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Head engaged-how long to go?

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merglemergle Wed 25-May-05 17:56:34

Hi. I'm 34 weeks with baby no 2. Ds was born at 41 weeks exactly.

I have been told that the baby's head is "very well engaged".

Does this have a bearing on how soon the bub will appear? Especially as its a second pregnancy.

Obviously I don't want her to be early but this is really getting quite painful!

elliesmoomoo Wed 25-May-05 17:58:31

i think with a 2nd baby its more likely the baby will keep popping in and out of being engaged, but i dont really know

HappyMumof2 Wed 25-May-05 18:13:30

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merglemergle Wed 25-May-05 19:03:41

NOOOOOO! I was hoping a bit early. Oh well. I'll have to get used to waddling.

lunarx Wed 25-May-05 19:32:49

ds's head was engaged at 37 weeks and i went overdue by 12 days (first baby) hang in there and good luck!!

Mosschops30 Wed 25-May-05 19:48:24

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merglemergle Wed 25-May-05 20:05:52

Ok this is actually looking quite bad. Looks like early engagement=later baby.

starlover Fri 27-May-05 17:40:32

ds was engaged, then not, then engaged again, then not... finally settled down at about 39 weeks. gave birth at exactly 41!

Distel Fri 27-May-05 17:42:57

I have had 3 babies and none of their heads were engaged untill birth.

Tessiebear Fri 27-May-05 18:21:31

My DS's were both engaged from about 36 weeks - one was enduced (at 10 days over) and one was 8 days late

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