Hi ladies, just wondering if any of you have experienced this in your pregnancies:
This is my first pregnancy and I'm 40+5 today. At my last appointment (Thursday) bub's head was still "floating", meaning that the lowest part of her head is still above my pelvis. She has been in a good position otherwise, sitting left occipital anterior. I've been told and read that most first time mum's usually engage at least partially before 40 weeks, whereas second time mum's don't usually engage until they are in labour. I've also read that there is usually a reason why a first time mum doesn't engage after 40 weeks - it's likely that the baby is in an awkward position or the head is too big for the mother's pelvis - correct me if I'm wrong!
I've been booked in for an induction on Thursday next week but am worried that if bub's head has still not dropped into my pelvis the induction will end in an emergency c-section, as I've read that this happens in about 80% of cases where the baby's head is floating and the mother is induced.
What I'd really like to know is a) have any FTMs had bub's head drop and engage after 40 weeks and did you end up having a successful vaginal birth? Did you do anything to get the head to engage? Or b) have any mumma's been induced when not engaged and how did it turn out?
Slightly worried that I'll end up having an emergency c-sect after failed induction when I desperately wanted a natural, spontaneous vaginal birth