# What is 2 fifths engaged?

## What is 2 fifths engaged?

Your midwife will note how many fifths of your baby’s head they can feel above the edge of your pelvis. So 5/5 or 4/5 in your notes means that your baby hasn’t dropped all the way down yet, while 3/5, 2/5, or less means that your baby is engaged.

What does it mean when baby’s head is 1/5 engaged?

1/5 or 0/5 = deeply engaged. If it’s your first baby, engagement tends to happen in the last weeks. In subsequent pregnancies, it may happen later or even not until labour has started.

### Is 5 5 fully engaged?

5/5. This is the least engaged position; your baby’s head is sitting above the pelvic brim. 4/5. Baby’s head is just beginning to enter into the pelvis, but only the very top or back of the head can be felt by your doctor or midwife.

What does it mean if my baby’s head is 3/5 engaged?

4/5. Baby’s head is just beginning to enter into the pelvis, but only the very top or back of the head can be felt by your doctor or midwife. 3/5. At this point, the widest part of your baby’s head has moved into the pelvic brim, and your baby is considered engaged.

#### Can baby change position after head engaged?

When your baby’s head reaches the engaged position, they are in position for labor. They may move into position two to four weeks before labor. Still, sometimes the baby won’t drop into the engaged position until labor begins. Unfortunately, you have little control over when this happens.

What does it mean when baby is 3/5 engaged?

Baby’s head is just beginning to enter into the pelvis, but only the very top or back of the head can be felt by your doctor or midwife. 3/5. At this point, the widest part of your baby’s head has moved into the pelvic brim, and your baby is considered engaged.

## What does it mean 4 5 engaged?

(4/5 engaged means that 4/5 of the head is down in your pelvis. 4/5 palpable means that the midwife can feel 4/5 of the baby’s head above your pelvis, so only 1/5 is engaged).

Should the baby’s head be engaged at 2/5th?

If so, then the baby’s head should be engaged by this stage most definitely. Basically, the head is split into fifths & so 2/5 of the babies head is in your pelvis, which means 3/5 still isn’t. But it is engaged, which is a good sign.

### What does 2/5ths engaged mean?

ya, its actually the other way round to what it sounds-so 2/5ths engaged means that 2/5ths of the baby’s head is palpable above the pelvic brim… therefore 3/5ths is down in this pelvis. So 5/5ths would mean the baby’s head is not engaged at all and 0/5ths would mean its totally engaged.

Was You 2/5 engaged at 38+4 weeks?

I was 2/5 engaged at my 38+4 week mw appt which was a weds, so I though baby was a way off but he came at 39+2, so on the monday, not too long a wait at all! I didn’t really think this was very far engaged at all, but obviously it was ok! Good luck and hope baby’s not too far away! x Head 2/5 engaged. What does this really mean?

#### What does it mean to have most of the head engaged?

Apparently that means that there is only 2/5 of the babies head left to go down, so its all he can feel. Therefore most of the head is engaged. However you can be fully engaged and not a lot happen for a few weeks. You maybe walking a bit funny for a while yet!