I would love to have an ongoing thread for people interested in doing the Spinning Babies positions for optimal fetal positioning. I am about 23 weeks and would like to use Spinning Babies techniques to prevent malpositioning. I had a posterior baby last time and the back labor was awful. I had tried to flip him for weeks with chiropractic but no luck. Hopeful that advance prep can help me avoid such a fate this time. :)
If any of you have gotten into this already or done it with a previous pregnancy, I have some questions: I read on the SB website that when you sit (Rest Smart section), you should keep your knees lower than your hips.
I can't break my couch addiction - it's where I like to eat and I'm doing that like 24 hours a day - but since it's hard to do knees lower than hips on my couch, I've been trying to sit cross-legged (ie what people used to call "Indian style") on the couch to keep my pelvis open.
Other times, if I'm in a place where I'm sitting with my knees high, I try to lean forward to keep my belly low to the ground (as opposed to reclining which my chiropractor said is the worst for fetal positioning). I figure there must be something good about this because squatting is such a traditional way of sitting and this is at least more like a squat than the typical way one would sit around in a chair.
So for those of you who have given some thought to this in the past, or have experience, what do you think of the route I've been taking? I'm sure I'd be better off sitting on the floor or on a yoga ball, or squatting, all the time, but when I'm not, do my variations sound to you like they jive with the Spinning Babies theories?