I'm 39 weeks today and for the past two weeks I've been having some nice contractions. I thought for awhile that these contractions were doing some of the early work, so my midwife stopped by to check me for dilation yesterday
My question is, is there anything I can do to coax this cervix to come around to a more anterior position?
I'm not wanting baby to come before he's ready but if the position of the cervix is making things take longer then I'd like to do what I can to fix that if at all possible.
Besides that, my mom is due to come 2 days after my edd. Due to her employer and the airline ticket, her week long visit isn't flexible. She's not comfortable with a homebirth so I'd love to birth this baby before she arrives in order to maximize the help I'll get after the birth and avoid having her witness the birth. She's a very nervous person and anything outside her comfort zone really freaks her out.
I really do know that baby will come when he's ready and that eventually things will happen if I leave it alone, but if there is anything I can do to safely help this child out of my body sooner than later I'd like to try it. If for some reason he's meant to stay in well past the edd, then we'll deal with that too.
In addition to the cervix being posterior, baby is also posterior regardless of how much forward leaning I do. I spend lots of time on my hands and knees and also trying to sit up straight as much as possible. I've had weekly or twice weekly chiro adjustments. Anything else I can do?