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Anyone know an estimate of how long until labor will start if your baby is "engaged?" What does...

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Means the head is down, right? Midwife says my baby is engaged, and dilated 1 cm, but cerivx is still thick and long...Estimated due date is 2/9--I want him to stay in that lond ig possible!!! No discharge or anything...Could I still have a couple weeks left do you think...?

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Yes, I believe you *could* have a few more weeks. I remember with my 2nd baby, walking around at 4 cm dilated and 80% effaced for over 2 weeks. Labor can happen very quickly, but if this is your first, you could still have a long road ahead of you. :)

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At this point, there's still no telling ... could be days or could be weeks. I was 1 cm dilated and 25 percent effaced and my little girl was "engaged" at least 3 weeks before her birth.

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