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What does 'brimming' mean? - 38 weeks

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Allboxedin Wed 05-Oct-11 12:24:23

Does it mean head is starting to engage?
Midwife just commented 'lovely and low' and wrote that in my notes.

icravecheese Wed 05-Oct-11 12:43:08

When my baby is head down (which is rare, even at 38wks, she spends most of the time spinning btwn oblique & transverse...grrr!) my midwife writes in my notes 'at brim'....& has explained that baby is head down but that she can still move the head with her hands so it isnt yet in the pelvis.

So I guess 'brimming' means that your baby's head is just starting to move into the pelvis but not quite yet engaged..

Hope that helps / makes sense!

Allboxedin Wed 05-Oct-11 13:44:24

Thanks icrave, hope your little starts keeping still soon! This is second for me.

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