So what position are everyone's LO's in? At my appointment today, my midwife said that she's still head down and her head is firmly in place...not sure if that counts as "engaged", but I wouldn't say she's dropped because I still feel a lot of feet very high in my ribs and I think it still looks like I'm carrying high.
She did say though, that while she was on my left side (this is new, she's always been on my right), her back was sliding towards my back, especially given where all her kicks are showing up. Of course this could mean back labour She also said it could mean that labour will go a little longer because baby will take time to rotate around before starting her exit. So she's given me some suggestions and sitting positions to encourage her to bring her back to my front. Anyone else doing anything to encourage good positions??
Baby is head down. Her back is on my left, with her feet on my right. I haven't received any kicks to the ribs yet. Not sure if she's engaged or anything, my OB said she'll check me next week so I'll know more then.
Sitting or rocking on a yoga ball helps the baby engage and get in the right position. Also leaning forward on it while kneeling on the floor.
Nick is posterior most of the time, but for the last week or so when he gets active he flips anterior which is great!
Baby #3 due July 6 2013
They're both head down but I have no idea which direction they're facing. Well, wait, I guess I do. The boy (baby A) is on my left and kicks my belly ALL the time and I see feet and knees, so he must be facing my front. I never feel the girl moving at all so she's probably facing my back or is sideways facing in.
Which way are they "supposed" to be?
I think the best position is head down with their back out against the front of your stomach, chin tucked and arms out of the way (not above their head or in front of their face). Apparently they're okay too if their back is towards your left, because they will turn their back slightly to the right, lining up on the front of your stomach. But supposedly if their back is to your right, they'll rotate for labour still towards the right, so they'll make a full circle turn and it can take awhile and is more painful if the back of their head is up against your back.
That's what I've been told anyway
Hmm. Interesting info Hilary! I've never heard or read about how the position changes in labor.
This baby almost always has its back to the left and head down. I sit on my exercise ball while the kids play. It's the only way I get to sit without being trampled by little boys.
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Mine is head down and fully engaged into my pelvis. He has already dropped. I am sure he is facing my back as he should be since she couldn't see his face on the ultrasound yesterday.
Head down, in pelvis and engaged. Been that way for a couple of months! Her little butt sticks out of my belly the most, although she sometimes switches sides. Lately she has her butt just to the left of my belly button and I feel kicks wayyyyyyy off to the right and back of my belly. My DS was posterior, but it is looking good that this one will be anterior!