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<br><p>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?  </p>
 

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<p>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! </p>
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<p>-2 station means the baby is heading down; the baby is engaged at 0 station and crowning at +3 station.</p>
 

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

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<h3><span class="fn">Labor Station - Your Baby's Position in Relation to the Pelvis</span></h3>
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.</div>
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<p><a href="http://pregnancy.about.com/od/laborbasics/g/station.htm" target="_blank">http://pregnancy.about.com/od/laborbasics/g/station.htm</a></p>
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<p>Awesome! Thanks for the info!! I was having a really hard time finding anything on google!</p>
 
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