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Help with turning posterior baby

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I'm almost 39 wks and baby is persistently posterior (ROP, or ROT). I am trying exercises to help him get around, but could use some more help. How do I do the all fours pelvic rocking thing, for how long, what about inversion? I had a complicated prenatal course with cerclage now removed and 16 wks of bedrest (contributed to the posterior positioning) Any advice or tohers with experience would be greatly appreciated.
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Try a chiro who specializes in Webster's not just for turning breech babies.

Pelvic rocking is great...I would spend as much time on all fours as you can. In yoga it's called cat cow, so googling "cat cow yoga" turns up a bunch of links and youtube videos (for one example:

Do it several times a day, for as long as you can manage without becoming breathless.

Sleep only on your left side. Sit only on hard surfaces with your knees below your butt (raise your butt on a cushion if you need to). Avoid being in car bucket seats for too long.

That may turn at the last minute, as dd did for me. She turned out to have a very short cord--not sure whether that explained why she was persistently LOA in late pg.
Yes, try the spinning babies site.

If you try the exercises and it doesn't help, it may be that your muscles/ligaments may be too tight, too loose or lopsided. The website has info on how to help with that. Once you get that corrected, the exercises should help.

And yes, chiropractic is helpful.
Try sifting too. You can call around to see if there's a doula in town who knows how to do it, or you can look at instructions here and see if your partner or a friend is game to try it with you.

And, don't stress too much. Even if the baby starts out OP in labor, they can turn around. Stay active in labor - walk, slowdance and sway your hips, do a little stair climbing, and/or labor on hands and knees, kneeling and leaning forward on a birth ball, or leaning forward with your elbows on a counter. Don't lay on your back or lean backwards, try to avoid an epidural so you can stay mobile. If you lay down to rest, lay like the drawing at the bottom of this page, switching sides periodically. All this will help baby rotate.
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