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At my 32 week ultrasound, he was LOA. Now he's firmly engaged in my pelvis and very posterior.<br><br>
My first c-section was because he was posterior (and I was told to push without the urge to and wedged him behind my pelvic bone). So I'm having a hard time relaxing about this.<br><br>
Midwife told me to take pulsatilla and lay on an inclined ironing board with an ice pack on his face and a heating pad at my low back.<br><br>
I'm 36 weeks tomorrow. *sigh*
 

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I hope he turns around for you.<br>
I am 36 weeks and I just found out that this little critter is posterior too.Its the first one that has done this and I am hoping that this won't make my labor too unmanagable.My MW did tell me while I was in labor she would just have me stay on all fours and from what I've been reading it seems to be the best to get the baby to spin.I've also been asking him to please follow his sibling's path and turn around.He is also starting to wedge his head in place, i hope its not too late.
 

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babies usually tend to rotate a bit during labor, so it's possible that he'll turn for you as he's exiting. i'm ROP right now, and my midwife isn't concerned. a posterior baby can still come out vaginally, it's just a bit harder from what i understand. seeing as how this is my first baby, i'm not sure i'll know the difference <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> . i believe she'll turn as my uterus is cranking down on her. i'm not all that worried, i guess.
 

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me too, ROP here, was LOA until last week. I was concerned at first but I just can't spend the time worrying about it... I don't need the stress. No one seems concerned yet, and as far as I can tell the head is not engaged yet either.
 

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My first baby was posterior my whole last trimester. She was still posterior when born- and I only pushed for twenty minutes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
This baby is posterior, too. I think it's just the right positions for some babies, and if you go into it without fear then it'll be ok.
 

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No, need to stress out and there is certainly no reason for a c/s. You CAN push out a posterior baby. It may take a bit more effort but its not impossible by any means.<br><br>
My last DD was posterior and while pushing the drs tried to turn her but she wouldn't have any of it!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> It took me 2 hrs of pushing but she came out just fine! I didn't know being on my hands and knees would turn her and of course I was pushing flat on my back!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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you've got time, baby and you are capable of doing what is easiest on both of you. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Imagine what you want to happen in labor, and imagine what will happen if baby stays and what you will do to get him out. You both can do it together.
 

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WOW i have never heard of a c-sec being done just for a posterior babe--both mine were posterior and i was blissfully unaware that that could even be a problem! This babe seems posterior too, and while i do put in some effort to try turning her/him (something i never even tried with the others), I am not all that worried about it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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Thanks ladies! It helps to know that this isn't an earthshattering issue as some in the medical world would have us think.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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My c-section wasn't soley because my baby was posterior, but it was the contributing factor. Because doctors don't palpate, nobody really realized he was posterior while I was in labor (though I did have wicked back labor). I then dilated to complete but didn't have a pushing urge, but they made me push anyway (directed count-to-10 pushing) and I pushed him right up behind my pelvic bone and got him stuck. That was it at that point - he wasn't coming out.<br><br>
So I believe that I possibly could push out a posterior baby with a knowledgable midwife who can help me be in an appropriate position and let me wait to push until there's an urge. But my midwife is a bit concerned, and I can't help but be upset and nervous because of my previous experience.<br><br>
And can I just say that lying on an incline like that is the most uncomfortable thing ever?
 
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