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4/5ths engaged

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tinyme135 Wed 16-Dec-15 20:41:34

what does it mean when the midwife has put I'm 4/5ths engaged? I'm 36+3.

MoaningAtTheGates Wed 16-Dec-15 22:26:22

Has she put that. Their record is normally of palpable.

4/5 engaged means 4/5 of the head is slotted down in your pelvis.

4/5 palpable means 1/5 is (which is common )

tinyme135 Wed 16-Dec-15 22:47:19

on my notes it's got 4/5 eng. see I thought it meant 1/5 of the head down but she also said she can just about feel the head.

Runningupthathill82 Thu 17-Dec-15 09:53:45

I'd ask her at your next appointment. In my notes, the midwife wrote 5/5 eng yesterday, but I confirmed what she meant was that she could feel the whole head and none of it was in the pelvis yet.

Newlywed123 Thu 17-Dec-15 15:26:52

It tells you in your Pregnancy notes on Page 16. 4/5 means baby is sitting on the Pelvic brim. smile

Sameshitdiffname Thu 17-Dec-15 15:27:58

Everyone's pregnancy notes are different newlywed

Newlywed123 Thu 17-Dec-15 15:33:12

That's probably why everyone gets so confused

tinyme135 Thu 17-Dec-15 16:07:27

see I thought it meant LO is starting his decent but then when I Googled it, it said LO is almost there. to be honest don't take much to confuse me

MoaningAtTheGates Thu 17-Dec-15 16:10:48

It doesn't really mean anything about how imminent labour is, especially with first babies. It just means he/she is getting in to position. Probably, you can breathe a little easier but feel like you are waddling round a grapefruit smile

Sameshitdiffname Thu 17-Dec-15 16:25:39

4/5 means they can still feel 'four fifths' of the head.

As moaning said though it doesn't mean much really just that they're heading in the right direction

UptownFunk00 Thu 17-Dec-15 23:42:10

Like PP has posted it doesn't mean how soon LO is going to come. Wednesday I was 1/5 engaged so basically the baby was all the way down and I'm only 32 weeks. It just means I need to wee an awful lot and get nice sharp cervix-y pains.

They do move in and out a lot though especially when a 2nd, 3rd etc pregnancy.

tinyme135 Fri 18-Dec-15 00:06:21

Oh I see. this is my first so all of it is new to me. I didn't think to ask the MW and all she said to me was she can just about feel his head.

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