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4/5 palpable at 24wks
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#1 spear_maiden

Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:51 PM

HI there

I had my first midwife appt this morning and it was great.  I'm doing group midwifery and was last to be measured etc.  My midwife popped my details in electronically, we had a chat, all was good.  Anyway, upon leaving I thought I'd just check my handwritten record so I could give DH a call and let him know.
It said Ceph, 4/5 palpable.  Is this a pretty standard result for 2nd preg at 24.5wks?  I'm assuming so, as he didn't mention anything...  Anyway, in first preg at my 36wks appt (I was 35+5 at the appt), my record said the same thing and my waters broke early the next morning.  Does baby move up and down the whole time in a 2nd preg?

I would send my midwife a text, but I'm pretty sure he was off to check on a patient in labour so don't want to disturb him.

Thanks for any help offered, and pls excuse my lack of knowledge.

#2 R2B2

Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:07 PM

Just shoot him a txt. he will get around to replying at some stage original.gif never hurts to ask!

#3 CheekyBuggers

Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:15 PM

After the first most won't engage until labour. But also depends how it's written. Unless you've seen same one a lot write it back to front.

#4 Boombox

Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:25 PM

Totally normal at 24 weeks. It just means the head is down and most of it is above the pelvic brim- exactly where it should be. The position isn't really relevant until you're around 34 weeks onwards, or in labour. At 24 weeks the baby is still small enough that it could turn to a different position as you walked out the door.  original.gif

#5 spear_maiden

Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:30 PM

Thank you!!  I freaked myself a little last night, and I think when I saw that written down this morning, I immediately starting wondering if it meant anything.

Oh god, I hope I'm not this bad for the next 16 weeks wink.gif

Cheers again!

#6 dreamingofcats

Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:09 PM

My baby has been head down since 26 weeks, I think she enjoys being upside down. She was 4/5 engaged like you at 32 weeks. I have had no issues with it (no early labour scares etc) other than needing to pee as soon as I stand up.

As others have said, its still little so may turn around at this stage anyway. Alot of the women I have spoke with who are onto their second third etc say each appointment is different with baby being engaged, and it floats in and out, more so than a first baby.

#7 Soontobegran

Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:43 PM

With subsequent babies they can pop their heads in and stay in from very early or pop it in and get right back out again several times a day.
All sound fine original.gif

#8 Natttmumm

Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:03 AM

Mine has been in a similar spot too now 27 weeks. Hoping it stays put as DD2 ended up transverse somewhere around 38 weeks.

#9 spear_maiden

Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:46 PM

Thanks ladies.

Funnily enough, the next day I felt that my tummy was sitting a little higher and I didn't need to pee every 2 secs so I think she moved up a bit.  Then two days later, the day of a Dr's appt I was back to feeling heavy below and what do you know, Dr said bubs was sitting low and head down.  Guess she might be like her big bro and prefer to sleep with her head wedged against something wink.gif .

Fingers crossed Natttmumm that LO stays in position for you this time!


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