It says in the books that head usually engages 2 - 4 wks before labour, just wondering how true this is as midwife told me today that its not true?
My babies head didnt actually engage untill i was in established labor which i think is quite common in 1st babies(i think) & he was 2 weeks overdue.
i couldnt submit a opinion as none were relevant sorry.
Mine is 2/5ths engaged at the moment
Sorry to hijack but when thay say the head is well down how down does that normally mean?
Anyway, I was pushing for 2 hours and getting nowhere, so ended up with a forceps and vacuum delivery. The midwife told me afterwards that DD had never moved any further down than 2 fifths engaged and that's why I needed the assisted delivery. They thought she would move down during labour as most babies would do, but my lazy baby never bothered
At my 39 week appt, my baby's head was 2 fifths engaged. I was scheduled for another appt at exactly 40 weeks, but as it turned out I was already in the labour ward about to give birth by then