Baby positioning

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Baby positioning

This LO has been head down for ages, but at my last appt the mw pointed out that he is posterior. I had been feeling little feets and even toes when he would stick his foot out far enough for a few weeks, so I guess if I had thought about it, I would have realized this on my own. I have been rocking on a birth ball, doing cat/cows and spending time on my hands and knees, and I THINK he might have flipped over. I think I am feeling a butt near the top of my belly, and not feeling feet there anymore. I have checked out the spinning babies website, but anyone else have advice about ways they have gotten a baby into a good position for labor? I never thought about this stuff much with DS....besides head down and anterior, what should I be looking for as far as positioning?

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Sounds like you're doing all the right stuff. Make a point to sit and stand straight and not slouch.

Just not to worry to much though, it isn't unusual for babies to rotate in labor Smile

Joined: 09/29/09
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My 2nd was posterior right up until my water broke. He rotated on his own. Try not to worry! Most babies, as I'm sure you already know, will rotate. It's hard not to worry though. I made a post just like this when I was pregnant. I understand the fear completely!

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spinningbabies.com site is great for ways to get baby in optimal position.

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I would see a chiro-- they can move your bones to help get him off whatever he might be hung up on there. Especially at this point in pregnancy.....ask your MW for a recommendation. But an adjustment + good exercises should get that little guy to rotate. Good luck!

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"boilermaker" wrote:

I would see a chiro-- they can move your bones to help get him off whatever he might be hung up on there. Especially at this point in pregnancy.....ask your MW for a recommendation. But an adjustment + good exercises should get that little guy to rotate. Good luck!

ITA with this.

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both my babies have been posterior right up until it was time to push them out. my first, the OB reached in and rotated because i had an epi and was stuck on my back in bed. with my second, i tried everything to get her to rotate ahead of time...not slouching or reclining at all, spending time on hands and knees multiple times a day during the last 2 weeks of pregnancy, etc. etc. none of it worked. she rotated to anterior on her own during labor when i was between 9 and 10cm. i labored completely upright or on hands and knees, because that's what felt the best to me, and in retrospect, i think it's because she was posterior. i was kneeling on the bed, leaning forward on DH when she rotated. i even gave birth completely upright on a birthing stool. and i don't feel like my labor was any worse or that i had horrible back labor because she was posterior. i still felt the contractions all the way around and progressed quickly. but i don't think she could get past my tailbone in the posterior position, so when she hit that barrier, she figured it out. Smile definitely don't stress!