Hello ladies, So I jus got back from my midwife appointment I am 39weeks and in so much pain, she tells me that my son is back to back with me, any suggestions on how to get him to turn? And advice would be great, thanks so much.
Get down on all 4s with your front resting on elbows so that your bum is higher than front end and gently rock back and forth ... It will encourage baby to swing to the front and hopefully stay put though you may need to do.it a couple times a day! I used to get down with my favourite book or puzzle magazine to pass the time and take my mind off the discomfort ... also try not to arch your back as you do it!
I tried to turn my dd from back to back for weeks on end. She occasionally moved and then swung back again. She stayed back to back until the bitter end. DS was exactly the same. Back to back all the way through.
Don't worry too much if your baby won't turn. Most back to back babies move during labour and some are just happier to come out that way. It's uncomfortable I know, but don't fret if your baby stays put. He's happy that way. It's not an 'abnormal' presentation, just an uncomfy one.
The Spinning Babies website is quite good for suggestions.
Both of mine were back to back and face first when born! I fully expect this one to do the same....I have a habit of giving birth to awkward babies. It plays havoc with your back but it is what it is and is all worth it in the end
An epidural isn't scary at all in reality. It often gives a woman much needed respite. I refused one until it became medically necessary for an emcs. I was quite the opposite with gas and air. I hated it and it did nothing for the pain. I wish I'd enjoyed it. My friend thought it was brilliant and came out with some entertaining speeches whilst using it.
your lucky your midwife figured yours was back to back! mine didn't and I didn't know till I was in labour for 27 hours. if I had known I would of tried everything and had an epidural as my back really hurt. looking back I had very bad lower back pain for about the week prior to giving birth but had no idea it could be he was facing the wrong way. looks like the ladies on here have some good advice so try the different positions, I will be with this pregnancy just in case its the same!