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help!! baby is back to back adn not engeged yet i had v painfull contractions with no dialation at all last night. got sent home, didnt get much sleep, cant eat, feel sick, dizzy, fed up, and in pain.<br><br>
MW said that if baby turns and drops down then labour "could" be swift<br><br>
what if anything can i do to encourage baby to turn even if not to go in to labout btu to ease the back ache and contractions so i can sleep!!<br><br>
im 38 weeks today and seeing my community MW tomorrow.<br><br>
thanks<br><br>
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<ul><li>If you have a large tub hang out in it. If not go swimming, floating freely and changing position as your body speaks to you.</li>
<li>Drink lots of water. Dehydration makes contractions worse.</li>
<li>Take homeopathic Magnesium phophoricum 3, 6, or een 12X. It will give your body what it needs to relax between contractions and thereby make them much more bearable.</li>
<li>Stretch your lower back. On hands and knees drop your head as you arch your back then go back to a spine neutral position. It can take pressure off the back of your pelvis.</li>
<li>Get body work done. I don't think the UK has osteopaths and chiropractors like the US but maybe someone trained in cranial-sacral therapy could help you.</li>
<li>Get energy work done. Do you know any Reiki practitioners? They can help relieve pain and anxiety both of which will make labor easier.</li>
<li>Drink a beer or hops tea, a glass of wine, or valerian tea. They can help relax you to sleep</li>
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I hope you can find peace soon. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
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That is how my labor started.<br><br>
Hands and knees worked for me. As soon as I got in that position and let my belly relax the contractions became much more effective and baby came a few hours later. (Of course it took me 2 days to get to the point were I was not fighting the very painful contractions and willing to go with them. But I went from 3 cm to baby in arms in something like 4 hours.)<br><br>
I suggest looking at the spinningbabies.com webste for some really great ideas. It has more details and pictures that go with some of <b>bryonyvaughn</b>'s ideas in the pp.<br><br>
Remember to eat (or at least drink) and rest. It will help you stay energized for the hard work you are doing. Even just laying down and closing your eyes is something. Have you tried a hot pack on your back? Resting in a hot bath (with a safety person to make sure you stay above water <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> )
 

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I second the hands & knees labouring position for an OP baby. Also, rotating hips whilst on hands & knees can help.<br><br>
How are you going now, magic mummy?
 

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i decided to go out with my dad and son as i didnt feel safe home alone with a 5 yr old while my otehr 2 were in nursery. im tired out adn very very sore in my hips, baby hasbeen trying to engage but she cant quite do it. and i been getting painfull contractions every so often.<br><br>
im home alone now to get a bit of rest as my dad has taken all 3 kids off my hands for me. at MW tomorrow and will ask DH to go see about the homeopathic stuff for me tomorrow too. will try beer too its strange i have had a craving for beer over last few days and settled for a non alco version but i guess 1 unit may help.<br><br>
im gonna get my self a drink, get comfy and get on hands an knees.<br><br>
thanks for all the advice i will give it a good go tho i cant go to any sort of therapy cso i cant afford it. oh well.<br><br>
thansk again girls<br><br>
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Okay, so when you are on hands & knees, try & keep your shoulders fairly high (with support) as you swivel you hips, especially if you feel a contraction.<br><br>
ANd try to rest as much as you can, mama. Six to eight hours of sleep would be worth gold to you at this stage, I'd imagine....<br><br>
From your latest description it could be another week.....
 
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