Originally Posted by umsami
I've had three posterior babies... never got them to turn. I actually recently read an article
that said it was associated with thyroid issues (w/ the Mom.)
I did the hands/knees thing too. Felt relief, but they never changed position. I also did more of a child's pose type thing (hands/knees... but down in front)... felt good, but no changes.
I remember reading something in my "Active Labor" book about using a scarf. Some technique that is done in Mexico... but I think it was for breech, not posterior babies. I'll try and find it and check.
I think what you're referring to is called a Rebozo...I used one in labour(had my hubby use it in early labour between cx's) and had some success for awhile but he turned back to posterior while walking around. I had "coupling" when I started to get regular cx's(the cx's would come in 2's...one would be 2 minutes apart and then I would go 7 mins and then another one 2 mins later)
and I knew that this was a sign he was not in an optimal position. I used a chiro throughout pregnancy/massage/used a yoga ball for good positioning etc and still he was posterior. I believe it was due to the fact that I had an anterior placenta.
The Rebozo(I think you can find info on spinningbabies dot com)is a large piece of fabric that your partner/doula etc uses to lift your belly in a hands and knees position. They lift it slightly, just enough to take some of the weight, and then jiggle your belly by moving their hands up and down slightly(one hand goes up toward the ceiling while the other goes straight down about 1-3 inches and vice versa). It is used to try and make the baby move down with gravity and some movement. I actually used this on a client and it worked
Me...not so much
Anyway, posterior babies tend to make your back hurt so look into ways to ease you back pain if baby doesn't turn....double hip squeeze, lower back press, hot pack on lower back, use of water whether it's a birth pool or hot shower spraying on your back...they all help.
My guy stayed posterior through active labour but I know that if you try in early labour to get them to change positions(try going up the stairs 2 at a time, doing lunge squats with one leg up on a chair (to open and twist your pelvis), use a Rebozo, get in the knee/chest position(get on hands and knees, lay your chest and face on the ground and keep your butt high in the air with your knees apart about a hip-width) it may work to turn babe.
I had a successful homebirth with my posterior/face presentation baby....so I'm not so worried about it now but I know how worrisome it CAN be
Take Care and I hope some of this is useful for you!!