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March 25th, 2013, 03:27 PM
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I was looking up what position is ideal for baby to be in, because I couldn't remember if it was face up or face down. So I found that it's supposed to be baby facing your back, with their back and little bum facing your belly. I found a website that has some suggestions on how to have good posture to encourage your baby to be in a good position for labor. In case anyone is curious (or perhaps bordering on obsessive?) like me:
http://www.homebirth.org.uk/ofp.htm
I think my little guy is in the right position, I know he's head down anyway! So I just want him to stay that way!
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March 25th, 2013, 03:55 PM
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I am happy with baby being head down
I didn't think baby had to be faced a certain way.
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March 25th, 2013, 04:49 PM
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Baby boy is breech right now. Perhaps he'll make that turn soon.
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March 25th, 2013, 04:59 PM
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You just made me google! Ugh! I found a website called turn baby turn, and the lady suggests putting a bag of frozen vegetables where you think the baby's head is to make it turn....uuhhhhh, 'scuse me? Not freezing my tiny baby's tiny brain to make him turn. Wacky!
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March 25th, 2013, 05:40 PM
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I have an ultrasound tomorrow, and I'm really hoping baby is head down now. She has been transverse at every ultrasound so far.
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March 25th, 2013, 05:49 PM
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Woah ice pack to make baby turn? I wouldn't do that either!
We still have lots of time for our babies to turn though, sometimes they only turn hours before you go into labor, or even during labor.
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March 25th, 2013, 06:17 PM
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Yea I agree Joy

The one thing that they tell pregnant women in my cultural is keep walking.
Sounds lame but it works.
Walking does a miracle in pregnancy.
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March 26th, 2013, 01:24 AM
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Avery is head down and face forward as of yesterday.
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March 26th, 2013, 06:00 AM
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As of last week he was head down facing my back...yay! Just hope he can stay that way another 5 weeks!
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March 26th, 2013, 07:06 AM
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We won't have an ultrasound to confirm baby's position until much later, if it's needed at all. Right not, I'm pretty sure baby is transverse
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March 26th, 2013, 09:18 AM
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I have an ultrasound this Thursday to check on baby's kidneys, so I can ask which way he's facing then.
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March 26th, 2013, 09:37 AM
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When I had that horrible rash on my stomach, ice was pretty much the only thing that stopped the itching and burning, but I felt terrible icing the baby! All I know is that he's head down now... not sure when another ultrasound will be, but I'm not worried about it for the time being.
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March 26th, 2013, 09:51 AM
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Rhea, I would think it wouldn't be too bad for baby, because they are cushioned in the amniotic fluid, and that keeps them at a nice, comfortable temperature. I think they really would only get "cold" if your core temperature dropped below normal, i.e. you were hypothermic. That's how I understand it anyway!
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March 26th, 2013, 10:10 AM
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Yeah I didn't feel so bad that I didn't use ice But after seeing him shift to the iceless side of my belly (creating a hilarious looking bulge) after I held the ice pack too long on one side, I decided to try and be a little quicker and even about the icing process.
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March 26th, 2013, 10:12 AM
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I have been stressing about positioning for the past couple of months, my daughter was sunny side up and I had terrible back labor and I do not want that again!
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March 26th, 2013, 10:19 AM
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You just made me google! Ugh! I found a website called turn baby turn, and the lady suggests putting a bag of frozen vegetables where you think the baby's head is to make it turn....uuhhhhh, 'scuse me? Not freezing my tiny baby's tiny brain to make him turn. Wacky!
You might if you had a 37- weeker who was breech and were facing a general anesthesia c-section I know I didn't care much about his comfort at that stage. I did that trick (well, I used a heating pad on my lower abdomen and an ice pack on top to encourage him to turn toward the heat). I am quite sure he was not that uncomfortable. It didn't seem to make him want to move at all! Lol.

My baby was positioned ideally last week. But who knows where she is now. Kieran was also positioned ideally...until 37 weeks! I felt hiccups on my middle left side a couple nights ago...so I am wondering if she flipped to a new position. They used to be low and right.
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March 26th, 2013, 11:25 AM
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As long as baby is head down I'm all good.
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March 27th, 2013, 11:49 PM
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DD has actually been in a head down position for a while now (and I hope she stays that way! ;P), but a girlfriend of mine said her daughter was breech and she was told to do a certain yoga pose (something about a cat? lol), and it actually helped her DD move to a head down position .
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You just made me google! Ugh! I found a website called turn baby turn, and the lady suggests putting a bag of frozen vegetables where you think the baby's head is to make it turn....uuhhhhh, 'scuse me? Not freezing my tiny baby's tiny brain to make him turn. Wacky!
LOL glad I read this... I'm having quite a bit of pain at all times since baby went head down. It's worse at the end of the day and I was tempted to put an ice pack down there but now i'll avoid it if there's a possibility he'll get brain freeze and flip out lol.
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March 28th, 2013, 10:25 AM
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Yeah, you definitely don't want a sunny side up baby, but it's not very common at all. I've heard that makes for a painful birth if not caught until the end!

Our little guy has been head down from the day he was conceived (at least it feels that way) but I think he still flips back up or face up several times a day.
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