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1/5 palp is that 1/5 can be felt or 1/5 engaged ?

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Mortigua Fri 15-Dec-17 20:39:17

I'm think palpable so can be felt so that's fully engaged ?
Guessing it means nothing ? Third baby but in the notes it says it's been 1/5 for over a week now. I'm 36 weeks.

Mortigua Fri 15-Dec-17 20:42:02

Sorry to be clear I mean it says that from my appointment today ( I looked at the notes as the Midwife commented on the head being very low down ). Then saw it said 1/5 for the last appointment at 34.4 too

VivaLeBeaver Fri 15-Dec-17 20:43:58

One fifth can be felt

Mortigua Fri 15-Dec-17 20:46:51

Thank you . I guess that's why I feel such huge pressure down there ! I thought third babies stayed free or moved around more at this stage.

VivaLeBeaver Fri 15-Dec-17 20:52:28

It's not unusual for third babies to not engage until later on but sometimes they do.

Mortigua Fri 15-Dec-17 20:56:50

Thanks. I am measuring big for dates and have a growth scan Monday. I so don't want to go over with this one like I did with my second but I know really it doesn't mean I won't. I have been so scared about the birth especially the prospect of another induction.

Mortigua Sun 17-Dec-17 21:31:12

Lots of movement below the pelvis this evening , I'm assuming baby has turned around if that's even possible ? Or do they stay in once down that far?

VivaLeBeaver Sun 17-Dec-17 22:02:04

Third babies can bob in and out the pelvis, turn round, etc.

Mortigua Sun 17-Dec-17 23:04:00

Thanks vivalabeaver that's probably what's happening then. So uncomfortable!

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