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07/10/2014 at 17:43
I discovered at my mw appointment today that my baby is currently back to back, she said it wasn't a problem but I've read it can make labour more painful which doesn't sound good especially as I want a home birth with minimal interventions. I'm currently sat rotating on my ball (had it down from the loft for a few weeks but keep forgetting to use it!!). any other suggestions to help turn him?
07/10/2014 at 17:48
I had one of those a bit earlier on in pregnancy. Spending lots of time on all fours helped to turn her, felt a bit silly crawling round the lounge but it worked! From what I read it's becoming more common due to sitting at desks/sofas/ in cars for long periods of the day. The midwife did say that the contractions can cause them to turn during labour so it could happen really late on.
07/10/2014 at 18:18
I spent way too much time sitting on the sofa currently. I won't tell my hubby but I guess I can spend a bit of time on all fours!!
As this is my 2nd baby he won't engage until I go into labour so at least he's not engaged at that position.
Must get off the sofa!!! (still on my ball currently!)
07/10/2014 at 21:38
Rolling cobra was recommended at Lazy Daisy for turning back to back babies.
07/10/2014 at 22:25
Thanks Saffron, went to my lazy daisy class tonight & it turns out, that out of a group of 4 ladies, 2 of us had been told that our babies were back to back today! Will be doing quite a few rolling cobras over the next few days!!
07/10/2014 at 22:46
Fabulous! Hope you enjoyed it! I found it a bit hippyish for my liking but still incredibly useful
07/10/2014 at 22:57
I love it!! I won't describe myself as a hippy but I'm quite 'crunchy' as I do babywearing, extended breast feeding & intend to have a home birth. I'm actually on my 2nd course! It helps that I get on really well with the lady that runs it who's quite young with young children who I've met up with a few times outside of classes. I guess it depends on who the leader is!
08/10/2014 at 22:43
The classes weren't active enough for me, too much rambling! The lady who takes ours is very hippyish...I'm planning to sling, cloth bum, and BF so I sound similar to you.
It was things like 'tucking your chin down will make baby tuck theirs' which I just think is bollocks. Also, as much as 'I rotate to dial ate' makes logical sense, there was no way I was going to chant it in class.
09/10/2014 at 10:21
Both mine were back to back and never turned but I think there is a website with tips ive heard mentioned on here before. Think it's called spinning babies
09/10/2014 at 12:12
Thanks jellytot, will look into that.
Saff: I quite liked all that & joining in with the chants!! I'm writing some of them down for my hubby to remind me of during the labour! Maybe I'm getting more in touch with my hippy self than I thought!!
09/10/2014 at 13:13
I was going to suggest the spinning babies website too, there are lots of ideas for getting the baby into the right position for birth. S was breech for ages so I tried some crazy inversion thing where I was hanging head first off the sofa. It gave me a massive head rush but it worked! Also scrubbing the plinths under my kitchen cupboards on all fours :)
15/10/2014 at 10:40
It definitely does make labour more painful. Saying that, I've not done it any other way. Both mine were back to back, both turned in labour, both times I felt as though the cast of Riverdance were kicking my back with steel toecaps on. My period pains are much worse since childbirth, and mainly in the back, and down the backs of my legs. Hoping hard you get baby to spin!! I tried to turn my second but I was at work a lot so limited as to how much time a day to spend on all-fours, over the ball etc.
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