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I can't remember where I felt kicks last pg but at the moment I feel they're in weird places.<br>
Alot of the big movements I feel are really far over the sides of my bump, east and west. Almost on the sides of my torso a little bit higher than my navel.<br>
If I lie on my right side, I get a huge kick as if she's saying, "Get off!"<br>
I don't have the slimmest belly and have no idea how to palpate myself.<br>
Slightly concerned that baby maybe transverse.<br><br>
A couple of weeks ago, I'd feel low pressure if I was walking for a while but that has stopped. Again making me think, she's not where she should be.<br>
I'm 32 wks so there's time. Having a quick u/s on Weds when the OB writes my 'fit to fly' letter so I'll know then.....<br><br>
Where do you all feel the most movement?
 

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I feel most of the movement in my pelvis and never above the navel.. its kind of weird. From the beginning I have felt him way down there and still, there he stays. I feel a lot of pressure there when I walk, sometimes I think of doing a handstand to get him out. I keep telling him 'you have all this room up here and you better take advantage of it while you can', well he is starting to lose that opportunity. His body has creeped up the side of my uterus but he still only moves down low... really odd.<br><br>
DS laid transverse for a good while. I would feel as good as I could and get an idea of head, butt or feet. The head would be on one side and the butt on the other (you know that right), feet where either up higher or lower than the head/butt bulge. Then I would push on his butt and I would feel his head pushing on my other side. Thats how I always knew he was transverse.
 

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I feel the movements and big kicks exactly where you described them, and then some punches down low near the pubic bone. My babe is definetely head down and "locked and loaded". I have an anterior placenta and don't feel a thing in the front where it is.<br><br>
Hopefully your babe is also vertex and you won't need to worry about it at all!
 

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i feel them on the sides too....was told baby was transverse but at last appt. they said he had moved head down but not yet descended. they felt around and explained he was head down and then curled up (i have a very short torso).
 

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I'm pretty sure baby is head down almost all the time now and the only giant movements he/she makes is turning around but not flipping. I feel hiccups way down low in my pelvis and some punches down there too. Kicks I usually feel up under my ribs, usually on my right side but sometimes on the left. Baby's bum is bony and pointy and is usually sticking out right above my navel and sometimes I can follow the outline of his/her back down one side. I can never feel the head- it must be deep down, buried near my bum or something.<br>
I also have a short torso and I think the kid is seriously really up most of the time. When I do certain yoga poses I feel him/her stretching out as I stretch out my torso.
 

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I was feeling most movements down in my pelvis, but just recently baby has flipped to head down and now I feel kicks on my right side, just were I felt them with Ds. That is a good position actually, it is LOA, with back along the left side, head down, and it is the starting point for birth. It may just be a coincidence, but baby flipped head down right when Dh switched my reclining chair with the straight backed chair. It's important to stay upright and bent forward a lot now to encourage proper positioning. Check this site out if you haven't already: <a href="http://spinningbabies.simplwebsite.com/" target="_blank">http://spinningbabies.simplwebsite.com/</a>
 

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This LO moves around a lot. Most of the time she feels slightly transverse...I can't tell if I'm feeling her head or her butt, but something is digging into my upper right side and something else on my lower left side. She feels stretched out diagonally across my belly. I guess she's head down, though? Not sure, but every time she has the hiccups I only feel them below my belly button. I'm not sure. I'm a pretty big girl and I have a hard time telling what it is I'm feeling. I know that when I do a half sit up and my abs tighten up I can see the outline of a lump in the middle.
 

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Welllll, my baby is all over the place. Granted, I'm 6' tall so there's a ton of room to roam in there still (not to mention I'm a pear with big hips! Recently I am pretty sure she went transverse because I can feel her head in my ribs when I am sitting. I also feel hiccups high and low sometimes! She never stays in one spot, and that is also how my DD was, but she usually stopped moving at transverse, I always said she was laying like a cat.<br><br>
When I was pg with DD she would be transverse, then we would go to the Dr and she would switch, she did it all the time. Most of the time at home she was in my ribs though. So she was transverse till about 39 weeks. I went into the hospital to try to turn her, scary, but when we got there she was head down. So they tried inducing to avoid her flipping again and ending up with a C/S. Induction did not work (NOT FUN! Never again!) and I went home and went into labor 2 weeks later.<br><br>
The only problem I had with the transverse thing is that I think she flipped the wrong way, she ended up being sunny side up/forehead presentation. Also, not fun! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> So, I'm hoping this one flips and faces the right way!<br><br>
I have also read that if you have the prematurely separating or maladjusted hips it sometimes makes babies turn funky. I am almost expecting something like that considering my hips are super twisty/loose and have been for a few months.<br><br>
So, I wouldn't worry too much, you still have time, and if you have a good size torso then you probably have more time!
 

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I have trouble differentiating between head and butt sometimes.<br><br>
My baby is still all over the place though anyway and very, very active (both tumbly and kicky) but I think still favors head up or transverse. I'm not worrying yet (I'm 31 weeks now), in a large part because ds didn't turn head down until later... like 34 weeks or so. I hope this one settles vertex earlier just for a bit more peace of mind.
 

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Mine is still all over the place too. I'll feel hiccups really low in my pelvis one day and then I know it will be transverse the next. I'm already working on optimal fetal positioning techniques (spinningbabies.com) and will soon be getting back to my chiro. I get tempted to get an u/s because positioning is what caused my c/s. I have an anterior placenta so it's hard to tell what's going on sometimes.
 

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Wow! I feel like I could have written your post! I have been concerned too! I was trying to feel more closely today when the baby was moving. I seems to me like my babies bottom is on the right side and the feet are what I am feeling on the left. They are just to small and knobby to be a head or a butt. Hope everything looks good on Wednesday for you!
 

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Fritz is head down, "locked and loaded" as mamakaikai puts it, but I often wonder if he isn't transverse because I'll though I'll feel a good amount of kicking in the upper right quandrant, I'll often simultaneously feel lots of movement (punches?) in the lower left quandrant. So I guess he's just turning back and forth from anterior to posterior and back again. Who knows?
 

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Just had another ultrasound today because my belly was measuring small. Baby is measuring right on target <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> but he is heads up right now. How much do I need to worry about that at 28 weeks? Guess I will revisit the Spinning Babies site.
 

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My baby was in a nice head down position all along but just switched to a tranverse lie the day before yesterday. I could feel the difference and my midwife confirmed it yesterday. I will be doing some more yoga exercises to get the baby back in position and if it hasn't changed by next week I will go for either Chiropractic or acupuncture treatment.
 

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Baby turned head down before my 'fit to fly' appointment today!<br><br>
Maybe she'll keep flipping around but once I get home to Wales next week, I'll find a chiro and accupuncturist. Will want them on hand anyway if I go to 42 wks again (ooh and that's only 10 wks away!).<br><br>
Oh and......<br>
She is definitely a she <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Just had another ultrasound today because my belly was measuring small. Baby is measuring right on target <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> but he is heads up right now. How much do I need to worry about that at 28 weeks? Guess I will revisit the Spinning Babies site.</div>
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Don't worry. You're 4 wks behind me..
 

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I feel most of the movement in my pelvis and never above the navel.. its kind of weird. From the beginning I have felt him way down there and still, there he stays. I feel a lot of pressure there when I walk, sometimes I think of doing a handstand to get him out. QUOTE]<br><br>
On the spinning babies website it recommends doing a headstand in a swimming pool. Don't think I could manage that somehow!!!!
 

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I still get confused between the head and the butt (although I'm starting to be able to differentiate a bit). Then last night I remembered the most definitive way for me to tell:<br><br>
pressing up on the edge of my cervix (more like next to it):<br>
big really hard thing = head. not so big hard thing = not head.<br><br>
baby was head down last night for sure.<br><br>
and apparently i have a new hobby, cause i checked again this morning and head was up. still somersaulting all over the place, but i'm happy to have remembered a more reliable way for me to tell what is where.
 
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