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Hi everyone, I was just at the Chiro and Midwife's and talking about prenatal yoga... both of them said they had noticed that their patient's with breech babies (and those who weren't in the optimal position for birth) had done yoga.<br><br>
So, it's got me thinking,..<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"> I wonder if there's something about the various yoga positions that encourage a baby to go breech?<br><br>
Who's done yoga and had a breech baby?
 

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My ds was breech until about 36 weeks, when he turned, but nothing changed in my yoga practice, except in an effort to turn him, I did spend a lot of time in child's pose and I stopped doing yoga squats until he had turned. Interestingly, ds did turn to be posterior after I stopped doing yoga (the final week or so before he was born). Child's pose during labor turned him anterior.<br><br>
I've read that doing yoga squats late in the last trimester can cause the baby to engage, so possibly that's what's happening--babies are in breech position and engage before they've turned?
 

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Some yoga teachers teach a semi reclined position called "Supine Bound Angle" where you lean back over a yoga bolster. It feels like you are sitting in a recliner. The spinning babies website mentions that positions like this can contribute to breech and posterior facing positions for baby.
 
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