This can occur as early as 33 or 34 weeks, but may not happen before labour starts. If the baby engages in the pelvis early this does not mean that you will give birth early. Usually the baby will engage in the pelvis by 37 to 38 weeks, but not always.
Hello again wellbalanced . You sound like you're quoting from a book there. Knowing that you're expecting your first, can I just check if this is something that you've been told to expect? It sounds right for a first baby, but not for subsequent ones, which I believe often don't engage until the last minute.
I wouldn't use quoting from a book but yes something read. 2nd 3rd 4th 5th etc can be different depending on tummy muscles and babies position to change right up until the birth. But it can also engage early like 1st. Am i wrong? I read too much i know!!!