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#1 of 11 Old 03-30-2011, 04:54 PM - Thread Starter
 
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After looking at SpinningBabies (which was ultra confusing, btw!), I'm pretty sure my baby is posterior. Anyone else? Is this something to worry about at 34 weeks? Know any tips to get him to rotate, and should I be trying to get him to rotate? I don't want to make things worse.

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I got one of my babies to turn from posterior at 36 weeks after scrubbing the kitchen floor on my hands and knees. She ended up staying anterior till delivery.

My last baby was mostly posterior the whole end of the pregnancy. I could occasionally get him to flip ROA by sitting forward on my birth ball or crawling around on hands and knees, but invariably he'd rotate right back to posterior the next day. He was posterior all through the 6 hour labor and then turned anterior as I was pushing him out which lasted about 10min and wasn't hard as far as pushing goes.

It's not something I worry too much about honestly. I try to sit in good positions(leaning forward) and am avoiding the recliner like the plague, but other than that I figure baby will figure it all out when it's time. So far this one likes to flip back and forth from posterior to LOA, almost never ROA maybe because my placenta is on that side.

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If it makes you feel any better, my baby is not yet vertex (or at least not consistently).  I know a little while ago she was for sure transverse (like 20 minutes ago) 'cause I had a head pushing on one side of my belly and a butt on the other side.  I'm also 34 weeks... trying not to stress about it but I do try to do some of the "poses" suggested on spinningbabies.com to encourage her to turn vertex.  I am considering finding a Chiropractor that can do the Webster technique to see if that helps.


 


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Babies will turn posterior and anterior all the way through until well into labour, they'll always have room for that. :) FWIW I've had three posterior labours and I really don't see what the big deal is. They each were different in their own way.


 


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OH! And also it's worth noting that almost 100% of babies that are posterior when labour starts will be born anterior. They almost always turn during labour. :) Cool, huh?


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I have an anterior placenta so was really stressing about this baby being posterior.  Honestly my last pregnancy- DD2 was in LOA position from 32 weeks on and never turned.  DD1 was more like this baby and one minute posterior, next minute right side, next minute left side.  I was beginning to go a bit nutty trying to see the exact position but honestly this baby is just too darn active he/she is vertex but in no way settled on a fave position yet. 

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babies have to rotate as they pass through the pelvis... it's a matter of which way they turn at that point (they start off sideways, then turn either forward or back, in order to fit)... we actually just covered this in my birthing class on Wednesday.  The midwife teaching said that 'back labor' is waaaay overly diagnosed.  We say "oh, you had back labor?  baby must have been facing the wrong way!"  We look for explanations for everything that we see as abnormal.  I don't know how true what she said is, but the physiology of the pelvis and the baby's movements during labor do at least support some of what she was saying.


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all mine have been posterior position and i know that at least my last 2 came out in that position i haven't a clue what position this little man is as mw doesn't check till 36 weeks

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I'm not sure if she's posterior or not. I know DS was born that way and that explains LOADS about the birth I had with him. O_o. I asked midwife if there's anything to do to prevent it. She said nothing right now, but at 36 weeks on I should get on all 4's 2x a day for 10 mins which should open up pelvis (I think that's what she said) and allow room for her to move into a better position should she be in the wrong direction. That's coming up pretty soon, so might ask at my apt next Tues (35 weeks) about that more in detail.

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My last 3 babies were posterior entire pregnancy thanks to anterior placentas.  All turned either right before labor, during labor, or during delivery.  No backlabor really at all.


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If it makes you feel any better, my baby is not yet vertex (or at least not consistently).  I know a little while ago she was for sure transverse (like 20 minutes ago) 'cause I had a head pushing on one side of my belly and a butt on the other side.  I'm also 34 weeks... trying not to stress about it but I do try to do some of the "poses" suggested on spinningbabies.com to encourage her to turn vertex.  I am considering finding a Chiropractor that can do the Webster technique to see if that helps.


 


Same here!  This little one is moving from breech to transverse to vertex and back again almost daily it seems.  Mostly I can tell due to the location of hiccups which is happening daily as well.  I wish he would just settle head down so I could be more comfortable...as it is he is floating high and I can't breathe well.

 

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