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Head down and engaged at 29 weeks?

(6 Posts)
Funnyonion17 Tue 07-Mar-17 12:51:45

Should I be worried or prepared to go early? Midwife didn't seem concerned just a bit surprised.

ILikeSalmon Tue 07-Mar-17 13:08:29

Surprising if it's your first
Otherwise very common.

mistermagpie Tue 07-Mar-17 13:19:03

Really? I was just told this morning by my midwife that it was unusual for the head to be engaged with a second baby at 36 weeks! Apparently with a second baby they move in and out of the pelvis more easily so don't engage as early.

For a first baby you are more likely to be engaged earlier but I don't think it means much in terms of labour. My DS head never engaged until I was in labour and he was two weeks early.

Funnyonion17 Tue 07-Mar-17 14:48:23

This is my 3rd baby and I can feel low movement and pressure, like I did from about 36 weeks with previous pregnancies. Hopefully baby will move again soon, just scared to do too much walking etc which I know sounds silly but I've got a holiday booked in a few weeks which entails a lot of family walks hmm

abbiebunn Mon 13-Mar-17 09:34:31

I'm having my second. And he was head down, engaged at my 34 week mw appointment.

Heirhelp Mon 13-Mar-17 09:36:44

My little one was head down very early but she never properly engaged and then turned the wrong way in labour.

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