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'lightening/engagement' does it happen 2nd time round?

(7 Posts)
horseymum Wed 11-Jul-07 20:04:25

Was under the impression from books etc that it does not happen 2nd and subsequent times. However, am 38 +3 and really feel i have 'dropped'. I went on time last time and am really hoping for a little bit early this time so could this be a good sign? At last mw appointment (37 weeks) she said the head was sitting at the brim of the pelvis. Don't have any other signs of impending labour though so is it just wishful thinking?

MoosMa Wed 11-Jul-07 20:07:28

DD2 was 3/5 engaged from 36 weeks and turned up 3 days late I'm afraid, so no hope from me!

Keep upright and active and maybe your LO will get the hint!

Tutter Wed 11-Jul-07 20:08:33

ooh hello, am 38+3 also (race you!)

yesterday i was 3/5 engaged apparently

Chattyhan Wed 11-Jul-07 20:15:06

With my first DS engaged from 32 wks and was fully engaged by 38wks but wasn't born until edd it just made me uncomfortable. I'm 30 wks with 2nd so can't really offer any more but the bump dropping is definately a step in the right direction

horseymum Wed 11-Jul-07 20:24:58

oh well, will just for the the upright and active option, feel like i have nothing to do and loads to do! will not get my hopes up. Can't go too late though as all my friends go on holiday so will struggle for childcare for ds1!

suezee Wed 11-Jul-07 20:26:10

i didnt drop until i went into labour so congrats

Chattyhan Wed 11-Jul-07 20:29:24

I can sympathise with the childcare issue. My due date is sep 16th and MIL is a school teacher so in an ideal world i'd like to be early so that she can help with DS. Also if made end of aug lo would make the school year rather than being the eldest and at home for another year!

I'm getting ready with raspberry leaf tea, curries, pineapple etc from 36 wks! Best of luck xx

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