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Spinning Baby

post #1 of 8
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So i am 40 weeks tomorrow and my little one is still all over the place.  Head has been fixed for 2 weeks but he is still turning a lot.  Unfortunately most of the time he is ROT.  I have been on spinning babies and have started doing some of the positions to get baby LOA but i am wondering if it is to late.  Any other moms have success "spinning baby"? smile.gif  I really want a short labour (don't we all lol) and i am really wanting babe to be in the best position!! 

 

Also if you have given birth to a posterior baby and have a POSITIVE birth story i would love to hear it!!!  (please don't tell me if you were in labour for 10 hours and then needed forceps greensad.gif) lol

 

 

post #2 of 8

I actually asked the "how late is too late" question, and was told that there is still plenty of time until I am in labour and the head descends further. My little monkey is usually LOA, but likes to go LOT or ROA randomly, just to spice things up. Occasionally she likes to go posterior, so she can kick my belly, but luckily she doesn't stay that way very long.

 

The spinning baby stuff works very well for me, in the moment. I can usually get her to swing back to LOA. The only thing that is backwards is that if I lay on my left side, she will move to my right, and vice versa. They said they would swing down, with gravity pulling on their backs. Well, mine hates being squished or something because she fights that and flips. I find it works best if I start when she's active, then go on all fours to bring her back forward, then lay on my right side until she positions herself LOA. Usually I try to stay that way for a while, till she is asleep, so she doesn't just flip again.

 

 

post #3 of 8

Mine still goes from LOA to LOP to ROP to ROA. I had a baby that was posterior during labor but came out the correct way. I just try to remember to do the inversion for 30 seconds each day to keep the ligaments holding my uterus stretched and I've given up obsessing over her position and just having faith in the process and my body and my baby to figure it out in time. :)

post #4 of 8

My very first birth was a posterior baby and she never turned.  Because she was my first and no one told me that she was posterior I think I had a little more fear which caused more pain and that today, after two babies I could handle it much better. I had some back pain but that was well managed by my doula and my dh with counter pressure.

 

But, for my first baby I was only in labor for 12 hours and active labor was probably around 8 hours.  I was able to push her out without her turning, she came out sunny side up.  I only tore very slightly and I felt great after the birth.  No forceps or C section or any interventions.  No epidural either.  So, i hope that is positive enough for you.  I think it would be more positive if she wasn't my first. LOL

 

 

post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks everyone.  I am also doing some of the spinning babies techniques so hopefully that is helping some.  At my midwife appointment today he was OA so i guess he is still just turning a lot!! 

 

Thanks Renee! Definitely a positive story especially considering it was your first!
 

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 i hope that is positive enough for you.

 

 


 

 

post #6 of 8

I've only played around with Spinning Babies, so I am of no help there :) But my ds2 was born "sunny side up" and it was an amazing labor. I remember the weeks up to the birth, my back was *killing* me, but during actual labor, I was so focused and in the zone, I barely felt any pain at all. No tearing, no complications. Just a 9lb, 7oz  baby smile.gif I need peace and quiet during labor, and prefer not to move around or "let go" of myself. I find my spot, widthdrawl into myself and let it happen. Hope that helps!

post #7 of 8
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Cherry Bomb Momma - That's encouraging to hear that you had such a great labour with a posterior baby! Usually there are only horror stories!!
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That is EXACTLY the way that I am too. I prefer to labor completely alone and in silence.

 

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Originally Posted by CherryBombMama View Post

I've only played around with Spinning Babies, so I am of no help there :) But my ds2 was born "sunny side up" and it was an amazing labor. I remember the weeks up to the birth, my back was *killing* me, but during actual labor, I was so focused and in the zone, I barely felt any pain at all. No tearing, no complications. Just a 9lb, 7oz  baby smile.gif I need peace and quiet during labor, and prefer not to move around or "let go" of myself. I find my spot, widthdrawl into myself and let it happen. Hope that helps!



 

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