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Any one else's baby been in the same position for months?

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Lovage Fri 05-Sep-08 12:09:13

I'm 35 weeks now, and this baby has been in basically the same position for months now - sort of diagonally with head in LHS of pelvis and feet RHS of ribs. I can tell by the kicks and every time a midwife has examined me they've said that's where they are.

There's plenty of movement, just all in the same two places. With DS it was all over the place until he settled around this sort of stage. Apart from the fact I'm getting very bruised and sore under my right ribs because they get all the pounding, I'm a bit worried that for some reason they're not going to shift in labour.

I had an extremely slow labour with DS, which led to nasty complications because I got so tired, and the main reason it was slow seems to be that he wasn't positioned quite right - he was head down and back-to-front but slightly squiffy. I'm worried that something about where the placenta is, or the shape of my uterus, means that this one isn't going to turn into the optimal position either.

Anyone else had a baby that stayed in the same (sub-optimal) position? Did it shift for labour?

hopefully Fri 05-Sep-08 13:38:41

I've had the same, baby in optimal position since MW first started really feeling for it at about 28 weeks. placenta is at the front, on the right hand side, but baby appears to have resisted the urge to turn back to back or anything. Can't tell you if it moves in labour though, as am 39+3 with no signs of anything happening imminently!

Lovage Fri 05-Sep-08 20:00:48

Lucky you! Mine is definitely not in optimal position. They do move in labour, but the trouble is that can slow things down, and that's my worry.

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