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    Default Give me tips to help baby engage and labour to start naturally.

    Bubby is high and slightly posterior. I am being induced next week for macrosomia. If Baby doesn't engage or I don't go into natural labour they may have to Caesar me which I really would like to avoid (have 2 year old). Any tips appreciated (or tips to bring on labour that have worked). Thanks

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    You could have been me!
    Neither of my bubs engaged until hours into labour.
    #2 was induced at 37.5 weeks due to lack of movement and macrosomic.
    He took 3 failed inductions (gel tape and balloon) then broke waters and syntocin. I had an epidural and only engaged once labour was in full swing....he was only 3.5kg.
    Much easier labour & birth than my first.
    Hopefully yours is the same

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    2nd babies don't really engage until labour anyway.

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    My bub is 5 weeks now and weighed 4.72kg at birth. At 4 days overdue he was direct op. so I did a lot of sitting on fit ball and bouncing. Don't recline in chairs. Reverse sit in a dining chair. Walking will help. Laying on your left side will also help. When in labour ge had rotated into a more anterior position but his head was transverse. I gave birth at 9 days overdue and had a spontaneous labour with no stitches. Best of luck.

    Edit - he was also my 4th baby. My biggest. The most different pregnancy and labour.
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    How many weeks are you? I know they say second and subsequent bubs often don't engage until labour starts. Swimming is good

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    DD2 is my only baby that engaged before labour started, also the only one were my waters broke spontaneously and before contractions.
    DD1 engaged sometime during labour and DS didn't drop until I was 10cms.
    When I was pregnant recently I was in a similar position to you, I was going to be induced before going overdue due to shoulder dystocia with DS but DD3 would not engage. I was actually already 4cms at 38 weeks but she was too high to break my waters without risking cord prolapse so we waited, I tried walking, squatting, lunging, etc but she didn't budge. Everything was the same at my next appointment so they booked me in to have a small dose of gel which would hopefully start some cramps that would be enough just to push DD down then they would break my waters. Basically everything went to plan, the gel cramps combined with climbing the 5 flights of stairs in the hospital twice were enough to get DD really low, waters were broken and DD arrived 25 minutes later .

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    38 weeks now. I have been walking and rocking on the ball and I think bubby has dropped marginally. I'll just keep on with it!

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    Good news. Baby has dropped a lot and I am being induced tomorrow barring any unforeseen circumstances, thanks all!

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    Baby delivered naturally (with a little help from a vacuum), yay!

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