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Hey everyone!<br>
So I seem to have babies that like to hang out in the transverse (sitting in a hammock!) position. My last baby was kind of transverse at 38 or so weeks, and he did get into the right position when I went into labor. I know I'm only 34 weeks, and given my past experience, I guess I shouldn't be worried about it, but I can't help but be a little nervous. I think it's because this baby's head is up a little higher than my DS's was, and because I don't seem to have quite as much fluid for him to float around in as I did last time (plenty, but I had TONS last time), so I'm afraid he'll run out of room/time to turn.<br>
Anyone else have babies who like to sit this way turn really late? Is there anything I should be doing to encourage him? I try to get down in the knee/chest position every night before I go to bed, although I'm not sure if that helps so much when no part of him is actually engaged in my pelvis. I have a great chiropractor who is certified in the Webster technique, so I guess I can always go see her eventually. Anyone had that done to them? Last time I had a regular adjustment the day I went into labor, but nothing special. Maybe I should just go for an adjustment to see if that helps.<br>
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Acupuncture? They can do moxa next to your little toe? That is one way to help babies turn (and, I confirmed with my midwife: it doesn't start labor).<br><br>
I've been seeing a Webster certified chiro since March. Yet, at my 35-week appt (last week), I found out mine is in a transverse lie. It's possible he's been this way all along, but the chiro was sure, as of Monday last week, that he was head-down. It was Wednesday that I started thinking my stomach looked different as I was lying on the chiro table. He did the Webster stuff on Friday...and while baby moves a lot, he doesn't seem to be moving head-down.<br><br>
DD (my #1) was transverse, but turned at 32 weeks (or so). She turned OP, so it didn't ultimately help me! DS was breech, then turned head down (but not a good position either). Both my kids were close to 9 lbs., and one was born at 37 weeks (so I'm suspicious about how much room there might be). Right now, I'm looking at another c/s, though hoping for a turn-around in the next week or so.<br><br>
Good luck to you!
 

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Yes, I've heard acupuncture is really effective! I went to the spinning babies website and inverted myself for 30 seconds yesterday, and believe it or not, at my appointment today, baby was head down, I think for the first time. I THOUGHT he had gone head down, so now I've been standing around tucking my pelvis and gently shaking my belly to get him nice and engaged. Fingers crossed that he stays put!<br>
Good luck to you too. I hope your chiro can help you, or you can find a good accupuncturist!
 

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If he's in place, start wearing a maternity belt, a very wide one. it could be that you have lots of room in there, and by shoring up those muscles a bit, it will prevent him from turning again.<br><br>
Holding on to the side of the pool and kicking (belly down) is another good way to allow baby to get in the best position.
 

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Thank you! Well, there is some movement that went on last night (after the chiro appointment), because I woke up partly on my stomach (on the side where the head had been). Also, the hiccups weren't right on top, but down the right side, and toward the bottom. I did get to the acupuncturist today. So, I'm hopeful!<br><br>
Of course, my practice is now backtracking on vba2c. They won't push the baby back in and forcibly section me, but it would be nicer to have their support. (Obviously, that's with a head-down baby!)
 
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