OK... has anyone else had experience with a baby who just really, really, really wants to be posterior??? Despite being one of the most active babes I've ever heard of (SHE NEVER STOPS MOVING), my little one always ends up reverting to either right occiput posterior, right occiput transverse, or occiput posterior - usually ROP. She has made brief excursions where she'll spend a day or two in ROA, and a long, long time ago (like 24 weeks) she was LOA for a few days, but those have been few and far between. She just loves the posterior position! I have been doing all the spinning babies stuff for months, as well as everything else I've ever read about encouraging a posterior baby to turn. We've had long talks about it, I've laid in a warm bath and tried to gently nudge her over with my hand, I've climbed up and down the stairs a bunch this week, I've put warm things on the front of my tummy to encourage her to rotate... and no luck.
At this point, I am sort of feeling my "gut"/intuition say that I need to just let go of this, stop trying to control the outcomes, and let things happen as they happen. Women have birthed posterior babes before me, right? But, despite not being much of a worrier, I just can't stop my late-pregnancy anxiety from fixating on all the things that could go wrong... I could never kick into labor, I could labor for days and end up with a c-section (I am having a hospital birth), and so forth. Please tell me I'm being overly anxious, ladies. ;)
Anyway, I'm wondering - has anyone else ever had a baby who just wanted to stay posterior even with all the rotating techniques?
Edited to add - I think part of my anxiety/frustration comes from the fact that as helpful as sites like spinning babies are, they sure do put a lot of pressure on the mom, goodness! I think I've absorbed this feeling that it's MY FAULT if the baby doesn't turn soon enough and my labor doesn't go according to the ideal as a result...
Edited by storygirlcindy - 2/22/13 at 11:24pm