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Old 07-02-2008, 09:19 AM   #1
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37 weeks

At 37 weeks the midwife explained that my baby's head is 3/5 palpable. My baby feels very low. Does this mean labour coud start some time soon????

 
Old 07-03-2008, 04:02 PM   #2
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Re: 37 weeks

I've never heard the term palpable before what does she mean when she says that?

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Old 07-03-2008, 04:07 PM   #3
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Re: 37 weeks

Ok never mind, I didn't want to sound like one of my students so I did what I tell them to do and looked it up, LOL! I would say if the head can be seen or touched the time is very near...did your midwife say if you were dilated yet or mention anything about effacement?

 
Old 07-04-2008, 06:44 AM   #4
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Re: 37 weeks

She didn't no. Maybe I need to ask more questions! I think i'm just getting impatient now because i'm soooo uncomfortable!!

Thank you for your for your reply. I'm sure when the time is here I'll know about it x

 
Old 07-04-2008, 01:10 PM   #5
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Re: 37 weeks

While I don't remember my doctor using this exact term during my first pregnancy, what I think your doc means is that when doing an internal exam she is able to feel the baby's head. That is a good sign, it basically means the baby is getting into position and his/her head has moved down towards the birth canal. However mine was like this for a while and I didn't deliver my daughter until 39 weeks 4 days....so you never know. They seem to make their appearence when they are good and ready. I hope it comes soon for your sake! Good luck!
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