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Oblique lying baby... anyone with this, & feeling REALLY uncomfy??

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icravecheese Thu 28-Jul-11 12:06:47

Had my 28wk appt this wk, am measuring 3cm over for dates (but midwife doesn't seem worried, it is my 3rd so NO muscles holding anything in now!). Have (low) anterior placenta so midwife said it was quite tricky feeling baby through it, however she said it feels like baby is lying oblique - head down towards my left hip, bottom / feet pointing up towards my right boob.

I just feel SOoooooo uncomfy most of the time - probably partly due to bump being huge, but also never had a baby in such a position before, and it just feels so uncomfy.... sleeping at night uncomfy, moving around, just sitting down. I don't know how to (a) get comfy and (b) try & move babe out of this position.

Any experiences / ideas....???

Fresh01 Thu 28-Jul-11 12:18:43

OOhhhh sounds uncomfy. Only idea I have is if you spend periods of time on all fours it gives the baby most space to move round, a couple of friends have had to do this to get babies to move round a bit for different reasons. You can prop your elbows on a stool and watch tv whilst kneeling on all fours. Not the most flattering or comfy position but it doesn't sound like you are comfy anyway. Hope it shuffles round soon.

AppleyEverAfter Thu 28-Jul-11 12:21:14

I'm 31 weeks with my first so don't have much experience but I think my baby is in the same position! I only feel movement on my right or low down and the MW said it's head down. But I don't feel too uncomfy, just in bed where I have 3 pillows (feeding pillow between my legs/under bump and 2 under head).

In our aquanatal class we did an exercise where you cling onto the side of the pool, put your feet against the sides, knees bent, and sort of swing your hips from side to side. It's supposed to get baby in the right position for birthing!

dribbleface Thu 28-Jul-11 12:24:32

sympathies. I'm 30 weeks and not had position checked yet but can tell this one is that way round. have literally a bum sticking out one side and head the other, am so so uncomfortable. was not like this with my first and wondering how I'm gonna manage another 10 weeks!

icravecheese Thu 28-Jul-11 12:42:14

Thanks ladies... I was wondering if a spot of swimming might help, although that will involve locating maternity swimwear from last preg, which I probably didnt bother to wash through and now has chlorine holes in dodgy places smile

dribbleface - I too am wondering how on earth I'm going to manage the next 10+wks. Lots of playing with kids / watching TV on all fours. Better go search out my knee pads....

silverangel Thu 28-Jul-11 13:16:20

I'm nearly 31 weeks with twins, number 1 is head down into my bladder and number 2 is oblique on top. Uncomfy doesn't begin to cover it - its bloody painful sometimes! On the plus side, the longest they will let me go is 35 weeks so not too long to go now!

icravecheese Thu 28-Jul-11 16:32:58

oh goodness silverangel - I feel bad for moaning about my uncomfyness now!! One oblique baby PLUS another head down must be really uncomfy for you!! Good luck for the birth in a few weeks xx

MrsBloomingTroll Thu 28-Jul-11 16:39:56

Yes, my DC2 has been in this position for several weeks. Now 38 weeks and still bloody uncomfortable. DD1 was led sideways for most of the pregnancy and she was such an easy pregnancy in comparison! You have my sympathy, OP!

candr Thu 28-Jul-11 18:00:16

Feeling you on this one as have same thing, am 31+4. Gives my ribs a proper hammering and my stomach has an odd square look about it. Makes sleeping really uncomfertable but since he doesn't sleep anyway nor do I. Am trying to spend time on all 4's with ball to turn him as apparently it can hurt if they wait too long to turn as have less room as I have quite a small frame and apparently he is growing faster than my body is able to keep up.

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