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#1 of 7 Old 06-27-2010, 07:54 PM - Thread Starter
 
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So my midwife thinks my baby is posterior (sunny side up). She said to do child's pose and cat/cow to try to get lil one to turn but I don't think it's working. (I'm 37w6d). I think baby can flip but always seems to go back to this position.

Any tips on flipping baby? What happens if baby stays this way? Google said LONG labor and LONG pushing....no no no!
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Did Google direct you to spinningbabies.com? Lots of good tricks there! Hope baby flips AND stays!

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I also would suggest spinningbabies.

My babe has a tendency to be op as well. Half of my labour with dd1 she was op. I knew the exact moment that she turned, because it stopped being so painful right then and I didn't make a sound after she turned. I had been very noisy through the back labour. Here's the thing though: labour was still perfectly manageable, and she eventually turned. My labour was about 6-7 hours and I only pushed for 30 minutes. So don't worry too much. In the meantime, try and spend some time on hands and knees with you belly hanging down. I do this at least 2x a day for 15mins. Particularly helpful when baby is already awake and moving around. Most babies even if op when labour starts will navigate the pelvis and turn into a good position to be born.

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Like the others said, spinning babies, hands and knees (clean your floors this way!), rebozo, forward leaning inversions off your couch, pelvic floor release, chiropractic adjustment, pelvic tilts/rocking 3 x per day. I have an OP babe as well. It gets OA sometimes but usually just hangs out ROP or ROT. I'm doing all the work and just leaving the rest up to baby

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Lots of good advice here!

http://www.spinningbabies.com = great resource

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Thanks!
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Also, the doctors & midwives at our practice (we call them midwives in doctor's clothing!) have reiterated that most head-down babies don't choose their position until labor begins - that they still spin & turn from side to side, front to back, until labor starts.
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