Originally Posted by jennica
I have heard that this is the theory behind why so many babies are improperly positioned these days as opposed to the old days. Women used to sit in very upright chairs or work hunched forward all day. Now women sit reclined so often that the baby can easily turn posterior. I don't know a week number, but I think it would be the third trimester where you should start trying to sit upright or leaned forward. And it's not something a doctor would likely tell you, or may not even really be aware of. It's more of a midwife thing I think.
YES YES YES to this.
And your OB will never mention this and will probably scoff at it as well.
But as a mommy who had a posterior baby(probably becasue OB was insistent about the lie around with your feet up thing) and the 72 hours of back labor to go with it, let me just suggest that everyone sits in upright chairs and also spends some time leaning foward either on all 4's or on a ball daily come your 7 month.
Back labor is brutal. You can't rest or breathe through it. If you can do anything to avoid that kind of agony, why not do it?