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Babies head engaged at 36 weeks doesn't mean anything does it?

(12 Posts)
coneywonder Wed 10-Jun-15 12:50:12

Hi ladies,

Had my 36 week appointment today and midwife said that head is fully engaged. Does this mean I could potentially have my baby early or is it all just normal and expected?

Midwife said "any day now I hope you have your bags packed" maybe I'm reading too much into that!

ThedementedPenguin Wed 10-Jun-15 12:56:44

Unfortunately it doesn't mean anything. Baby can come anytime but head being engaged isn't a sign.
My first was engaged from 30 ish weeks and he didn't arrive until 40+11

coneywonder Wed 10-Jun-15 13:13:29

Oh sad gosh I hope I don't go that far over! I've said from the day I found out that I had a feeling I'd be early. Shouldn't have said that...haha

museumum Wed 10-Jun-15 13:15:06

It doesn't mean anything... but I was CONVINCED i'd go over due as everybody i knew had... ds was engaged early and came at 39+5 which was great actually, but was before I had expected.

LooksLikeImStuckHere Wed 10-Jun-15 13:16:50

DS was engaged from about the same time. He was born 40+10. Sorry! Good luck!

CityDweller Wed 10-Jun-15 13:37:48

Nope. Doesn't mean anything. I was same, baby came at 40+13.

coneywonder Wed 10-Jun-15 13:42:43

Thanks everyone x

33goingon64 Wed 10-Jun-15 14:29:19

It is a good idea to have your bags packed though. Just in case.

SaulGood Wed 10-Jun-15 14:32:53

DD was fully engaged at 31 weeks. She wasn't early. It means nothing. Any day now is also something they say from 36 weeks. They're right. You're a week until full term. Baby is imminent.

chloechloe Wed 10-Jun-15 15:08:24

Nope means nothing! DD was engaged really early and made no sign of wanting to come out, even after I was induced 5 days over!

coneywonder Wed 10-Jun-15 15:39:52

Think I got my answer! Thanks

123Jump Wed 10-Jun-15 15:48:00

DS2 engaged really early. He was 10 lbs 11oz when he was born 11 days over.
I could hardly walk the last few weeks of pregnancy, the pressure was horrendous. I was numb,bruised,tender,swollen and developed a prolapse before I gave birth!
Once he was out it was a doodle,grin.
However, when he engaged I had to lie down for a while as it hurt so much. Obviously your DC has better manners than mine. And hopefully a smaller head.

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