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April 17th, 2014, 11:20 AM
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Read this on one of the day-to-day pregnancy websites I check in with every so often and thought it was interesting enough to pass on:

Repositioning your baby

Your movements during late pregnancy can affect the position of your baby. Ideally, he'll lie head down, facing your back, with his chin tucked into his chest. You can encourage this optimum fetal position by:
  • Spending time on all fours, wiggling your hips from side to side; or arch your back, then drop your spine down.
  • Sitting with your knees lower than your pelvis, and your body tilted slightly forward.
  • Kneeling on the floor, leaning over a beanbag, cushions, or birth ball.
  • Sitting on a birth ball, with your legs positioned slightly apart and knees lower than your hips, then rocking your pelvis.
  • Assuming the tailor pose: sit on the floor with your back straight and the soles of your feet together. Let your knees fall to the side and rest your elbows on your inner thighs.
  • Swimming: breaststroke helps to open the pelvis.

Rainey Jessica born on June 4th 2014

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April 17th, 2014, 11:48 AM
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Oh dear - currently my little dude is head up facing outwards...lol.

I still have several weeks before I need him in the optimal position, but come 37 weeks I will start trying these suggestions if he hasn't repositioned himself!

Thanks for sharing.
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April 17th, 2014, 11:55 AM
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Judging from where I get kicked the most (right ribs, right diaphram) I'm fairly certain GingerBean moves from being slightly horizontal with her head to the left to head down...last ultrasound she was facing outwards though and not inwards so I guess we'll see over the next couple weeks whether she rolls over or not
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Rainey Jessica born on June 4th 2014

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April 17th, 2014, 12:02 PM
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Our babies still have lots of room to wiggle. That being said, don't wait until 37 weeks to start thinking about position. It'll be a lot more work to get baby out of a bad position than it will be to promote a good position. I avoid slouching into the couch at home and at work I sit on a ball or I sit up straight with my chest open and my belly hanging out with my knees below my pelvis.
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April 17th, 2014, 12:06 PM
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We learned about many of these positions in our birth class. Baby boy has been head down since 20 weeks, but I want to keep him that way. Unfortunately, I do have to spend most of my day with my feet up due to restrictions, so there is only so much I can do at this point. Since he's engaged already, I'm guessing he's here to stay? Who knows though!
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