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Back to back baby... Tips?

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Ellarose85 Wed 13-Apr-16 11:29:28

Has anyone got any tips on how to get baby to move and how to cope with the pain in the meantime?

I'm 26 weeks so she has plenty of time to move, I'm just shitting it as my DS decided to turn back to back during labour and the pain was out of this world and it slowed things down massively so I don't want to go through that again!

Heirhelp Wed 13-Apr-16 12:51:36

There is a website called spinning babies which my friend found successful. I have heard swimming is very good.

Ellarose85 Wed 13-Apr-16 18:53:25

Thank you, I'm going to start swimming this week

Pippa12 Thu 14-Apr-16 10:02:52

I'm 39+5. I've walked, rolled my hips, scrubbed the floors, bounced till I'm sick confused baby is just comfy!

dontcryforme Thu 14-Apr-16 10:45:13

Osteopathy is well worth a try. And walking up the stairs sideways!

LucilleLeSueur Thu 14-Apr-16 13:00:50

I'm 31 weeks with dc3 and apparently she's back to back. Dc1 was too and it was hideous.
My midwife said to place one foot two stairs up and do lunges. Also rocking on all fours and birthing ball!

Honeybee79 Thu 14-Apr-16 14:41:23

My first DS was back to back. Midwife suggested swimming and so I swam like crazy. He didn't shift though and it was hideous. Have heard that osteopathy is good.

babba2014 Thu 14-Apr-16 16:01:18

Keep walking as much as you can. I didn't know mine was back to back and I read not all back back backs are painful but mine was. But I forget the pain as soon as he was born compared to my first normal.

I can give you tips for labour if still back to back. I was trying to act on the things I did with my first which made her come quick. Staying upright as long as I could then kneeling and squatting when it got intense. Also not sitting down e.g. the loo being hideous.

This time sitting on the loo felt good? I didn't groan or whatever like I did with my normal position labour. But I thought heck why does this feel better? So getting a hard seat may actually Sid as raising your legs above your pelvis is meant to help baby turn during labour.

Go with your instincts. It won't be like a non back to back labour with positioning. It's like had I known those opposite positions of whatever were right for back to back labours I would have done them more but I didn't know he was so I kept trying to implement stuff from my first which weren't working and giving me more pain. I didn't get it. Hopefully you will be able to ease that pressure by learning positions for the labour if he hasn't turned already.

Tfoot75 Fri 15-Apr-16 08:26:30

I'm 40+2 with my second and it's still changing position daily (always head down but back in different directions, fully engaged then free next minute) they have so much more space I'm not sure there's any point in doing anything! Baby will ultimately decide what position it wants to be born in, hopefully with more room its more likely to be ideal (first was back to back) but might just be wishful thinking!

PickleSarnie Fri 15-Apr-16 18:08:55

Both mine were back to back. First one was a four day labour, hugely irregular contractions, hideous back pain and just all around horrible.

Was dreading it the second time around. But that time was just under 12 hours of manageable contractions that included three pushes on the living room floor and nothing other than a TENS machine and a couple of paracetamol. It was bloody awesome in comparison.

Not sure if he just turned due to being my second or whether the weird positions from spinning babies helped.

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