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and the ability to feel the baby in the pelvis?<br><br>
the reason i ask is that, though my doctor said today that the baby is still high like she was at 36 weeks, my chiro said that's nuts, the baby is way lower than she was even last week. he even showed me (by feel) where the baby's head is entering the pelvic brim. but the doctor apparently cannot feel this from inside?<br><br>
the doctor said my cervix is high and posterior. could this affect in any way his ability to feel where the baby actually is? this might be a stupid question, but i have a really hard time understanding the relationship between the cervix, the pelvis, and the baby.<br><br>
if anyone has diagrams, i'd love to see them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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What do YOU feel? Do you feel like you have more room to breathe? Have to pee more often, like there is something filling your yoni? Then the baby is lower. Tune in to your body. You know more than anyone outside.<br>
Posterior cervix has nothing to do with how well a practitioner can feel if the baby is lower. It's experience and understanding what you are feeling. but even then you can get it wrong.<br>
Babies, especially after the first, can go up and down as they figure out how to negotiate the passage.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">What do YOU feel? Do you feel like you have more room to breathe? Have to pee more often, like there is something filling your yoni? Then the baby is lower. Tune in to your body. You know more than anyone outside.</div>
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i have thought that i felt more pelvic pressure lately--some inner thigh pain, and some "pinching"/tingling in the crotch area. i feel more space between the bottom of my bra and where the baby's feet start--like the top of my belly has gone softer. and yes, sometimes i feel like there is a softball between my legs.<br><br>
but if the baby is still really high, then i must be "feeling" wrong <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
seriously, it doesn't make any sense to me. if i hadn't been told otherwise, i would bet the baby is entering my pelvis, but the doctor goes to feel for her, and she isn't there. yet i never ever feel her high, up by my ribs. she is inches and inches below that area. so where the heck <b>is</b> this baby, anyway?
 

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I know from experience that you can feel the baby's head and still not be able to feel the cervix. The baby's head could be low and pushing down into the vagina, but the cervix is up and behind it's head: high and posterior. So, I don't think that is it. However, laying down during a cervical check makes babies "float" where if you're checking on the toilet, the baby could be engaged. Do you only feel the pressure when standing or sitting? Something to think about....
 

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With those sensations, I'd say the baby is lower.<br>
Trust your body, trust yourself<br>
I don't know about this doc, though
 

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yep, and i feel more pressure later in the day--that is, the more upright i have been, and the longer i've been upright for, the more sensations i feel in the lower regions! just this morning, i was lying in bed (waking up) and felt baby hiccups higher up (like around the navel). when i stood up and started dressing, the hiccups made their way down below the pubic bone! (which is where i was feeling hiccups last night)<br><br>
i think you're right--it's a function of lying back, probably, among other things.
 
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