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    Default How do I tell if she is engaged?

    I am really really kicking myself about not asking if baby's head was engaged at all at my appointment on Friday and now I have to wait til 04/04/12 for my ob appointment.

    Anyone with experience & can remember, what did it feel like?

    Some things that has me thinking she is include:

    achey thighs & pelvis
    going to the toilet even more than I was (it is bl00dy ridiculous, I may as well live in the toilet lol)
    sharp pains in that area
    what feels like a swollen vjay & all around that area
    difficulty standing up without pain & pressure
    difficulty walking, especially without support belt.

    I laboured in my thighs with Jack a lot so the achey thighs I think is giving me a good reminder that she isn't too far away now with a max of 5 weeks to go!




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    For me I was able to return to sleeping lying down, rather than propped up on an angle and started getting strange shooting pains down through my groin.

    It would have been sometime between 36w and 38wks when she went from 4/5 to 3/5 (i felt no different at 4/5). Good luck for the last few weeks

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    It should say in your records how many fifths above the brim he/she is. If there is nothing there then I would say he/she isn't at all.

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    The midwife writes how many fifths engaged she is in my pregnancy book after every visit. She's been 3/5 for weeks and weeks now! I had all the signs that you mentioned when she first dropped too which was around 35 ish weeks. It doesn't necessarily mean they're any closer to making an appearance though because I'm 4 days overdue and still waiting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by loving6 View Post
    It should say in your records how many fifths above the brim he/she is. If there is nothing there then I would say he/she isn't at all.
    I checked and it says NE so obviously she is Not Engaged. Thanks!


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    Quote Originally Posted by inertia View Post
    The midwife writes how many fifths engaged she is in my pregnancy book after every visit. She's been 3/5 for weeks and weeks now! I had all the signs that you mentioned when she first dropped too which was around 35 ish weeks. It doesn't necessarily mean they're any closer to making an appearance though because I'm 4 days overdue and still waiting!
    Oh no! Lol! All the best for when it happens xo


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bambaloo View Post
    I checked and it says NE so obviously she is Not Engaged. Thanks!


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    Mine not either. I am experiencing all those symptoms too...

    Frustrating isn't it.

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    I had all the symptoms and mine isnt engaged either Have next ob appt tomorrow but to be honest not expecting any change. Even have a feeling he may have flipped back to a breech position after being turned a couple of wks ago! And he's due a week today

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    Don't stress it is very common for 2nd, 3rd or in my case 6th baby not to engage until labour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loving6 View Post
    Don't stress it is very common for 2nd, 3rd or in my case 6th baby not to engage until labour.
    Yes my Dd was 3/5 engaged (still had cs) and DS didn't engage & still flipping side to side in labour! But I don't remember getting any of these things with either of them, apart from DS I felt the bowling ball between your legs type pressure the day before I went into labour


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