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how long did it take for you to go into labour from babys head engaging??

(15 Posts)
terilou87 Wed 17-Oct-12 13:36:37

well as the title says, im 37 weeks today with my 4th and he is 4/5ths engaged, this is new for me as my others didnt engage until labour. im kinda hoping its going to happen soon. so i was just wondering how long it has took others from baby engaging to labour. smile

CailinDana Wed 17-Oct-12 13:37:40

Eh...it was 3 weeks and 5 days for me. Probably not what you wanted to hear!

MrsJohnDeere Wed 17-Oct-12 13:40:55

Several weeks with #1

#2 didn't engage until just before birth

MrsJohnDeere Wed 17-Oct-12 13:41:15

And good luck!

terilou87 Wed 17-Oct-12 13:41:59

yes iv heard it can take ages, still cant stop hoping he is going to be here soon, i think i mite of been better off not knowing he was engaged iv got myself all excited thinking he will be here soon grin

MrsJohnDeere Wed 17-Oct-12 13:43:23

I thought only the first ones took ages, or is that an old wives tale?

flossy101 Wed 17-Oct-12 13:45:15

Baby engaged at 36 week appointment. Born 40 + 10 ...

madamecake Wed 17-Oct-12 13:50:25

Similar to flossy, engaged at 36 week appointment, born 40+4.

terilou87 Wed 17-Oct-12 13:51:40

mrsjohndeere im not sure. thats what i thought and what im hoping aswell. with my first i had to be induced then have a c section coz he just didnt want to come out so he didnt engage at all.

Londonmrss Wed 17-Oct-12 14:08:54

4/5 isn't engaged though! Here's what my notes say: "5/5 = free, 4/5 = sitting on the pelvic brim, 3/5 = lower but most is still above the brim, 2/5 = engaged as most is below the brim, 1/5 = deeply engaged.

elvislives2012 Wed 17-Oct-12 14:14:17

Baby engaged 4/5 at 28 weeks. Now 39+6 and still waiting. Sorry....

mom2rhysnruby Wed 17-Oct-12 14:14:50

I thought it meant how many fifths she can still feel of babys head? So ur babies head is 1/5th below where they measure so 4/5ths she can still feel?
Im unsure though! Im 3/5th engaged, baby no2 and 38+5 so hoping its soon for me too!
Once babys engaged get on a gym ball and help gravity take its course smile goodluck i hope its soon!

terilou87 Wed 17-Oct-12 14:15:00

londonmrss yeah iv read that aswell but iv never had this at all not even a little bit. i kind of know about the engaging but wanted to hear other peoples experiences. im looking forward to meeting my little man an am hoping its going to be sooner rather than later.

terilou87 Wed 17-Oct-12 14:19:39

mom2ryhsnruby yeah thats how it works so like londonmrss said 4/5 sitting on pelvis floor 3/5 even lower. im still soo excited really hope it isnt long for me. with my others baby didnt engage at all untill labour kinda hope its the same this time round

squidkid Wed 17-Oct-12 15:11:49

Engaged at 34 weeks, born 40+5. Sorry...

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