Originally Posted by SublimeBirthGirl
My point was, if she stays with that doctor it doesn't really matter if the baby drops. Odds are very high she'll get a section. She can try walking, squatting. But some babies don't drop until labor, or even until the END of labor when the mother starts pushing. If she stays with this doctor, he'll find a reason. She needs to stop going to the hospital when she has a few contractions and wait until she's in true active labor. Her hormones stop flowing when she goes in too soon.
ditto. ditto. ditto. all of it.
This Dr. has already made his decision. If he isn't aware of the fact that not all babies drop before or even during labor, then he doesn't know what he's doing. If he does know that and is pressuring her anyway, then he's just out to cut her. Lose, lose.
My VBAC baby didn't drop until I was pushing. He was "floating" until well after I started pushing and only dropped in the last...ehhh... 30 minutes or so out of 80-90 minutes of pushing. It takes an attendant who knows this, trusts this, and wants you to succeed to allow this natural progression to take place. Unless you're UCing, you've got to have a supportive CP in this situation. If I hadn't had such a supportive CP, I would have been sectioned hours, days, or weeks prior, no doubt about it.
If she's not going to switch, she's just going to have to stand firm and wait it out. Hands and knees, inversion, and such won't hurt. But they may not be a magic solution either.