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    My kiddo has been sitting on top of my pubic bone and cervix for what feels like FOREVER! I have found that kneeling on the floor draped over a yoga ball and rocking it back and forth a bit helps a ton (temporarily). For a few hours after I do that, I get some relief...I guess maybe it gives him room to back off a bit? Also lying with your legs up the wall is supposed to help get a baby to back up a bit. I don't think it will stop baby from engaging when it's time or anything, and he will just move back, but it is nice to get a bit of a break from all the pressure and those stabbing cervix pains. It's also the same stuff you'd do to try and get the baby into a good position for birth, so it can only help!
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    Also you might try a belly support band, which might offer enough support to keep baby from putting *all* his weight right on the pubic bone.
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    Thanks for the suggestions! I am really hoping the chiropractor can work some magic on Monday! I don't feel as much in pain today as I did yesterday, but it seems to be worse in the evenings, anyhow. Maybe it's gravity, or something.

    Spacers, I saw the rebozo thing on Spinning Babies last night! I plan on trying that out in conjunction with the adjustment next week. I may even try to throw an inversion in every day. I did them a bit when I was around the 30 week mark and he was transverse, but he's been head down now since about 32 so I haven't done anything since. Also, I wear something like a "belly sock" every day. It's the Cantaloop brand one. It's pretty soft and about the least amount of support you can wear, but it did seem to make a big difference in my BH's earlier on. Would I need something stronger than that? I hate to shell out $$ for something only to wear it for a brief period of time.
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    You'll want something like this: http://www.motherhood.com/Product.as...tegory_Id=MC32 or this: http://www.motherhood.com/Product.as...9-df03e5c6434f that help lift the weight of the belly but transfer it to your hips instead of your back.

    Check Craigslist and children's consignment stores. Send a "wanted" email to your church & preschool listservs, and any other place that has a lot of moms, see if someone has one you can buy cheap or borrow.
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    I'm sure the chiro will help a lot, it's a blessing with how much our bodies change during pregnancy. Too bad you couldn't get in before the weekend.

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    My friend has a belt she is going to give me tomorrow! So yay for that.

    Also, I was rereading about the rebozo, and I think I'm going to opt out of that. On Spinning Babies, she cautions against using it with an anterior placenta, which I have. So, I think I'll skip that. I'm going to do daily inversions, the belt, and the chiropractor on Monday.

    By the way, none of this is going to force him into a "bad" position, is it? He's LOA, so in a relatively good spot! I just want him to flex his chin, I guess?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacers View Post
    I'm not sure I buy the scar tissue thing as your doctor explained it. I've always heard that the baby's head is what stretches the lower part of the uterus. That's why it's important to have baby in good position, to put good pressure down there. If the chiropractor doesn't help, try doing a Rebozo Shifting, it helps pull baby up & gives him a chance to settle back down in a better position.
    I agree with this too. I've never heard of c/s scar tissue preventing descent of the head. I would guess baby just hasn't engaged yet, which is totally normal... I don't think my babies engaged until labor and then I realize how different my belly suddenly looks

    I highly recommend spending lots of time on hands and knees. It really is great for getting (and keeping) baby in a good position, in my experience.

    Good luck with the chiro!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDBabyHopes View Post
    By the way, none of this is going to force him into a "bad" position, is it? He's LOA, so in a relatively good spot! I just want him to flex his chin, I guess?
    I think that was exactly my problem (why I had such a long labor)...DD was LOA but not engaged. I honestly don't think she engaged until I was well into labor. She did come out eventually, though!

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    The theory of head not being engaged in the pelvis makes SENSE to me, but like I said, I hadn't done any research on that. It's probably another excuse to push a repeat on us VBAC moms, if nothing else.

    I've been super tired today! Poor DS, I felt so bad. I was on the couch for a while this morning because I felt like I had zero energy. I perked up after an hour or so, and we were able to get a lot of stuff done around the house (laundry, some stuff for the baby, etc.). We couldn't get outside, though, because the weather was all gross all day. Now we're under flash flooding/severe t-storm/tornado watch until something like 2am. Yay.

    On a cheery note, I feel really good today pain-wise! I had a few contractions this afternoon that hurt like it has been for the last week, but now nothing! If I get a contraction, it's just the normal painless BH's I've been having forever, and I don't have the constant ache down there, either. Even my groin feels fairly good. I don't think he's moved at all, though, so... very bizarre!
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    Interesting! Whatever it is, glad you're feeling better! Maybe just a subtle change (like a little head angling) was all it took...

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