My daughter's 29 weeks with her first baby. She saw her midwife today who said baby's quite small and that the head seems down. She added that my daughter shouldn't ignore any sudden gushes of water (???).
The heartbeat's fine and the midwife wasn't appearing to be at all concerned, but surely the head shouldn't be down at this stage...and do the comments about the water mean there's a chance baby could arrive early?
I don't want to make too much of it with my daughter as I don't want her worrying.
You're fretting over nothing. Estimating size by fundal measurement is inexact at the best of times - and this "early" it's notoriously inexact. Baby's position will change day to day at this stage - still room to move about, good that it's head down and hope it stays that way!
Weird that she would mention sudden gushes of water - why worry your daughter? Maybe it's something MWs tell everyone routinely?
My midwife mentioned my baby us head down at my 28 week appointment this week and as others have said this isn't a problem. I wonder if your DD's MW was attempting humour with the gushing water comment!?
My baby has been pretty much head down from my 20 week appt. Scanning her for head/brain measurements has been a nightmare lol However no one has said that there's an issue with baby presenting this way from earlier on.
I'm 28 weeks, saw MW yesterday and my baby is head down too, it's making me waddle :/ She wasn't at all worried at all - I got excited that I wouldn't have a late turn when it's bigger, sadly not the case as she said it could be feet down within the hour.
When I was pg, DDs head was down at the 20 week scan, and at every appointment after that. At my 39 week check, her head still wasn't engaged, but a week later she was ready to see us!
I can see why you would be worried, and off-the-cuff comments about water would make you a bit paranoid. It sounds like the sort of thing my second community mw would have said - she wasn't what I would call a smooth talker!