I'm still bouncing away on this ball and I started EPO and nothing. I hope by Tuesday(my next appt) I'll have something.
My babe turned back anterior yesterday afternoon/early evening! Woooooooooo hoooooooooo! Now, would you please stay there, lil one!
Those spinning babies! I hope this one stays ANTERIOR now! S/he turned posterior when I was 35+3 weeks then turned anterior at 37+ 2 weeks.
That birth box was perfect, and since she's been some sort of posterior since 26 weeks, hopefully it will encourage her to turn! I have a chiropractic appointment on Monday, which I'm so looking forward to since I've been having such bad sciatic pain. I also left a message with an acupuncturist who specializes in fertility and pregnancy, so hopefully they can get me in soon. Both are covered by insurance, thank the stars!
So glad it works! Yay. I did chiro and acupuncture and they totally helped. Opening hip movements in yoga really seemed to help on Thursday, too. Wonder if there are some youtube videos out there for that? Turn on around, kaydove babe!
I have an anterior placenta and I read that babies like to face their (my?) placenta, so she may not turn.
I was reading ALL about positioning and I was starting to get really stressed out and tense, then I realised that's not helping anything. I'm going to try some stretching, chiro, and acupuncture - other than that I'm going to try not to worry about it. Now I'm trying to relax and telling my self positive affirmations. I can get obsessive and work myself into a ball of stress, which is so not good. Baby isn't engaged yet, so I'm thinking she's not coming anytime soon (38 weeks tomorrow), so hopefully she'll have time to figure it all out or I'll have a really long back labour ;) .
My babe dropped last week (whew, since I'm due on Sunday!), but keeps moving between LOA and ROA. My placenta in on the left. He is also engaged (ouchy cervix & I feel kind of like I'm sitting on a grapefruit sometimes) but my Braxton Hicks are virtually non-existant now. I wonder what's goin' on?
This is my first baby so I have no idea what pains and aches are supposed to be good signs and which are bad! I have occasional pelvic pain, high, like near my cervix, but I don't know if you can actually feel muscles softening or dilating or if its all in my head. My groin just feels tired and a little achy (like it does around my period) and I get occasional abdominal aches like cramps, but only when he's flailing around a lot, so I've just been assuming its the baby and not labor signs. Also, is it normal for a 39 week baby to move a lot? He is constantly moving, all day, all night. He rests for about 4 hours in the afternoon but thats it.
I am having a hard time figuring out whats what because in the last month my sciatica is acting up (just on my right) so that's confusing and I also dislocated a rib on my left side (it was from a coughing fit from a cold I caught earlier in the month), so I am dealing with both of those pains too. I'm seeing a chiropractor, so hopefully we can get this straightened out before I go into labor.
Now I am REALLY glad I'm opting for a home water birth because I need the tub just to get through my current pains let alone labor. These next couple weeks will prove to be quite a physical challenge for me. I home my Gentle Birth tincture works!