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i've been working so hard to turn my posterior baby that i'm paranoid reclining in the tub will undo all my hard work...<br>
am i being crazy, or should i just take a shower instead?
 

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Hmm not sure. I had a posterior baby and tried very hard to turn it and didnt. He actually didnt turn during labor (stubborn one). I delivered him vaginally with the help of epidural (tried resisted but after 12 hours and very diffifult contractions I had one, and am thankful. The pushing took over 2 hours but it all worked out. I know of people who have turned their babies and who have delivered posterior babies without drugs. good luck1<br>
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Remember that one of the keys to getting your baby to turn is to just RELAX! If taking a bath helps with that, I think it'd be worth the risk of reclining.<br><br>
Personally, I never recline in bed and am fanatic about how I sit, since my baby has a tendency to switch posterior too... but I still take those long, relaxing baths. They definitely seem worth it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Remember that one of the keys to getting your baby to turn is to just RELAX! If taking a bath helps with that, I think it'd be worth the risk of reclining.<br><br>
Personally, I never recline in bed and am fanatic about how I sit, since my baby has a tendency to switch posterior too... but I still take those long, relaxing baths. They definitely seem worth it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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I would relax in the tub, then after drying off do the cat/cow hands and knees rocking pose to rock baby into proper position.
 

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After all that hard work, relax in the tub.<br>
I delivered 3 posterior babies, vaginally, no meds. It can be done.
 

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Only one of my babies was anterior before labour started- and he was the one who had shoulder dystocia. Go and take a bath,<br>
OR go for a swim, and have a lovely long shower afterwards. The full immersion in water will take the gravity off baby and help him turn.
 

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With my last little one I found it comfortable to float (well, I guess it was a bigger tub) belly down with a floating bath pillow under my arms and head. When I got bigger I used a floating/inflatable baby bath cushion thingy under me for more support. Just an idea!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy">
 

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you could just keep your hips sideways in the tub, so that your body isn't completely flat on your back. then do some baby-turning exercises afterwards.
 
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