Your baby certainly won’t be staying still for nine months! Our midwife talks you through his movement in the womb, from first kick to final turn
After those 36 weeks of tumbling and pushing around, most babies will be head down ready for the birth. Some women, particularly those who’ve had several babies before, will find their baby’s in what’s known as an ‘unstable lie’, where the baby flits between head down (cephalic), sideways (transverse) or bottom first (breech). He can do this several times a day, although this is extremely rare with a first baby. As long as he’s head down, don’t worry if he’s laying with his front to your back (anterior) or back to your back (posterior) at this stage. Babies will usually find their way out. Imagine carrying a table through a door – you’d turn it and wiggle it until it fitted. Babies can usually do the same to find their way into your arms!
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