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DC2, 2/5 engaged

(8 Posts)
MonstersDontCry Tue 02-Jul-13 19:30:43

I think this means that 3 fiths of the head is IN the pelvis?

I'm 39 weeks tomorrow with DC2, but I thought the head didn't engage until actual labour with second babies? Does this mean I'll go into labour sooner rather than later?

MonstersDontCry Tue 02-Jul-13 20:56:19

Anyone? smile

effyzm Wed 03-Jul-13 22:23:44

If your notes say 2/5ths palpable then yes baby is 3/5 engaged.

TinkyPeet Wed 03-Jul-13 22:33:31

Alot of people get this confused, it just depends which way round your midwife writs things, if it says 2/5 engaged then 2/5ths are in pelvis, if it says 2/5 palpable it means 3/5 in pelvis and they can feel the 2/5. But tbh baby can bob up and down right until last minute so I wouldn't take much notice x

rubyanddiamond Thu 04-Jul-13 09:03:04

Am also about 39 weeks with DC2 and the midwife told me yesterday that baby is engaged. I asked her about 2nd babies not engaging till labour, and she said that some 2nd babies do engage earlier than that, and it's not a sign of impending labour sad

MonstersDontCry Fri 05-Jul-13 13:14:02

Thanks for the replies. I was getting hopeful that labour wasn't too far off. sad

littlehelp Fri 05-Jul-13 15:13:05

Hi yes I was under the impression second baby's don't engage until labour starts

I was 3/5 pal on Sunday and now fully engaged at 40+2

Good luck!!! grin

MonstersDontCry Fri 05-Jul-13 20:14:45

Good luck littlehelp! Hopefully not too long for you now then! Why do the last few weeks have to drag so much?

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