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- by KatieJ91 May 14, '12Hi all,
I am in the middle of my labor and delivery theory and my teacher was explaining that nulliparas engage or lighten sooner than multiparas. I have searched and searched the internet and cannot find out WHY they engage later in subsequent pregnancies. Does anyone have an explanation for this?
- May 19, '12 by sal123rnNullparas engage more prior to active labor than multips because the nullpara has to let the tissues and pelvic bones stretch/move to allow passage of the baby. Mutips have already done this before, so the baby can just slip down wwhen labor begins.