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38.5 weeks and baby engaged but not dropped?

(8 Posts)
Sconeintheoven Fri 18-Jul-14 16:48:13

Just that really. Am getting confused.
At last midwife appointment she said only one fifth of baby's head was palpable and so very much engaged. Yet one I saw a friend this morning, her first comment was that baby clearly hadn't "dropped" yet as still carrying bump high.
Is baby engaging and dropping not the same thing? Can you be engaged and still not have dropped? Does baby bump have to drop before you can go into labour?
Ugh, my sun frazzled brain doesn't understand. Want to believe this baby could be born imminently but not so sure now!

melliebobs Fri 18-Jul-14 16:49:42

My bump never 'dropped'. I always carried high up. Everyone's different

Sconeintheoven Fri 18-Jul-14 17:58:44

Thanks for replying Melliebobs, that's what I wanted to hear. I couldn't remember my bump ever dropping with my dd but then I was induced so wasn't sure if that was why.

beccajoh Fri 18-Jul-14 18:00:45

I didn't visibly drop either time.

Mummytobeforthefirsttime Fri 18-Jul-14 23:31:45

I'm the same, I'm 38 plus 3, the baby is 2/5 and is apparently low but my bump hasn't dropped at all. I'm still have acid reflux plus baby's head on my bladder!

nyldn Fri 18-Jul-14 23:40:11

same! 38 weeks today. baby was 3/5 engaged on Monday and I'm still carrying so high. to the point where the front of my bra line is raw. sad

coffeetofunction Sun 20-Jul-14 13:34:07

My baby is in & out like a yo-yo, even with contractions.... I'm bump has dropped tho, looks like I'm carrying baby between my legs lol

woodhj Sun 20-Jul-14 17:32:19

38.1 and not dropped. Ive read if 2nd, 3rd etc baby you dont always drop until your in labour. Everyone is commenting that im still high even tho im measuring 41weeks!!!

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