You've been pregnant for more than nine months and, chances are, you're more than ready to get this show on the road. (By "show," I mean your baby and the "road" is your birth canal, obviously). As your pregnancy moves along, you'll hear more talk about the signs baby has engaged and, since you're almost there, you're probably wondering what exactly that means.
According to Baby Center, your baby engages, or drops, as your body prepares to give birth. It simply means that your baby has lowered deeper into your pelvis and is in a position to enter the birth canal once your labor begins. It is an exciting phase simply for the fact that it signifies that your body is doing exactly what it should be doing and that, soon, you'll have your little one in your arms.
Although your doctor will definitely let you know when your baby has engaged, being able to recognize the signs on your own can help shed some light on what is happening inside your body as it prepares to labor. The Dr. Sears website noted that, typically, engagement happens in the last two weeks of pregnancy. Although the signs aren't completely universal, these subtle changes in your body all mean that you're one step closer to meeting your baby at long last.