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October 4th, 2013, 08:00 AM
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if the baby is born facing the ceiling, or facing the floor? is there a preferred position or does it not matter as long as she comes head-first?
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October 4th, 2013, 08:16 AM
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Best position is baby head down, facing your back. It's the most natural way
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October 4th, 2013, 08:17 AM
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No one told me how my DD came out!!! Now I'm curious!
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October 4th, 2013, 08:31 AM
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Best position is baby head down, facing your back. It's the most natural way
^ this.

I could be wrong but I believe the other way is called, sunny side up. I'm pretty sure my friend had a baby that way but she also had some pretty bad tearing. But i don't know if the two are related or not. Those are just things she mentioned when she was talking about her labor...
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October 4th, 2013, 08:37 AM
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Yes face down is the best. They turn them once the head is delivered. Dh says that was the creepiestpart of seeing me deliver dd.
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October 4th, 2013, 08:41 AM
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If they are sunny side up, it does tend to cause more tearing/damage to the mom. Most doctors will turn them as they are being delivered.
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October 4th, 2013, 08:41 AM
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i was told if there face up it tends to be a harder more painful delivery
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October 4th, 2013, 10:35 AM
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Both myself and my sister came out "sunny side up" and from what I've heard from the classes that I've taken, is that it is so much harder for the baby to come out because the baby will come out almost forehead first, not the soft part of the top of his/her head which is more mold-able.
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October 4th, 2013, 10:37 AM
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Ditto to all the ladies!
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October 4th, 2013, 10:51 AM
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Face to your back is best. Sunny side up makes the dimensions of baby bigger. And if you have a bigger baby, more issues pushing baby out.

My first was sunny side up at 8lb. 5oz. and I ended up with a c-section because she would not come out that way and refused to be turned (the midwives tried every trick in the book).

So this one needs to be facing my spine, or I'm in trouble again!
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October 4th, 2013, 11:14 AM
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My first was sunny side up which caused me horrible back labor and eventually an emergency c-section
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October 4th, 2013, 11:39 AM
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Sunny side up or posterior is much harder to deliver! 3 of mine have been this way. My first they turned her as is routine. She had low muscle tone and had a birth injury called a brachial plexus injury from it. Her right arm was paralized from it and she had 3 yrs of therapy. She is a lucky one as you can't tell she was injured. Some are permanently paralized! Second one was forehead first and posterior. Barely escaped a c/s with her. She has a huge 99% head too! I figure that after her I could birth anything! Third I did a lot of time doing hands and knees position trying to spin him. He came out looking down! Fourth was small with a small head. He went into distress and I pushed him out in one hard push to save him. He was only 6 lbs 8 oz at 38 weeks and I had no trouble birthing him posterior, but I did rip a bit as a baby should be born slowly so that the tissues can stretch vs having a baby literally shoot out.
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October 4th, 2013, 11:58 AM
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Face up is often referred to. SUNny side up and that hurts like hell... Her head would be pushing on your spine.... tht can be born like that though. Garrett was sunny side up, Lukas was sunny side down
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October 4th, 2013, 02:25 PM
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Yeah, face down is best, but it's doable either way. DS #1 was born face down, and with him pushing only took 15 minutes. DS #2 was born sunny side up, and with him pushing took an hour.
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October 4th, 2013, 02:47 PM
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yeah sunny side up = hooooorrrrible back labor i hear i think *best* is face down and slightly facing left?? maybe??
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