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    I'll be 37 weeks tomorrow and am giving birth at a local birthing center. My baby is head down thankfully, but she sits on my right side, which I know can cause her to turn posterior when labor starts. I've been trying to sleep on my left side as much as possible, not lean back in recliners or on the chair, do pelvic rocks to get her up out of my pelvis so she can turn easier, but it just doesn't seem like anything is working. She keeps going right back to my right side. I avoided back labor with Evan and would like her to be in the right position to avoid it this time as well. Just wondering how much I should really be worried about this, and if there is anything else I can do that I'm not already doing?
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    Check out www.spinningbabies.com

    It's an awesome site. Took me a bit to figure it out, but once I did it was great. It also tells you how to "belly map" so you can figure out how your baby is laying just by feeling the kicks and bumps and smooth parts of your baby bump!
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    Yep, been a frequent visitor of that site most of this pregnancy since I had to deal with transverse and breech positions that caused a lot of pain and discomfort for quite a while.
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    Is she engaged?

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    I don't think so, it doesn't feel like it.
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    What about having your belly shifted with a rebozo? Will your mw do that?

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    See a chiropractor. If baby keeps settling to your right despite "optimal positioning" on your part, I'd guess that your pelvis is out of whack.
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    Mine is doing the same thing. I sit on a birth ball most nights watching tv and on the computer as well as the exercises and sleeping on my left side too. That's how DD always sat too. I'm not so worried about the side as long as baby is not posterior at this point. I'm just going to keep doing what I do and hope that he doesn't turn sunny-side up.
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    My doula training course talked about how babies tend to rotate clockwise (due to uterine anatomy and the tendancy for things in nature to travel clockwise, and perhaps also to avoid the hard, boney symphasis pubis), which is why many babies in ROA or ROT rotate poterior during labor. OFP doesn't take clockwise rotation into account. The course included a technique for encouraging clockwise rotation, but it was for labor and not pregnancy, so I don't really know if it would work.

    My DS was always on the right as well. It didn't cause any problems for me in labor, though it may have slowed it down a little (labor was 11 hours), particularly at the end (it was 4 hours from 8cm to the birth) I didn't experience any "back labor" so if he did turn posterior, it was probably only briefly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emilys3Guppies View Post
    What about having your belly shifted with a rebozo? Will your mw do that?
    I have an appointment tomorrow, so I will ask her about that. I read about that in Ina May's Guide to childbirth, but I had forgotten all about it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spacers View Post
    See a chiropractor. If baby keeps settling to your right despite "optimal positioning" on your part, I'd guess that your pelvis is out of whack.
    I've been seeing the chiro weekly since I was about 32 weeks pregnant and it's helped a lot. My baby girl was breech initially, and Webster turned her. The past two times I've been there the chiro has told me that I'm staying together and in line pretty well. I didn't go last week because she was on vacation, but I'll be going on Wednesday for sure. Hopefully she can figure something out.
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