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How long after the head engaged did you have?

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prettyfly1 Fri 08-Apr-05 16:48:44

Hi guys, thirty six plus two weeks, head engaged a week ago and had two false start labours already - how long did you guys have after head engaged and you started to stretch up as it were before your little ones make an appearance.

Nik72 Fri 08-Apr-05 16:53:23

Head engaged 35 weeks. Baby appeared 41 weeks and LOTS of uncomfortable runs of tightenings in between. Thought at the time they were painful but in retrospect having had REAL contractions in labour they were nothing!!!!!

lockets Fri 08-Apr-05 16:59:54

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katzguk Fri 08-Apr-05 17:05:06

DD - 'dropped'/engaged 3 weeks before she was born so 34 weeks and was born at 37

Eulalia Fri 08-Apr-05 17:17:32

With my first head engaged early on about 34 weeks but he wasn't born till 41+1. I had no false labour.

mummytosteven Fri 08-Apr-05 18:12:27

the day before labour started!. unusual for a first time i think.

prettyfly1 Mon 11-Apr-05 01:07:55

cool cheers for letting me know. Am most uncomfortable at moment so just dying for it all to be over!!!!!!!!1

qsack Mon 11-Apr-05 20:54:42

i just read this hoping to get some good news, but no! this is my second pregnancy and have been told that with the second they engage really late on, sometimes when you go into labour. MW told me last thursday that if the head was any lower i'd be pushing the baby out, so got very excited that it was imminent. however, i'm still here and reading this it looks like it might be a while.

prettyfly1 Mon 11-Apr-05 22:18:36

me too. so not loving this stage

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