Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Prodromal Labor Island Ambassador
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I have a posterior cervix. It's just the way some women's bodies are designed. My cervix actually tips all the way to the back and slightly over the left. I always joke with gynos, "It's just like my political position!" Never have I been told by any of the 7 people that have examined my cervix that it would result in C-birth for any children I might have. I did ask a few if it would make a difference during childbirth and all of them replied, "Not at all." And, they were mainstream folks.
During my first pregnancy, my cervix stayed facing backward until my son was engaged and I was in active labor. Then, it dialated just like a regular cervix would. Whent the head becomes engaged it doesn't matter which way your cervix faces, because it becomes thinned out and almost flattened around your babe's head.
If your cervix was still pointed backwards then, chances was your babe wasn't even engaged yet. Which would explain why you weren't dialating.
Lying in bed not moving would be the worst thing to encourage your babe to engage (other than hanging from your toes like a bat). Walking, dancing, squating, birth ball, these would be much better positions that would encourage your babe to drop into position.
That's all from me and my posterior cervix.
Spark and her four firecrackers.