# What does 5th of head palpable mean?

## What does 5th of head palpable mean?

The head is divided into fifths (each about 2 cm in length) and descent into the pelvis is described as ‘fifths palpable’. When only two-fifths of the fetal head is palpable, the widest part has descended into the pelvis and therefore the head is engaged.

### What does it mean when baby is 2/5 engaged?

Your midwife will note how many fifths of your baby’s head they can feel above the edge of your pelvis. So 5/5 or 4/5 in your notes means that your baby hasn’t dropped all the way down yet, while 3/5, 2/5, or less means that your baby is engaged.

What does 5th palpable mean in maternity notes?

Palp. Palpable – w hen your baby’s head starts to engage, your midwife will note how much of your baby’s head is palpable (i.e can be felt) 4/5 indicates that your baby has started to engage, 1/5 means nearly engaged. Palpation.

Is 3/5 fully engaged?

4/5. Baby’s head is just beginning to enter into the pelvis, but only the very top or back of the head can be felt by your doctor or midwife. 3/5. At this point, the widest part of your baby’s head has moved into the pelvic brim, and your baby is considered engaged.

## Does 3/5 palpable mean baby is engaged?

### What is 1/5th engaged pregnancy?

1/5 or 0/5 = deeply engaged. If it’s your first baby, engagement tends to happen in the last weeks. In subsequent pregnancies, it may happen later or even not until labour has started.

What does 3 fifths engaged?

It means very little. Trust me as someone who is 10 days over due with a baby that has been fully engaged for 3 weeks. I think it can depend on which way they write it as they can mean 3/5ths palable so 3/5ths of babies head still movable rather than 3/5ths of the head engaged.

What does engagement 4/5 mean in pregnancy?

4/5 = sitting on the pelvic brim. 3/5 = lower but most still above the brim. 2/5 = engaged, as most is below the brim. 1/5 or 0/5 = deeply engaged. If it’s your first baby, engagement tends to happen in the last weeks.

## What does 0/5 palpable mean on an ultrasound?

it means the midwife can palpate (feel) 3/5 of babies skull outside your pelvis, so babies head is 2/5 engaged into your pelvis, 0/5 palpable is fully engaged so you have 3/5 to go, hope this helps

### How many fifths of the fetal head is palpable?

The head is divided into fifths (each about 2 cm in length) and descent into the pelvis is described as ‘fifths palpable’. When only two-fifths of the fetal head is palpable, the widest part has descended into the pelvis and therefore the head is engaged. For instrumental delivery there should be no more than 1/5 palpable

What does 5/5 mean on Baby’s Head?

i know that 5/5 means free so not engaged so does this mean that i only have one more fifth to go until babies head is completely engaged. Its so confusing, any help would be much appreciated.