What does it feel like when the head is engaging?
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Ashley - posted on 08/21/2009
my son was engaged 2 wks before i delivered and head down 8 wks before i delivered. i had tons of pressure everytime i stood up. i was really sore down there and could barely walk. i also had to pee every 1/2 hr or so. i was getting a lot of cramping too. Good Luck!
Leigh - posted on 08/20/2009
I couldn't take 'proper' steps, my stride ended up being alot shorter. I also couldn't walk far without needing to stop & rest. I also felt heaps of pressure low in my back & pelvis. My family kept commenting that my bump had moved lower, although I felt like I could breathe better. My midwife checked me the day before I delivered & told me the baby's head was engaged.
Jolene - posted on 08/20/2009
To me it felt like I had a bowling ball sitting on my cervix. I had tons of pressure and my hips and back hurt. Just think it will soon be over and you will have a wonderful little miracle. It is all worth it in the end.
Rachel - posted on 08/20/2009
I had that with my second. He dropped down so low into my pelvis a couple of days before he was born and the pain in my back and hips was terrible. I phoned my midwife and she said a great way of giving relief is to get a big piece of material(like a sarong) and tie it around your hips. It worked a treat!! I looked ridiculous but didn't care. It just gives you some gentle support in this area. Good luck....
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Brooke - posted on 08/22/2009
i had to go to the tolilet alot more and felt a bit uncomfortable, you will defenetly know when ur in labour, i went into labour thursday night n the midwives said i wasnt could be a few more days so i went home, ended up going back friday afternoon and got told i still wasnt in labour an hour later a midwife came in and did an internal check and i was 7cm dialated 2 and a half hours later my baby was born.
Nikki - posted on 08/20/2009
sounds like back labor not engaging i had it with my son the best thing for the pain was on my hands and knees and rocking back and forth. if it gets tooo bad tell them you need something for pain i got so bad that if i walked like the said i would fall to my knees in pain and i had to beg for and epidural and i was to late and only worked on the right side good luck!!!!
Tracy - posted on 08/20/2009
thanks for all your help, i had a nice bath and that helped with the pain i'm fine today. i meant engaging in the pelvis, bubz head has been down for weeks but it felt a bit different last night like it may have been engaging, i guess i'll find out next week when i have my antenatal visit :)
My big bump droped down conciderably - one day the baby was right up under my ribs and I couldn't slouch and the next day the bump had shifted right domn and i couldn't sit comfotably. Also when i jolted my body (moving to quicklt, down stairs ect) i could feel the the babys head bump my pelvic bones - ouch!
Over all I don't think it should be painfull, just bloody uncomfortable
Jasmine - posted on 08/20/2009
i had a very painful burning feeling and it felt like my babies were going to come out of my behind area coz of the pain in my back, u should ring ur hospital and let them know, they may want to see u to check out whats happening
Olivia - posted on 08/20/2009
If you have no drugs like i did for my third one it does hurt alot but it's over in no time and it worth it.But with my second one i had epidural and didn't feel a thing that was so great.And my first one was a caesarean so i had them all.
Jessica - posted on 08/20/2009
I didn't actually feel my son engaged! I just had very bad back pain! I couldn't sit down or anything! Though what I found helped is standing with your feet shoulder width apart and swaying gently from side to side! This also helps when your in labour to speed it up! That and walking up and down stairs!
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