Ours was perfectly positioned and we were so proud. That is until 2 weeks ago when baby decided that maybe two months on one's head was not the best plan. Baby flipped over and is now transverse with his/her head on my right side and butt on my left (feet and arms continue to flail about to find the most uncomfortable places to pummel). Now at 31+ weeks I'm really hoping that baby will resume the previous ideal position. I keep trying to reassure both myself and baby that there is no pressure and we still have plenty of time, but I'm not sure that I'm buying it. Hopefully there will be a wide range of answers that come back and I'll feel better.
If your baby is not ideally positioned, what, if anything, are you doing to encourage a better position? (I am becoming good friends with the cat/cow positions from my yoga class, though any results are temporary so far.)
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She moves a lot though. I think she pretty much stays head down, but anytime I roll over, she rolls over. She has a preferred way of relating to gravity apparently.
I was so happy that the baby was head down yesterday, but I think it is curled up again.
I am not too concerned.
I'm not concerned tho. he'll settle in when he's ready.
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I've been trying to pay attention to my posture....not slouching, doing lots of cat and dog yoga postures, pelvic tilts, etc. The last couple of births I attended as a doula were posterior babes and looooong labors. I'm trying to avoid that!
As for the baby being in transverse position, i think there are lots of cases where the baby can be transverse and move into a good position as late as in labour, so not as much of a problem as people might think.
My ob plays guess the position with me at my appointments.He has been very impressed with my baby mapping
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