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I will be 38 weeks tomorrow. Eariler this week, the baby noticeably dropped. I could tell because I suddenly had space between my breastbone and fundus. That night I had a hard time sleeping because the baby was moving around so much. When I felt my uterus in the morning, I could tell that the baby had turned posterior. Before he dropped, he had been LOA.<br><br>
I have a low anterior placenta, which I have read can predispose to OP. But I am confused as to why he would turn OP AFTER dropping?<br><br>
I've been sitting on the birthball to try and get him to go back to LOA with no luck.<br><br>
Anyone have any idea why this happened and what else I can do to remedy it?
 

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No tips here, but my dd went OP a few weeks before delivery and it turned out to be a very difficult labor, I'm interested to find out what everyones ideas are.
 

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Have you tried PM'ing Pamamidwife? She may have some answers for you. Good Luck, that stinks! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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Stay out of recliners try some hands and knees with pelvic rocks. anterior placenta can be the reason or it may be that this is the way your baby fits best in your pelvis. I have an dear old midwife friend who's babies all came OP with the first she really tried to change the baby's position and was successful at turning him only to have him spin back around in labor. I know this is not everyone's experience but it can be a version of normal.
 

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Check out <a href="http://www.spinningbabies.com" target="_blank">www.spinningbabies.com</a><br><br>
I have a low anterior placenta and this baby had been posterior for a long time. Now with a week till my due date he is LOA. I guess he is curled around his placenta. I don't know how becuase he is a big baby (for me) and there can't be much room.
 

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I found the info on spinning babies to be very helpful too.<br><br>
I am due the 21st, and mine has done the same thing! It was sitting anterior, in a great position for a while. Then last week it did a major drop and turned to posterior.<br><br>
My midwife told me to try to get on all 4s for a while each day and spend my early labor in that position, if it hasn't turned by then.<br><br>
DD was posterior at birth and although everything was fine, I had 14 hours of PAINFUL back labor. I am really hoping this baby will turn back around!
 

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I thought it had something to do with an anterior placenta, it made sense to me that the baby would face it, but when I asked my doctor, he said that it makes no differance. Anyways, good luck I hope the little one turns soon.
 

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have you tried homeopathic pulsatilla?? When my labor started I realized that my son's head was a little off my cervix and not providing 100% pressure. I took one dose and labor came on strong and quick <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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my son was posterior in the last weeks of my pregnancy and i was pretty worried indeed! my brother was posterior and my mom had stories of his birth, but he also turned out to have downs syndrome so part of the painfull labour was his low muscle tone..<br><br>
anyways, i did lots of swimming belly down, tons of hands and knees..lots of sitting on the birth ball..when i went into labour a few days early the midwife wasnt around and by the time she came he had flipped himself around..so it can happen! i didnt experience any back labour at all..<br><br>
i wish you and your baby well!
 

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14 hrs is not an unusually long first labor it, it might be that your babies fit best posterior especially given you had an normal first labor. The thing with anterior labors is that pain you had in your back will be the pain in the front and sometimes it is still in the back. A second birth is usually easier because you have been through it before it isn't so unknown as the first labor so it may be less painful just from that.
 
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