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Baby's positioning in late pregnancy?

(14 Posts)
BummyMummy77 Wed 16-Oct-13 23:04:09

Thanks so much. I want to avoid hospital at all costs as they really push you into things and scare the crap out of you.

I'm currently bouncing up and down on a ball (and will be for the next 3 weeks) but not as panicked as I was early. Google is not always a good thing.

OP babies are more likely than oa babies to need intervention and/or result in longer labours. BUT the majority of op babies are still born vaginally and there are no foregone conclusions. Some women have op babies and find them them easiest to give birth to. Some start op and turn during labour. A lot of women don't even know they have a posterior baby.

I had two babies who were persistently ot, turning op occasionally. I couldn't shift them. Medical staff couldn't shift them. I had no control over it annoyingly. Second time round I refused to waste energy worrying about it.

Mogz Wed 16-Oct-13 22:35:20

It seems in the US they are very quick to drug you up or give you a CS, especially if baby is in a less than prime position. But you don't have to agree to it, if you'd like a home birth with minimal intervention and there is no obvious reason to suspect anything will go wrong then stick to your guns. And good luck!

Bearfrills Wed 16-Oct-13 22:10:02

An OP baby doesn't mean a section. DS (my first) was OP, stayed OP, and was OP right through my labour. I delivered him vaginally with no episiotomy or instruments. Yes, I was pushing for ages (three and a half hours) but as well as being OP he was coming forehead first which probably contributed to that (he tucked his head last minute and then shot out in two pushes once he did).

BummyMummy77 Wed 16-Oct-13 18:35:03

Thanks all! He's moved again now, twice! I'm not quite sure where he is, I think he's fully posterior now the little monkey! I can see little fists shooting out of my stomach.

At least he's got room to move around so if I do all the bouncing on balls and crawling on floor stuff he may move still. smile

princesscupcakemummyb Wed 16-Oct-13 18:24:39

try bouncing on a ball regular

AhoyAhoy Wed 16-Oct-13 17:46:49

From another thread, looks like BummyMummy is in the USA. Get down on your hands and knees, kneel on sofa elbows forearms on the floor... Turn that baby around and have your lovely homebirth!

sweetiepie1979 Wed 16-Oct-13 17:43:29

BummyMummy do you have to pay for a c section?

HMT13 Wed 16-Oct-13 17:39:55

I've been bouncing on a gym ball for 2 weeks and leaning forward on it in the evenings. Was told at my midwife appointment that the baby has moved into correct position now. Worth a try.

BummyMummy77 Wed 16-Oct-13 16:54:30

The floor needs a good clean, will try that, thanks!

Mogz Wed 16-Oct-13 16:50:15

Lots of scrubbing floors, swimming and leaning over chairs might just get baby to shuffle round, good luck!

BummyMummy77 Wed 16-Oct-13 16:30:31

ARGH! Thanks. Will look. God frigging damn it I can't afford a bloody c section lol.

sweetiepie1979 Wed 16-Oct-13 14:55:13

My baby moved between 36-37 week's from oblique to Head down so it's still possible have a look at spinning babies website they will give you hints and tips. I doubt you could have anything other than c section if baby didn't move..

BummyMummy77 Wed 16-Oct-13 14:45:49

So this little angel bugger has gone from transverse, loa -roa (and back again about 50 times), to ROT Right Occiput Transverse or Right Occiput Lateral I think it's called in the UK in the last week.

Has anyone had experience with this position? I'm seeing that's its a posterior position that midwives don't like. Apparently it can cause a longer, more painful labour if you can deliver that way at all. sad Being a homebirth this is obviously worrying me quite a bit.

Or had anyone had babies move at the 37 week mark still?

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