Posterior and turning - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 4 Old 05-10-2010, 03:32 PM - Thread Starter
babynatasha's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Kingston, NH
Posts: 216
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have a friend who is pregnant and the baby is posterior. She is having the baby Saturday and is wondering if the baby will turn itself before she goes into labor or if it will turn itself during labor. Is it a little late for the baby to do it themself? She is 39 weeks and I think she plans to have a vaginal delivery...
babynatasha is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 4 Old 05-10-2010, 03:52 PM
lotus.blossom's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Maine!
Posts: 4,396
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Is she being induced? How does she know its going to be Saturday?

Anyway, some babies do turn. Mine turned into the posterior position both times. Some people actually deliver easier in a posterior position. Its hard to say what will happen! If she wants to try turning her baby she should checkout out

mama to L (4) and G (1.5)
lotus.blossom is offline  
#3 of 4 Old 05-10-2010, 04:50 PM
Friday13th's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: The Sprawl
Posts: 903
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
A lot of babies turn during labor although I would be concerned that if she is being induced (I assume since she's sure it will be Saturday) then she will be confined to the bed, which drastically reduces the chance the baby will turn. To assist the baby in turning she should check out Spinning Babies now and try to labor in upright positions (hands and knees, birth ball, walking, standing) and not spend labor flat on her back.

Alison: BFing, BWing, ERFing mama to KidA (12/25/07) and KidO (6/26/10) nocirc.giffamilybed2.gif

Friday13th is offline  
#4 of 4 Old 05-10-2010, 05:05 PM
Sagesgirl's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 3,265
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yeah, a flat-on-your-back induction (well, really, any induction) is not the way to get a posterior baby to turn. My youngest daughter--born spontaneously--was stubbornly posterior until I began to push, then she turned. Spinning Babies is a great website, though. I credit it with her being my only vertex presentation.

Sabra: Mama to Bobbie (3/02), Linda (1/04), Esther (10/05), Marie (11/10), Douglas (11/12), & Psalm (09/14; in Heaven)
Sagesgirl is offline  

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 14,166

21 members and 14,145 guests
broodymama , Deborah , emmy526 , girlspn , happymamasallie , hillymum , jamesmorrow , Kelleybug , lhargrave89 , MarieGoAround , Mirzam , moominmamma , MountainMamaGC , oshenalchem , RollerCoasterMama , Skippy918 , Springshowers , zebra15
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.