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Baby's Position

(7 Posts)
blondiebonce Tue 03-Jun-14 12:31:50

I'm 35 weeks pregnant with my first baby. LO is currently transverse (laying across) instead of head down. Now I know that's not weird or unusual but my Dr suggested if she doesn't move round soon I might have to have her moved. I'm assuming because she has less room to manoeuvre etc and if she's early.

My question is what is anyone else's experiences on this and is there any gentle encouragements I can give her to move round?

She was in the perfect position of head down, bum up, slightly to the left about 3-4 weeks ago! sad haha smile TIA

DearDinah Tue 03-Jun-14 13:26:55

I've almost completed a laisy daisy birthing class and we get into positions to get baby to move into best position, a lot of it is on all fours, they recommended a website called spinning babies as mine is breech

DearDinah Tue 03-Jun-14 13:29:34

Also lots of rotating hips so think all fours but moving hips around in a clockwise direction to rotate

onedogatoddlerandababy Tue 03-Jun-14 13:50:54

Yup on all fours, imagine scrubbing floors kind of thing.

Just so you know, you don't have to have her moved, she will probably move soon, but if they start talking about turning her, it's your decision not theirs.

In the meantime try on all fours, leaning forward over a gym ball and no lying back on the sofa!

blondiebonce Wed 04-Jun-14 16:31:10

Thanks everyone. Looks like I should probably kill two birds with one stone and clean the oven more! Will definitely check that website out too.

Does anyone know when they'd suggest a c section if she doesn't move/they couldn't shuffle her? I mean I want to avoid a c section as much as possible but ultimately want what's best for LO.

corazon Wed 04-Jun-14 19:13:27

Snap at 34 weeks scanned for placenta position and baby was across. Went back after 36 weeks as mw was convinced he still was across but when I went back his head was down. Don't think I did anything special to get him head down. Try not to panic about c section you still have time for baby to turn. In fact I looked at evc - what they do to turn and I think that if he hadn't turned I would of refused and taken c section as there is risk of cord getting stuck and baby getting distressed during procedure that only works 50% of the time. I did sit on my ball for some of the time and worked up until 38 weeks (busy moving about job) so don't know if that helps!

corazon Wed 04-Jun-14 19:16:06

Meant to also say where I am from they would always do c section for transverse baby as there is a chance that the cord would be delivered first but not sure if that's standard across the nhs

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