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Baby engaged

(21 Posts)
Gabby786 Wed 05-Oct-16 12:54:37

I'm 37 weeks tomorrow and the midwife told me today the baby is 2/5 engaged. What does that mean?

Sweetheartyparty76 Wed 05-Oct-16 18:12:13

I think it means that the baby's head is in position for birth or soon will be. I think 2/5 of your baby's head can be felt by the midwife and 3/5 is below the pelvic bone. I'm 36 weeks and was told that my baby's is 3/5 engaged but I think your baby is lower x

milkshakeandmonstermunch Wed 05-Oct-16 18:19:44

It can apparently mean either your baby is 2/5 in the pelvis or 2/5 above - depends on the midwife. Very confusing. I'm 39w and 3/5 IN the pelvis. Essentially, it means your baby is getting into position but it has little bearing on when you will go into labour. My DD1 was ready to go for weeks and I still went overdue by a week. I'm not getting excited this time but I really want this baby out

Gabby786 Wed 05-Oct-16 18:22:04

I was hoping it would mean that I would be on time at least! But thank you for the replies :-)

queendrama Thu 06-Oct-16 21:30:13

Snap! When's your DD? Xx

Mummyme87 Thu 06-Oct-16 21:32:49

2/5 engaged is 2/5 of the head is in the pelvis. Means not very much with regards to when you will labour

Gabby786 Thu 06-Oct-16 22:00:16

@queendrama I'm due 28th Oct. You?

Reetpetite17 Fri 07-Oct-16 12:40:08

It's how much of the baby's head the midwife can feel usually. I was 1/5 engaged on the Monday at 36wks and had my son on the Friday. Good Luck!

queendrama Fri 07-Oct-16 12:44:09

The 27th! Not long hopefully I'm getting a bit fed up lol x

Gabby786 Fri 07-Oct-16 13:09:28

Wow that's amazing.

And one day before me! Let's hope we are on time!!!

queendrama Fri 07-Oct-16 13:21:39

Fingers crossed smile is this your first? X

Gabby786 Sat 08-Oct-16 02:48:26

Yeah my first. I miscarried last year which wasn't nice but I guess that wasn't meant to be like this little madam. You?

ChipIn Sat 08-Oct-16 03:27:40

It's all a bit confusing but I wouldn't read too much into how engaged baby is anyway... I kept asking at midwife appointments and they weren't too fussed because it doesn't give an indication to labour. Some babies only engage once labour has started and some babies disengage before engaging again. Whatever it means for you, good luck smile

milkshakeandmonstermunch Sat 08-Oct-16 05:24:44

I looked at my notes yesterday. I was 3/5 engaged at 36w and 39w. I'm now 39w4d. Nothing sad. It really does mean naff all. I really want it out.

queendrama Sat 08-Oct-16 09:23:03

Baby was born early hours of this morning smile 37 + 2!! Lovely little girl (my 2nd). Her head kept going in and out right the way through til the very end!! X

queendrama Sat 08-Oct-16 09:26:20

Fingers crossed your little person comes soon!! (Sorry to hear about your miscarriage - I too had a late miscarriage with my first) xx flowers

Gabby786 Sat 08-Oct-16 10:11:37

Omg congratulations love!!!

queendrama Sat 08-Oct-16 10:28:33

Thank you - relieved the wait is over lol x

Gabby786 Sat 08-Oct-16 12:16:04

How much did she weigh? What did you call her?

queendrama Sat 08-Oct-16 13:26:14

She hasn't got a name yet.. I feel terrible but I don't think we were quite expecting her this early and didn't find out the sex!
A very healthy 7.11lb... I dread to think what she would have weighed after a few more weeks! X

Gabby786 Sat 08-Oct-16 13:59:03

You still have time to think anyway. And that's a lovely healthy weight. I hope you're both doing well x

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