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#1 of 8 Old 12-20-2007, 10:23 AM - Thread Starter
 
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My first babe was posterior. This one is posterior right now (head down). I'm trying to do these recs: http://www.motherspirit.net/articles...reventpost.htm. Anyone else?

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Thanks for that link! She feels anterior most of the time but once in awhile she seems to spin around to posterior. Is that common?

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yes. They can still spin even though they are head down. I was reading about how to "help" (if you can) baby get into a position for labor and the things that were listed were to not lean back in a chair. Sit up. Put a pillow between your back and the back of a chair. To also not sit back in the bed. Lean up. Something about having your belly more forward will help baby face the right way. I don't know if it is true, but I read it in more than one place. Maybe this will help you? I hope so.

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I've heard quite a lot about using the 'belly lift' to turn them around. On my highly recommended reading list (that I haven't read yet) is "back labor no more" that describes it as well.
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yes, like hell! my first was posterior too, as is this one ... i'm trying adn wishing hard on her to turn!!

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ds was posterior and i am really hoping that that does not happen again. the midwife told us last time the ds was posterior and recommended doing things to get him to turn, but i don't remember at what point she told us that. i don't know what this one is right now. i tried so hard to get ds to turn last time but he waited until right before his head popped out to turn. labor was absolutely terrible. i dont really want to do that again. but i haven't really started thinking about that this time. i guess i should.
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I have a posterior, sometimes half anterior baby and I just CANNOT have back labor again

I have done pelvic tilts every day, not like she is saying ..... I usually do a few in the shower everyday. Yes I have washed the kitchen floor on my hands and knees....once and basically it's just so hard to stay focused when all I can think about is trying to stay as comfortable as I can. But like I said I just can't go through that again. I keep thinking that I will not regret it during labor if I give up comfort even now.

What a great article though, thank you so much for posting it. I will get after myself right now and do something......

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mine is posterior now too. my midwife today said to do about 200 pelvic rocks a day and to make sure to sleep on my left side... we'll see!
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