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Can you tell when baby becomes engaged?? Ow, ow, ow!

(4 Posts)
suwoo Sat 04-Jul-09 22:17:14

Am only 35 weeks, but tis no3. Baby has been head down all along but notes from MW last week said N/E which I take to mean 'not engaged'.

Earlier on I sat down quickly on the sofa, where I normally sit down more gingerly....fuck me, I thought I had sat on a bowling ball hmm. I shot up with a yelp and it bought tears to my eyes.

I have been getting lots of knitting needle up fanjo pains since and achey pains too.

Am booked in for section in 3 weeks, he'll stay in until then won't he?

<<please say he will>>

Kaylo Sun 05-Jul-09 00:28:52

oooh, def sounds engaged Suwoo but babies can engage and disengage for weeks - can cause pain tho in the areas you're describing.

Keep an eye on it, obviously you'll know that if the pains start becoming regular and across your abdomen/back to ring your midwife immediately!!

Hoping he'll stay put for you!!

pippa251 Sun 05-Jul-09 07:17:12

Sounds engaged- I've been 2/5 engaged since 35 weeks and am now 38 + 6 so you should be ok

I bought a birthing / excersize blow up ball and its the most comfy thing ever- as you'll probably feel like you're sitting on his head - they're only 5-10 quid and a real investment if youre struggling to get comfy

good luck

suwoo Sun 05-Jul-09 08:53:21

Thanks for that you two, that is what my instinct was telling me. It feels better this morning but thats because I haven't been throwing myself down onto the sofa.
Or maybe he's disengaged himself again after the shock of me sitting on his head grin

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