Im 41+4 days with my First Baby! im really beginning to stress now that the baby will not engage, we have tried nearly everything, walking miles, bouncing on ball, swimmming, pineapple, rasberry leaf tea and nothing has worked! at 38 weeks i was 3/5ths engaged now im only 4/5ths! Ive had 2 sweeps and am 2cm dilated and 1cm long! Nothing seems to be happening at all, im getting induced on Wed and really want to start labour naturally! Has this happened to anyone else, or does any one have a story similar or any positive comments?Ive been getting really worried and tearful and really want a sign that baby will be coming into the word soon!
My eldest didn't engage. When I saw my consultant at 4 days overdue (a Thursday) he decided there wasn't enough room in my pelvis for her to engage due to my height (4ft 11) and bookedmeinforacaesareanonMonday.
She was born naturally Sunday lunchtime, weighing over 8lb, with no need for forceps, ventouse or anything else. That stupid man left me feeling I was unable to give birth naturally and he was totallywrong.
I still bear a grudge and this was in 1992!
Why won't they leave you until at least 42 weeks? I'm so sorry that they are still terrifying people whose babies haven't engaged, they should have learned better by now.