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Is baby stuck?

(7 Posts)
heartmoonshadow Fri 19-Jun-09 22:16:33

Hi,

It is a strange request but has anybody else got a peculiar shaped bump which could indicate that the baby has its arm stuck? I say this because at the bottom of my bump I have a point on the right hand side, it is hard and bony so part of the baby. When I went for a growth scan on Wednesday the baby had its head down and to the left and its hand over its face. The sonographer tried to get him to move his hand and he wouldn't, at the time I didn't think anything of it butnow I wonder if he is stuck with his arm over his fac - if so any clues as to how to give him more room to free himself. I am 35 + 4 BTW so quite large and cumbersome!

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Fri 19-Jun-09 22:19:26

No, it's like being in a giant balloon full of water. See his stubourness (sp?) as a sign of things to come. Ds played peek a boo, his sense of humour 10 years later is legendary!

heartmoonshadow Fri 19-Jun-09 22:27:09

I did wonder if he was being a typical little boy - we will have to see about that when he arrives little monster - I can't wait now.

I think it is being a first timer everything is strange to me and I know nothing!!!!

I find it really strange when the midwife asks me if I am happy with the movement of my baby - after all I have nothing to compare it with!

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Fri 19-Jun-09 22:29:22

She's just checking whether he's moving alot. smile
I only have ds, I didn't have MN when I was pregnant so knew nothing! Little tip, get the nappy on him as soon as you can after delivery. Ds welcomed me with a wee as soon as he was placed on my tummy! grin

kitkatqueen Fri 19-Jun-09 22:30:05

Can you go swimming? Float on your front? If the baby has a chance to lay in the soft part of your belly rather than being 'caught' in your hips s/he will probably move to a different position.

I used this method to get 2 of mine to turn when they were breech - floating on tummy with encouraging pokes grin

heartmoonshadow Fri 19-Jun-09 22:37:27

Good idea I will investigate now I am on Maternity leave - have resisted poking too much as I wasn't sure if it would hurt him.

kitkatqueen Fri 19-Jun-09 22:52:38

Go and have a float, let yourself relax - I am 32 weeks ATM and getting into a swimming pool is almost bliss. There is no weight on your pelvic floor and its like breathing a sigh of relief Obviously don't "poke" your bump, I've always given mine a wiggle or 2 back. dd1 used to stick her feet out under my ribs <<ouch>> and I would nudge / tickle them until they retracted again, the tickling would make her jiggle.grin

TBH, just floating in the water and being relaxed would probably give him a chance to get more comfy if he is a bit wedged.

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