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Any midwives able to help me decipher this from my notes

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HairsprayBabe Wed 15-Jul-20 11:47:28

38+6 today had midwife appointment everything fine and no problems but they want to book me in for induction if I haven't had baby by 40+6 (bit rushed if you ask me)

Had a look in my notes at home as I always do and the note for engagement says "long".

I have had a Google and I can't find what it refers to can anyone fill me in a bit more? It has said "long" since my 28 week appointment so I am assuming that not much has changed and baby is still pretty high up - very happy to be told differently.

Thanks!

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SwayingInTime Wed 15-Jul-20 11:51:44

Long just means that baby is not lying across your tummy or diagonally (both bad!) but straight up and down. Having written it down I am not sure why but that’s what it means, not much to do with engagement but part of the palpation summary.

LightDrizzle Wed 15-Jul-20 12:02:22

It will be an abbreviation for longitudinal.

HairsprayBabe Wed 15-Jul-20 12:09:27

Oh right hmm

I thought it was a strange term to use under engagement

Thanks for translating for me smile

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Azerothi Wed 15-Jul-20 12:27:16

We used to call it long lie. It means what the above posters have said.

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