Does anyone have any information on the Left Occiput Transverse (LOT) position?
Basically, baby's head is in my pelvis, but she won't stay engaged. Sometimes she's *really* low, other times higher up. The back of her head is towards my left hip, shoulder/back area is in my lower left abdomen, and her butt is just below the right side of my ribcage. All kicks are low and on my right side, near my hip, but I do occasionally get kicked higher up when she stretches out.
A quick search on MDC had people saying it was no big deal, that it was a position that some 40% of babies were in before labor.. but searching on google led me to other forums and sites that had people pushing for 2+ hours and needing c/s for deep transverse arrest.
Baby has had an unstable lie.. few weeks ago she was flipping breech every other day. My DD1 (vaginal birth) was posterior. She came out just fine.. almost flew out. My DD2 was a c/s for frank breech (she flipped at 39 weeks, was transverse suddenly just prior) and an ECV failed. Her butt was very engaged...
Anyways, I'm VBACing. I'm dilated to a 2 right now. I had my membranes stripped earlier this week. Lots of bloody show. When my midwife did it she said that my cervix was at a 1 but popped open to a 3 as soon as she started. IMO, my cervix is just not dilating because the baby isn't putting the correct pressure on it.
What can I do *now*? I'm on a clock, I have a week left before my VBAC clock runs out. I plan on firing/being fired by my midwives after that.. I won't RCS because labor hasn't started! 41 weeks isn't even postdates... I cannot get to a chiro for adjustments/accu/moxi.. was thinking about homeopathic pulsatilla. Not sure.. what about positions? Will lots of belly dangling/crawling help? I know inversions are good. Anything else? This is frustrating beyond belief.
Any midwives or doulas out there see LOT babies born just fine? I'm expecting a normal sized baby.. past two were 7lbs7oz at 42wks and 7lbs even at 39w6d.