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how did you get baby out of back to back position before labour?

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littleraysofsunshine Wed 09-Mar-16 22:35:38

I'm 36 weeks with number four.... My second was unknown back to back, great labour and only 57 mins but I'm still hoping to get this little one in a better position. It is so active and I feel limbs everywhere as it's just not turning round. Tried all fours, sitting up, birth ball....

Quodlibet Wed 09-Mar-16 22:42:39

I've heard that a chiropractor can help...

littleraysofsunshine Tue 15-Mar-16 22:48:12


This baby just seems too big to turn now....

TreeSparrow Wed 16-Mar-16 09:25:11

DO NOT let a chiropractor touch you. They are quack doctors (like homeopathy practitioners) who do more harm than good.

ridemesideways Wed 16-Mar-16 11:04:59

Swimming always got mine out of breech, but I wouldn't overthink back-to-back. It's not abnormal and they will turn. Or if they don't then they're meant to be that way! If you had a great bact-to-back labour before, then your pelvis must be able to accommodate it - we're all different smile

RavioliOnToast Wed 16-Mar-16 11:44:41

Mine was a back to back labour but nobody realised, she pood inside and everything was so stressful. I had a live birth thread where a lot of mnetters actually said it sounded as though she was back to back and to do the polar bear position? I'm not sure if this would help when not in labour though

ANewIdentitytoJazzItUpABit Wed 16-Mar-16 11:50:15

And what is the Polar Bear position?

RavioliOnToast Wed 16-Mar-16 12:27:28

On all fours with shoulders below hips? Google it, it gives a better definition than I can grin

NotWithoutMyMerkin Wed 16-Mar-16 12:31:30

My opinion is chiropractors are not quacks. My experience is that they can genuinely help in pregnancy - and many specialise in it. I would def consult one and make up your own mind.

pourmeanotherglass Wed 16-Mar-16 12:40:26

DD1 was back to back, they noticed a week or so in advance, and they told me to sit leaning slightly forwards as much as possible. She turned, so came out the right way round. DD2 was also back to back, but no- one realised until she emerged face up. This was a much more difficult labour, she got stuck and pooed, and they had to break my waters to hurry her up. Both girls are fine now, and DD2 is still an incredibly flexible gymnast!

NotNob Wed 16-Mar-16 12:59:09

Both of mine were back to back and stayed that way. I tried everything; swimming, all fours, birthing ball, washing the floor, climbing the stairs sideways - you name it. It was mentioned at my scan that I have a tilted uterus which increases the chance of a b2b but I guess my point is, you can try these things but try not to get too stressed if they don't work.

PeppasNanna Wed 16-Mar-16 13:02:52

As its your 4th dc the baby could move before you go into labour and even whilst your in labour ..

I've 6dc. 5 out of 6 have been back to back!

Onsera3 Wed 16-Mar-16 13:08:49

Exercises on Spinning Babies website.

Rebozo? You'd need a helper for that though.

alltouchedout Wed 16-Mar-16 13:18:12

Spinning babies is good.
DS2 went from totally posterior to LOP and back again over and over, he never was recorded as an OA position. But he was a dream birth, the easiest of the three- I think he rotated during labour or just before it began.

NickyEds Fri 18-Mar-16 22:23:11

Both of my babies were back to back and both turned during labour. With dd (my second baby) I was getting incredibly intense contractions but "not in labour" according to the mw and told to lie on my left side. I did and felt her turn and before I knew it I was pushing!

ollieplimsoles Sun 20-Mar-16 15:38:04

they can turn in early labour op so try not to worry to much!

I have a tilted uterus and spent weeks leaning forward while sitting, and over the birth ball. i was so damned determined not to have a b2b labour!

try kneeling on all fours and rocking in early labour to encourage them to turn

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