Hi! I just wanted to add a couple of things! I have given birth to an OP baby too! And Gail Tully, from the Spinning Babies site, trained me as a doula and I took her Spinning Babies class...anyway! The biggest reason for so many OP babies nowadays is the postitions that we find ourselves in. Big comfy couches that we lay back into, slouching at work, with our back towards the ground instead of our bellys. If you can imagine your belly as a hammock and your baby resting with his/her head down and back out, and put yourself as much into that postition as possible, that is great! Sitting on your birthball (get one, if you don't have one) is one way to really help that. Legs and hips spread far apart and belly hanging forward, that will encourage OFP. As much as you can lay over the ball in hands and knees. If you think about Caroline Ingals from Little House on the Prarie...she never got a chance to lay back in the recliner! She was leaning forward kneading bread, scrubbing the floor, tilling the feilds, picking veggies. Always hammocking the babe forward, so that the heaviest part of your babes head, the occiput, was falling forward, towards your belly, instead of backwards towards your back. Make sense? It is hard to explain without showing you!! So, if you are on the computer or sitting all day, throw out that chair for now!! and bring in the ball. It really helps a lot and if, for some reason you go into labor with an OP babe, hve your doula use a rebozo to sift that baby around! Good luck.
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