28 weeks pregnant and baby is head down

I am 36 weeks pregnant and baby's head is 2/5ths engaged. Does this mean that I will have my baby any time soon?

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Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Not necessarily


You are referring to station. Station is a very subjective measurement of how far down the birth canal the baby is. A lower station tends to imply a sooner delivery, but its not a reliable indicator. Different practitioners can measure a different station in the same woman at the same time as well - its more of a gestalt than a reliable objective measure, despite its objective definition.
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I am 25 weeks pregnant with my second child. Could backpains be caused by the baby's head on my spine?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
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Back pain


It doesn't necessarily mean the baby's head is in your spine. It is more of the uterus pressure upon the nerves in your spine and its mass effect.
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Dr. Michael J. Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
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No but...


It is not the baby's head, but likely the weight of the whole baby. Low back pain is very common during pregnancy.
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31 weeks pregnant on Procardia & Vistarol & at last prenatal appt, dr said cervix is closed but felt baby's head & have had severe cramps for hours?

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Dr. Wendy Askew
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Need to go to hosp!


procardia is used to treat preterm labor/contractions. so if you are on it and still getting cramps (which are likely contractions) you need to go to L&D or ur doctors office: need a fetal fibronectin test, need a sonogram measurement of cervix length and monitoring for preterm labor. If PTL: need to be admitted to hospital to try to stop it.
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Third trimester Pregnancy

Do's And Don'ts

Women should try to gain 1pound weight per week in 3rd Trimester ( week. 28 to week 40) of pregnancy

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hi am 35 weeks pregnant and baby head down but I keep getting sharp pains in my vagina what dose it meen ?

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Dr. Lydia Collins
Gynecology
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Ligaments pulling


The most common cause of sharp pains in the vagina towards the end of pregnancy is ligaments pulling. The bulky uterus and baby pushing down causes a lot of stretching of the tissues. Stabbing pains are common. Using a abdominal brace may be helpful.
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I'm 33 weeks pregnant baby is head down and I have a lot of vaginal pressure that isn't relieved by position change is this normal?

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Dr. Daniel C. Lee
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Yes


Yes this is common. However, see your ob.gyn immediately if you have any vaginal bleeding, painful contractions, or gross leakage of fluid.
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Third trimester Pregnancy

Do's And Don'ts

3rd trimester tip - daily foot massages! Improves circulation, reduces swelling, and feels great!

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I am 34 weeks pregnant and my baby is already head down and the fundus measured 40cm is that normall?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine
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No.


You have a size-dates discrepancy from your description. Your doctor/midwife should refer you for a maternal-fetal medicine ultrasound and consultation to determine what is causing this; it could be a fluke from excess maternal abdominal wall thickness, or true due to a large fetus, too much fluid in the pregnancy sac, uterine fibroids or fetal anomalies such as hydrops or sacrococcygeal teratoma.
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32 weeks pregnant baby still breech. This is my first pregnancy. What are the chances of head down position?

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Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Still Good


Generally, fetal presentation at 32 wks is NOT indicative of presentation at term, and you have no need to worry at this time. If still breech at 36 weeks gestation, it is likely that the breech will persist. Your provider will discuss the option of version (flipping the fetus) if the breech persists at term.
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34 weeks pregnant. Baby is dropped and head down but face up. What are some ways I can help to get her face down?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Please discuss with


your OB all ?s like this at this point and earlier should be directed to your OB, if the baby is face up it may or may not rotate to face down when or before u go into labor , if it remains face up that makes it as u know 10X harder to push out vaginally and u have increased chance of a csection, dont try to force something that is stuck hopefully it will rotate
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38 weeks pregnant so tired of carrying the baby,doctor said head is all the way down 2 weeks ago should I try to wait and do It naturaly?

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Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine
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Yes


EVERYONE is tired of being pregnant around 38 weeks! You are anxious for it to be over, and hold baby on the OUTSIDE, and get back to tying your shoes and painting toenails by yourself. It's best to let babies get as close to 40 weeks as possible. The womb is the safest place for them to be! Don't worry, it will all be over with soon! Congrats!
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I am 30 weeks pregnant and had a sonagram yesterday and they told me the baby is lying transverse does that mean he is trying to turn head down.?

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Dr. Bac X. Nguyen
Family Medicine
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Likely in process of


Often baby is head-down by about 32 weeks or so..some can be down from the start of pregnancy. Turning head-down is nature's way of preparing for birth..an amazing process of pregnancy/birth. Keep yourself well, eat well, stay active if you can until delivery. Congrats and look luck
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