i'm 34 wks and baby is totally posterior. this is my 4th baby and first to be totally this direction. i'm frustrated by the spinningbabies site. it's not totally easy to navigate. I need simple 123 do this this and this. It took me forever to dig around there for some info. Anyway, I can't find any info in any of my birth books about things to do or not to do.
From what I've gleaned from spinningbabies and from bradley class and wheverever, you need to focus on proper positioning when sitting--limit slouching time on the couch, recliner, car, etc. Try to sit straight or leaning forward w/ the belly hanging. the ball is good, but you can't do it forever. Sitting on the floor w/ pillows, tailor sitting, sitting in a chair backward w/ pillows, lying on your side on the couch instead of your butt.
And then to do lots of pelvic rocking/tilts either sitting or standing. I got really good directions from my Preg., Childbirth, and the Newborn book by Simkin. But directions can be found online, I'm sure. It's easy to do, but I wasn't doing it properly standing.
The other thing I remember my midwife telling me last time (baby was like half-way posterior) was to spend time each day--on the bed, on my knees w/ my head and chest lying on pillows. So basically spending time w/ your butt in the air w/ the rest of you supported.
Swimming is also good, but I'm not sure what positions to do. That's what I'm trying to figure out. Maybe do some pelvic rocking/hip swirls in the water--that would be good! My midwife also suggested sitting on the ball and imagining writing my name w/ my hips.
I've also heard of just being on all fours as being helpful for babies to move around. Like scrubbing your floor by hand for a bit or just crawling around w/ the kids. It's not very easy to do though! I was doing it on my bed yesterday and it was hard work!
I'm typing this out mostly for myself b/c I need to realize I know what to do, I just need to do it! I'm just amazed though b/c tonight I'm gleaning through my books for info on posterior babies, and NOTHING! Just mentions of "your baby could be posterior during the birth and possibly cause more back pain". Thanks a lot!
During labor, you can lift the belly during or between contractions to help w/ things. Or your support people can use a long piece of cloth to do the same thing.
ok, I think that's enough. Anyone have more ideas???