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September 21st, 2011, 08:04 PM
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I went to the Dr today, and bacause I'm old, he does a quick 2d scan every visit. (baby wouldn't move it's leg to see the sex though lol)

Anyway, baby was basically on it's back at the bottom of my uterus with it's head on my right side, feet to the left. When I go top bed I lay on my right side to watch tv for a little and usually fall asleep. So is it weird to think if I lay on that side, I will be basically be making baby stand in her head, or will it just ride it out and settle in when I'm done moving?

Might be a stupid question, but it is all I can think about right now
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September 21st, 2011, 08:09 PM
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It is actually kind of funny! I never thought of that. Baby will eventually be standing on its head for a while when it turns head down to get ready for delivery, so I am sure it isn't a problem. You say you're old and I could probably look somehwere, but it is easier just to ask, how old are you? I am 34 and think I am one of the oldest in this DDC, but I know there are a few older than me.
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September 21st, 2011, 08:24 PM
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One of my twins was stuck in the transverse position. I would lay on my side and it was always on his head. He actually has a flat spot on his head because of it. I'm sure it's also because he barely had any room after awhile, pretty crowded in there. I could tell them apart because of their head shapes, lol.

I'm almost 36. One of the older ones on here too.
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September 21st, 2011, 08:56 PM
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My baby was head down a week ago and at my rescan it had moved to transverse. I guess this early on they flip all sorts of different ways.
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September 21st, 2011, 08:57 PM
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My baby is mostly head down, but he was moving like crazy. They have plenty of room to move, flip, and spin still
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September 21st, 2011, 09:49 PM
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I'm 35, will be 36 a few weeks before my due date. I don't think I am old, but this is my first baby, and they put me in the higher risk category. I guess to just watch me, and make sure all is good. If I get to have an ultrasound every time I go to the dr, then I'll take it. lol

I know I probably shouldn't be worrying about it, because it is not something I can change. I should just focus on the amount of room baby does have, and force myself to assume baby is just sloshing around in there and will settle in a better position when I settle.
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September 22nd, 2011, 06:40 AM
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i think i read somewhere that if there not comfortable they will move.. so maybe your baby like to be on their head i am sure if its unconfortable for them they will move...
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September 23rd, 2011, 05:17 PM
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I'm 35, will be 36 a few weeks before my due date. I don't think I am old, but this is my first baby, and they put me in the higher risk category. I guess to just watch me, and make sure all is good. If I get to have an ultrasound every time I go to the dr, then I'll take it. lol

I know I probably shouldn't be worrying about it, because it is not something I can change. I should just focus on the amount of room baby does have, and force myself to assume baby is just sloshing around in there and will settle in a better position when I settle.
I got pregnant with Nico when I was 35 and had him when I was 36. I will be 38 when this little one arrives. Most of the moms in my playgroup are mid thirties to early forties. I don't like how some Dr.'s scare you by throwing the words "high risk" around too much, but then the extra check-ups and scans are nice too.

Nico was breech and I had a planned c-section. His head was basically under my rib cage I think, I wondered the same thing about laying on that side. I did not opt to try to turn him because I have a bicornuate uterus. There are different degrees of a bicornuate...in my case, my uterus is heart shaped so it has two "horns." Some people have it to the extent that they have two separate uterine cavities.
It is different than a septate uterus, but doctors who are not familiar with it sometimes confuse the two. While a bicornuate uterus does not usually hinder one's ability to get pregnant, it does mean a risk of preterm labor or a baby in breech position, like Nico was. Luckily with him, I made it to full term and had my c-section at 39 weeks. He was in breech position the entire time, and I figured as long as he was comfy, that was fine, hehe

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September 24th, 2011, 10:58 AM
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idk, i wonder about baby being upside down for so long at the end, too.
i think my baby was in the same position for a while, but it seems to have changed.
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