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Was so concerned about lying posterior- ultrasound today showed spine up :) but lying 'oblique"- basically curling his legs around in a c shape with feet towards the head - HUH???

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Is that kind of like transverse?  I've never heard of that position before.  Hmm.


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kind of like curled around- i should know better than to google something like this !!!  A lot of info says the baby will get self into position from oblique- then other info says it'll be a long hard labor (AGAIN!!!) and practitioners may recommend c - section.  Maybe this is nature's way of telling me it is NOT in my control to have the birth i want...

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In my experience, oblique is an angled position, between Breech-transverse or transverse-head down.

 

Since I have weird babies in that 3% that don't go head down till the last minute .... I can only tell you how things went for me!

 

DS was fully transverse at 38.5 weeks, and started to move to a more oblique position (head part way down, but not fully down) the morning of my scheduled C-section, so they let me go home, and about 10 days later (one day before his EDD) when I went into labour he finished turning to a fully head down position during labour, and during the later parts of labour -- after I arrived at the hospital at 9pm and before he was born at 2am.

 

DD had to be flipped via external version due to a fluid leak, before labour was induced, at 38 1/2 weeks (approx.). She had been transverse, oblique in many ways, head down AND fully breech -- in a complete breech, and a footling breech, in the 10 days prior.

 

Pulsatilla (the homeopathic treatment for good positioning) did work, but that would only help her stay in that good position for a few days before flipping back around. She was never content to stay in any one spot for more than a day or two right to the end.

 

The 'curled up legs towards head' is how she was all the time, with the exception of her footling breech moments, and had no bearing on her over all breech/transverse/oblique/headdown positioning.


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my doula says im stressing over nothing- he's head down, spine up, just on his side - and will hopefully move into position for birth.  Since his head is WAY down, she says it is unlikely he could go transverse or breech- oh, the things i didnt know to even think about when pregnant with DD!!!

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That must be how my baby is, because I'm feeling feet where it doesn't seem feet should be in a head down position (but I can feel head near my pubic bone). I've been trying to figure it out for weeks!


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That must be how my baby is, because I'm feeling feet where it doesn't seem feet should be in a head down position (but I can feel head near my pubic bone). I've been trying to figure it out for weeks!



Exactly- I couldnt figure out where all these limbs were coming from :)

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My baby is in that position right now and has been in it for a few days (38.1 today). She has been breech and head down, and now has settled kind of diagonal, where her head is down low on the right side and her butt is up top on the left. I didn't know it was called oblique.

She also is sometimes in the "pike position" (gymnastics, lol) like your baby. With feet up around her face, as if she were folded in half. But there is so much amniotic fluid that she can also put her legs down past fetal position and still exercise them. She's not very big, I'm hoping for 6 lbs, and she seems to still have room to move.

Last night I thought she might have engaged because when I got up from the couch where I slump every evening like a slug, I could barely walk and felt such vaginal pressure. Don't feel it today though. Can thy engage and unenegage?

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Oops, I made my date wrong in my previous. I am not38 weeks but 37 w 1 day.

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My baby is in that position right now and has been in it for a few days (38.1 today). She has been breech and head down, and now has settled kind of diagonal, where her head is down low on the right side and her butt is up top on the left. I didn't know it was called oblique.

She also is sometimes in the "pike position" (gymnastics, lol) like your baby. With feet up around her face, as if she were folded in half. But there is so much amniotic fluid that she can also put her legs down past fetal position and still exercise them. She's not very big, I'm hoping for 6 lbs, and she seems to still have room to move.

Last night I thought she might have engaged because when I got up from the couch where I slump every evening like a slug, I could barely walk and felt such vaginal pressure. Don't feel it today though. Can thy engage and unenegage?


I'm willing to wager yes on that. I'm pretty sure mine's at least bobbing around, if not fully engaging and disengaging. Maybe a more experienced mama could help with that, but I'm pretty sure it's possible.


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DS engaged and disengaged several times from 32 weeks on. We seriously thought he would come early because he kept engaging, but he made us wait finally until 40+5.

 

This LO is slowly moving down, so I don't think I'll have that disengaging thing this time.

 

So yes, it does happen.


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I definetly am experiencing the engage/disengage sensations as well.  Not sure what that means- but sure it is happening!!

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