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I was put on bedrest yesterday due to a medical problem and I am 37 weeks. I have been very concerned with this baby's position because I have had 2 posterior births, and this one was breech until about a week ago. This one also has an anterior placenta so I know the risk of posterior positioning is something that I am trying to be conscious of. I've made an effort to watch my posture, and take advantage of gravity to encourage an anterior position. The baby's head is down, but very high up and little cervical change. I know that my pattern to to dilate to a 4-5 between 36 to 39 or 40 weeks when I give birth. I am concerned that being on bedrest, laying on my side for at least half of the day is going to be one more factor to complicate this process. I had hoped to do more walking during this time to strengthen things, help bring the baby down, and cause dilation in preparation for birth. Any advice how to make the best of this situation in preparing my body for labor?
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