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    Yes, definitely check out the Spinning Babies website for things to try now, and also during labor.

    As for your muscle wall being "weak" it probably isn't given that you've been healing for five months. If it were, you'd have had complications by now. But you might find that it can interfere with your delivery in a mental way rather than a physical way. I'd have never thought of this until about a year ago, but I know a woman who had abdominal surgery, an appendectomy, during her pregnancy last year. Her doctor said she'd be fine for a vaginal birth, but when she was pushing, she felt that her scar wasn't strong enough in some way. She knew intuitively that there wasn't anything wrong, but she had a mental block with it. Her husband held his hand there, not really pushing but just applying pressure, and she said it gave her a sense of strength in that area, and then she was able to push just fine. So be aware that something like that might happen for you. Wishing you a fabulous fifth birth!
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    Hi! I posted on the Large Families board (I lurk there a lot!) thinking it was this board! ha ha! anyway, wanted to add that back labor is harder than "regular" labor but it's the pushing that is really different. it just takes longer and is tougher when baby isn't in the correct position. So don't be suprised if baby doesn't turn when the pushing phase takes longer than your other children did. Good luck! I hope she turns for you prior to labor or at least during labor!
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    DD was sunny side up and the nurse had me do different positions during labor to try to turn her and she did turn. I could tell she turned when my back labor subsided some. It didn't completely go away, but it wasn't as bad. I'm assuming she turned all the way because I only pushed twice and she slipped right out. From the time my water broke to the time she was born was only 4 minutes. A friend of mine had a home birth and her son was sunny side up. She did push for a couple of hours, but she successfully delivered him at home so it is possible.
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    Thank you ladies so much for your input!

    When I went for my ob appt I was 4cm 100% effaced. Baby is still facing up but my ob feels she will move and my labor will go on as normal and if not I might push longer. She said they will not force a c-section on me unless something is wrong with baby or that I try and push for so long I get tired and can't do it anymore.

    I am still going ahead with the induction Friday morning, all she will be doing is breaking my water. Once my water breaks my body will do what it is supposed to do!

    I will keep everyone updated on how she came out!

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    sounds like your body is gearing up, glad you have lots of support!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mommyin04060809 View Post
    I am still going ahead with the induction Friday morning, all she will be doing is breaking my water. Once my water breaks my body will do what it is supposed to do!
    I'm going to strongly urge you to reconsider this plan. Breaking your water will risk "locking" baby into her poor positioning, which will make labor harder & longer. It could also prevent a vaginal birth altogether because, without that cushion, it's more difficult for baby to turn or to tuck her chin to get her head out. And it also puts you "on the clock," which might mean they'd want to start Pitocin in X amount of hours if labor doesn't start or try to force a c-section if baby isn't born with Y amount of hours.

    You're not even to your EDD, so what's the rush? Let your body do what it's supposed to do on its own time frame. If there *is* a reason to induce labor, then in your case I would recommend starting with a bit of Pitocin and see if that jump-starts things, because you can turn it off when labor gets going, and you can get up & go home if it's not working. Also, keeping the waters intact gives your baby more time & room to turn during labor.
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    My first baby was sunny side up, and yes, all of the labor was in my back. I won't lie, it was excrutiating, but I did it naturally... and it was a vaginal delivery.

    I also second what Spacers said.
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    I have to agree with Stacey (Spacers) and Krystal (Starryblue702). With my DS, I went into labor when my water broke naturally. I really think it was a much more difficult labor because of both the bad position and the water breaking first. I'd start with Pitocin rather than breaking my water. Why is your doctor recommending to start with that?
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    Ashly had her baby. Carolina Elizabeth Willow Anne H* 7lbs, 10 oz and 20in long on Friday the 13th. She reported that labor was fast and intense and Carolina came out with bruises on her face.

    She did go along with the induction time, but I'm unsure if she changed the method.

    She reported on FB this morning that Carolina is having breathing issues.

    If you are familiar with Ashly, you know that she went through a LOT with her last baby, Leland. He had dead lung tissue and was wrongfully diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis and had the dead tissue removed in Dec 2011. It's been a long hard road with Leland, so to be facing another lung issue must be killing her and her family.

    Please send her T&P. I will update as I can.

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    "I am finally home after a horrible recovery. Long story I had a spinal leak after my epidural and was in bed for 2 days. This morning I was able to get a spinal tap and blood patch done and feel about 75% better. They said I should be up and running fully in 7-10 days. Carolina is doing great. She is finally learned that she needs to breathe while eating. She will join us at home on Wed if she behaves. Me and the nicu are best friends! The same Nicu dr and bed LeLand was in! Crazy! Ok off to rest in bed!"

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