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So today I had some cramping and ending up having a NST and a cervical check. The midwife said that my cervix is still firm and long and that baby is at -2. Afterwards I realised I have no idea what that means. Does anyone know?  

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That's how engaged the baby is in your pelvis and it's called the baby's station. I thought I could easily find a website that shows this, but apparently not! 

 

-2 station means the baby is heading down; the baby is engaged at 0 station and crowning at +3 station.


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It refers to how low the baby is -- I believe 0 is even with your pubic bone.  Negative numbers mean the baby is higher than that, positive numbers mean that the baby is further out than that.

 

I'm sure someone can give a better/more thorough explanation, but I think that's the basic idea.


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Labor Station - Your Baby's Position in Relation to the Pelvis

How far the baby is "down" in the pelvis, measured by the relationship of the fetal head to the ischial spines (sit bones). Measured in negative and positive numbers. -5 is a floating baby, 0 station is said to be engaged in the pelvis, and +5 is crowning.

http://pregnancy.about.com/od/laborbasics/g/station.htm

 

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Awesome! Thanks for the info!! I was having a really hard time finding anything on google!

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