3/5 engaged.... what does this mean????

24/04/2007 at 15:10
Sorry girls im being a pain tonight with all the questions but i have 21 days till i go in for section and i was at my specialist on thursday who said that baby was 3/5 engaged. Does this mean that the baby is going to come sooner than expected? im just so worried that my waters might break and i go into labour because i havent prepared myself for that at all!!!
advice appreciated lots!!!

Love from K & the belly monster!!! x x x:\)
24/04/2007 at 15:14
all the info on 3/5 engaged etc is in the notes, sorry im not much help cant really remember the words tonight lol xx
24/04/2007 at 15:30
Hey babyboo1.... 3/5ths engaged does not necessarily mean that your baby will come earlier than when your C/S or the actual baby is due. As part of assessing women and babies during pregnancy when locate the position of the babies head in the pelvis. This done in what we call finger breaths of fiths. The midwife or Ob will feel put their fingers/hand right in the pelvis under your belly and try and feel the babies head. We measure this from 5-1 (fiths). Meaning that a baby at 1/5th is basically at the peliv outlet and then as the babies head lowers, so do the numbers. Which become 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th. So being 3/5ths would mean that yes your baby's head is in the right place and still has a bit more to go until he/she is what we called fully engaged meaning complete fixed inside the pelvis at its lower point and immobile. If you are having an C/S and you do happen to go earlier, then they will trun your elective C/S into an emergency and perform it then. So need to worry either way. Amirah (midwife and mum 2 be). xo
24/04/2007 at 15:36
Hi Amirah!
Thankyou for your advice i really appreciate it lots! I should have really asked specialist when he said i was 3/5 engaged but i just 4got! all i wanted to know was that baby was healthy!!! How long do you have left to go? x x x
25/04/2007 at 14:34
Lol... A long time!!! Im only 15 weeks.... But good luck for you and I hope all goes well! Amirah xo
12/06/2012 at 17:05

i am 36 weeks pregnant and 2/5 palpable what does this mean can anyone help?

30/10/2012 at 12:34

hi i am 39+3 and had a c-section booked today as baby breech now he has turned and it has been cancelled. i am really over being pregnant def at the end is more hard work. if today they said he is 3/5 down does this mean he could go fully engaged over night? could this take a while?? will i not have him any time soon


very tired mum 2 be

01/11/2012 at 19:14

Hi, I am 40 +3, had an appointment with my midwife today and in my notes it says 3/5pulp I also have been getting regular tightenings since about 5 every 20 minute..

Does anyone know what the 'pulp' means.. also could these tighenings be the begining of labour?

15/02/2013 at 14:43
Hi I'm 34 weeks pregnant and 3/5 engaged but midwife didn't seem worried. She said still some cooking left to do. So I'm assuming this can be quite normal. This is my third baby, and can't remember baby's head being engaged but it can happen at labour. My first was breech so had c section and my second was vbac. Had 3 degree tears with second but am going to try another vbac. But hoping baby will not turn up too early.
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