Our ds and dd had both done so b4 i finished work, so b4 34 weeks. Am now almost 37weeks but baby still 'free' this morning wen i saw mw. Could it b a sign of baby going overdue? Or not mean anything? Dd was 8days overdue and ds 1 day early so nothing 2 go by there
It's nothing at all to go by Jimmijam. DS was my first and first babes are supposed to engage early (or so I was told). I had everyone from my mam to the woman at the Post Office telling me I'd go overdue because I was still carrying high. He didn't engage until I was 6cm dilated and he arrived on his due date.
DD is 35 weeks (36 on Sunday!) and still shows no signs of wanting to engage.
Im 35+5 pg with my first. My friend is now 37 with her 3rd.
Mine was starting to engage at my midwife appt a week ago (34 +5), and i think is even more engaged now, but not engaged 3 weeks before at 31+5. My friends baby still hasnt engaged, and she was telling me that her midwife told her that as its her 3rd baby might not engage until just before labour.
My 2nd baby engaged the evening I went into labour - I was playing on the floor with DC1 and suddenly realised I couldnt stand up as had immense pressure in my pelvis, had a show 30mins later, contractions started, baby arrived 5 hours later (all bang on due date). Midwife had never felt any degree of engagement in all my previous appts before due date either.
Am 30wks with 3rd and not expecting her to engage until last minute again - she's lying oblique at mo & seems very comfy in that position (even though its NOT very comfy for me )
thanku all. after my previous experiences i'd assumed they always start to engage in plenty of time b4 labour, quite nice to hear that isnt always the case :-) oooh, hope baby moves about soon cheese, i remember spending lots of time on birthing ball with dd and ds trying 2 get them in2 position. prob wouldnt work this time tho with it being the school hols and they want 2 play with the ball themselves :-)