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19/06/2014 at 16:53
This is our first baby and at my 31 week check up, the midwife advised that baby is head down (hurray!) and moving down into position but also said the baby is B2B. Cue all the horror stories you read online of long, slow, painful labours, c-sections etc.
I have bought a birthing ball (I did this around 29 weeks as baby had pretty much always been transverse and I wanted to help the baby get into position) and have been sitting/swirling my hips on it for around 30 mins per night. This seemed to have an effect at getting baby to go head down. I have been sleeping on my left and even find myself waking up if I'm not on my left so that I get back on that side. I have started to ensure my posture is correct. I work in an office based environment so spend a lot of time sat on an office chair and have also tried to stop myself slouching at home. I have tried kneeling on all fours and my hips (I am suffering PGP) just can't tolerate it for more than 2/3 minutes. I have tried leaning myself on/over my gym ball and all it does is squish my chest and hurt afterwards.
I know they say baby has plenty of time to turn but I'm worried just incase it doesnt. I'm even concerned that the baby has switched from head down to transverse again :-/
So.... my questions are:
1. Is there anything more I can do to encourage thye baby to spin around if still B2B?2. How can I tell if the baby has switched to transverse again? My baby often gets hiccups (at least once daily) so I assume where I am feeling the hiccuping is where baby's torso is which is currently bottom right of my tummy. 3. If the baby has gone transverse again, is there a chance it can flip back round to head down again or is that it?
19/06/2014 at 19:39
19/06/2014 at 19:44
Go on spinningbabies.com lots of good tips x
20/06/2014 at 16:43
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