DS ended up in a cs as he was posterior and went into distress
i'm planning a HBAC and so afraid of another posterior labour (i didnt get back pain with DS's labour - just pain all over my body and i shook loads
i need to hear positive stories of babies turning, easy posterior deliveries and just generally be given some hope that i can do this at home using hypnobirthing and no meds. literally is this possible???
im engulfed with dread that i wont be able to birth her, will be transferred and cut up again. yet on the odd occasion when she rotates to LOA im overjoyed and feel like i could birth her in a second no problems at all.
i know it's all hormonal freaking out and stuff but i would really love to be able to release this... OR JUST HAVE MY BABY ROTATE DARN IT!
Are you sure baby is always posterior? This is baby is always rolling, though staying head-down.
I hope someone else has some first hand experience they can share to ease your mind a little!
i know she's posterior 90% of the time at least and im really worried that this means i wont be able to birth her???? that her birthing will be overdue and she'll get stuck or i'll fail to dialate or something because of her positioning
guess i need to hear from mamas who have birthed pos babies and just be told "it makes no difference just stop moaning and give birth already sheesh" lol
Back labor was "worse" than non back labor, but there are many things you can do during labor to encourage the wee one to turn. I figure you have been to spinning babies?
expecting #3 October 26, 2010
i honestly dont care if it hurts like hell (don't remind me of this while im in labour lol) just as long as she comes out! healthy and wriggling into my arms (or DH's) so i can hold her first. not a theatre team
He was anterior placenta. Posterior presentation. My biggest baby at 9# even.
I delivered him in my one and only completely natural birth.
All my others were smaller, better presentation, no other anterior placentas that I know of. And I had pitocin and an epidural w/all four of them.
My anterior placenta, posterior presentation, biggest baby was my BEST birth as far as I'm concerned. I'm not gonna say it didn't hurt. I'm not gonna say it was easier. I'm not gonna say it didn't take more recovery. But I did it all my own.
WOHM married to SAHD, living the dream w/our: 3 girls (14,12,10) and 3 boys (7,5,3) and tie-breaker due Jan 2014
My second child was posterior until the bitter end. As far as I know, most of latent labor as well. The latent labor (about 11 hrs of infrequent, mild contractions 30 to 60 min. apart) was as easy as the first labor in which baby was in the perfect position (walking and talking through contractions most of the time) and the active labor was under an hour, so half my first active labor. It did hurt, but most of it was a "good hurt" except where I think her elbow was poking my hip (unrelated to posterior-ness) and that ended when my water broke.
So there you go. You can do it. No, it's not ideal, but birth is not the SATs. It's more like an essay thing. Sometimes it gets long and/or confusing and/or there's a little detour but those can be the best ones!
He was 9lbs, 7oz and I had no tearing! BUT, it did take me 6 hours to push him out!! Totally worth it though, totally doable as well.
Jessica, wife to Greg since 7/04, mama to the Gman 7/06, 3 , Asher 1/11 and a wonderful surprise due in August!
Mama to Nell (11/15/06) and Maggie (10/9/10) . AFTER 2.5 YEARS, I AM AN AUNTIE!!! HOORAY TEAR78 and welcome Anika and Brand New Baby Boy!!!! Circumcision: the more you know, the worse it is; please leave the decision up to your son!
Her birth story encouraged several of our friends over the years to also have home births with CNMs. The kid is starting first grade next week!
While I wouldn't sign up for another posterior baby, if this one is posterior I know its not the end of the world. I think that HypnoBabies is going to be a huge benefit to you. I used HypnoBabies with my second birth and it was a breeze. I am using HypnoBabies with my current PG as well.
Deep breath, all is well.