does it feel when the baby's head starts engaging in the pelvis ?

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MamanFlo Tue 22-Mar-05 14:51:26

How does it feel when the baby's head starts engaging in the pelvis ?

Is it painful ? Or do you feel nothing at all ?
5 weeks to go for me...just can't wait !

Thanks for your answers


Gizmo Tue 22-Mar-05 14:59:57

Not painful for me, but like permanently sitting on top of a large concrete egg. But from the inside, IYSWIM.

Made cycling uncomfortable, nothing else

Cam Tue 22-Mar-05 15:00:03

dd1 I felt nothing at all
dd2 a grinding sensation

Pruni Tue 22-Mar-05 15:01:49

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Kelly1978 Tue 22-Mar-05 15:03:56

I actually felt an excrutiating pain down below when walking home from work when my first moved down. I had to go sit down and thought I was going into labour.
With the second I felt nothing, except that my pelvis did feel fuller and ached more, esp when laying on my side.

giraffeski Tue 22-Mar-05 15:04:52

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Gizmo Tue 22-Mar-05 15:11:57

With great difficulty! <ba ba bom!>

Balance wasn't problem, but actually pedalling created a sort of grinding sensation around the groin and hips. Most wierd and not very nice

giraffeski Tue 22-Mar-05 15:33:06

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ediemay Tue 22-Mar-05 15:39:32

ditto Gizmo, I felt as though I was sitting on a melon.
Good luck MamanFlo!

expatinscotland Tue 22-Mar-05 15:44:31

Not painful, just couldn't be very far from a loo after that. Two words: bladder pressure.

misdee Tue 22-Mar-05 15:53:39

it was like i could breathe properly as the baby wasnt pressing against my ribs any,ore. but made me want to pee more as well.

SofiaAmes Tue 22-Mar-05 23:38:46

Like walking with a melon wedged between your legs. BUT don't hold your breath. My first never did engage until I was 20 hours into my labor. 2nd child engaged a few weeks before.

mummytosteven Tue 22-Mar-05 23:41:32

My DS didn't engaged till the day before labour started, even tho first baby. Like other posters said, all I noticed was needing the loo a bit more!

Nik72 Wed 23-Mar-05 17:53:51

Noticed needing to pee more, the breathlessness & rib pain suddenly got a lot better.

MamanFlo Sat 26-Mar-05 13:27:56

thanks for your hasn't happened to me yet...breathlessness and rib pain has been constant over the last three days...

28 days to go...

MamanFlo Mon 28-Mar-05 08:02:18

oups ! I think my baby has progressed down last night...I could actually feel something was going on inside and 5 minutes later my chest feeling relieved. It is much easier to breathe now.
I felt a few mild contractions as girl could be 26 days early...let's see...

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