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Head partially engaged at 30 weeks

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hatcam Wed 30-Jul-08 13:24:25

Oh wise women, does this mean that the baby is likely to come early?

This is second baby, first one came a few days late but quite quickly (8 hours after having a show).

LeonieD Wed 30-Jul-08 19:13:58

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LeonieD Wed 30-Jul-08 19:22:58

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lollipopmother Wed 30-Jul-08 21:34:05

No I don't believe it means the baby will come early. Becoming engaged normally happens at the end obviously, but there are lots of reasons for it to occur early, I shall find my answer to the same question in my antenatal thread, hang on!

lollipopmother Wed 30-Jul-08 21:37:09

Becoming engaged can happen as early as 33 weeks but it's more normal to happen at 38+ weeks, however various things effect it and can make it happen earlier, such as:

Well toned stomach muscles
Being sporty
Having a larger baby
Sitting down for a long time
Pelvis shape/size
Already having had a baby

hatcam Wed 30-Jul-08 21:49:05

thanks lollipopmother

that makes a lot of sense:

I'm a personal trainer
I'm still working out 4 x week
My last baby was just under 9lb
It's my second baby


lollipopmother Thu 31-Jul-08 12:01:04

i think you tick most of the boxes in that case! But oh my God, work out sessions 4 x a week?! shock

hatcam Thu 31-Jul-08 12:57:23

sounds worse than it is and I'm NOT completely insane! I run a class - outdoor fitness for mums and babies - so it ends up being my workout too. Would never advise one of my clients to do the same thing, but my body's so used to it by now that I think I'd go into total shock if I took to the sofa.

I'm perfectly normal and eat lots of pie too. Would be drinking plenty of wine as well if it wasn't for the obvious! grin

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