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'fully engaged?'

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pilotsprincess Fri 14-Oct-11 14:13:44

Hi Ladies!
Love this forum, its so good for getting other peoples experiences first hand so here goes.
Im 36 weeks today with my first baby, for a week now ive had pains in my groin, both sides, just every now and then like sharp pains.
Also had period like pains maybe once or twice a day just in waves but not painfull really very mild.
I just had my mw appointment and she told me the baby is fully engaged, she couldnt feel the head, just shoulders. She also said ''so if i see you in 2 weeks, but I probably wont..''
Sooo basically has anyone else been like this and when did baby arrive?
Only reason Im abit anxious is because my hubby is away for a week or 2 now with work!
Thanks for any info! smile

feelingratheroverwhelmed Fri 14-Oct-11 17:33:54

I'm nearly 39 weeks, and have been having similar pains to you for a few weeks now. I've also had what I though were contractions but turned out to be just painful braxton hicks. I was admitted on Monday for 1 night, and was told the period-type pains don't progress the labour at all as they are not contracting the uterus. They are really annoying, and I get them most nights.

You've just made me realise that I had my last MW apt this morning (due for ELCS next week) and she didn't actually tell me how engaged the head was. I can't believe I didn't ask, am really annoyed with myself now!!!!!

edwinbear Fri 14-Oct-11 20:27:59

Don't want to put a downer on you, but I was fully engaged at 36 weeks and the midwife said exactly the same thing to me - DS was born at 40+13. Being overdue was thoroughly miserable so if you can, I would try and not get excited about it arriving soon wink

pilotsprincess Fri 14-Oct-11 23:30:25

Thanks Ladies!
Feel more reassured now, I was freaking out earlier abit thinking my hubby may miss the event!
I guess we just never know when its going to happen.. Im not too keen on 40+13 though edwinbear! buut I suppose its up to the little one when she's ready!

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