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post #41 of 50
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Originally Posted by etsdtm99 View Post


I have never had a posterior baby at birth , but this one is for sure posterior now, and consistently .. my last 2 babies were breech until 35-36 weeks this one has been head down but i'm concerned about how comfy he is posterior, esp with an anterior placenta i'm afraid it could be more comfortable for him that way..  I've already started watching the reclining and occasionally crawling around on the floor ..I need to go do some research and figure out what else i need to be doing to encourage him..

 

I generally check position on my back by feeling for body parts but lately my baby is SO low that it is often hard to find his head i have to push really hard and can find what feels like the middle of his head behind my pubic bone..  a good place for it i guess, but it seems so low for this early.. my last baby's head was floating up above my pubic bone at 36-37 weeks.. 

DD1 was born posterior and DD2 was posterior up until birth.  I hung out leaning over the birth ball most of labor to get her in a better position.  

post #42 of 50
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Baby was head down today, woohoo!
My midwife says baby has plenty of room still, so I'll keep checking on this little mover.
post #43 of 50
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Originally Posted by odinsmama View Post

Baby was head down today, woohoo!
My midwife says baby has plenty of room still, so I'll keep checking on this little mover.


Mine was down at my dr appointment last night too! Woot!

post #44 of 50

mine is still....any position but head down, as i still feel all the kicks/movement in the usual places. one defiant baby, coming right up!

post #45 of 50

I was feeling around last night and within 3 minutes, babe was transverse, head up and then head down.  Still alot of room

post #46 of 50
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mine is still....any position but head down, as i still feel all the kicks/movement in the usual places. one defiant baby, coming right up!

You know, I haven't felt a single kick up at my ribs. Even head down, the little feet jab over at my side and not really very high on my side.
post #47 of 50
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Originally Posted by odinsmama View Post


You know, I haven't felt a single kick up at my ribs. Even head down, the little feet jab over at my side and not really very high on my side.

i've had that a lot lately too- sometimes up in the ribs, but definitely a few way out on the sides and around where my waist once once.

 

this one has been head-down every time i've checked for the last few weeks.  hiccups down low, feet up in the upper right side, fists still in my pelvis.

 

felt the head for the 2nd time the other night!  baby was laying w/ the back in the center of my belly and i could actually feel the head down really low.  it's an unusual position for my little ones.  and these little heads are BIG!  so excited!  the foot is sharp and direct and i love feeling the shape of the little heel.  baby has started kicking other people too, which is always fun.  i mean, other than daddy, who is just not that impressed!

post #48 of 50

Baby B is breech again--he switches every time I go to the doctor. Baby A is always head down.

For the spinning babies stuff, would it work with twins? I'm kind of afraid to try it because what if it works in reverse and Baby A goes breech? I don't see much info on the site about twins other than that it can work for twins...but I'm wondering if it's possible to make it work for just one of the two babies! Otherwise I guess we'll just have to see once it gets too tight in there for B to flip so often. I think I felt him flip the last time.
 

post #49 of 50

I was just reading a lot on spinning babies today and it seemed they said over and over that most of the exercises don't cause bad positioning, they can only help..  

 

I had been very excited about my baby being head down after my last 2 were breech very late in the game .. but with this one being comfortably posterior, i'm getting nervous..  i know its early for that to matter but he is just always in nearly the same position.. of course, i know at this point i could still be dealing with breech and that is worse..  i just really need perfect positioning this time since positioning caused all sort of problems in my last labor.. 
 

post #50 of 50

eminvc - here's the spinning babies page on twins: http://spinningbabies.com/spinning-babies-and/twins  They don't specifically recommend the breech tilt, but they don't recommend against it, so I've been doing some.  It looks like the two most important things are rebozo sifting and inversions, and neither of those have any risk of turning a vertex baby to breech.  Since baby B isn't engaged in the pelvis I think you'll have a lot more time for him to settle into a good position.

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