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August 17th, 2013, 09:48 PM
TaraJo29's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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I'm 37 weeks 1 day today. At my last ultrasound the baby was head down, facing up. I'm not sure if he's still changing spots frequently. His feet have been down by his head at my ultrasounds lately, too. So he's like folding completely in half. (That sounds soo uncomfortable.)

Anyway, I know a posterior labor is rougher going than if they are anterior like they should be.

Should I be concerned at 37 weeks??
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August 17th, 2013, 11:24 PM
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I dont think I would be too concerned at this point. I think head down would be the biggest concern. I would still think there is enough time for baby to turn facing down?

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August 18th, 2013, 11:00 AM
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Check out spinningbabies.com - great tips on positions to do (inversions, cat/cow) to get the baby in the "right" position. Good luck! I got my little guy to go from posterior to anterior. He's now back to posterior but the midwife assures me that we can work on it right up until the second he is born.
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August 18th, 2013, 06:10 PM
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my son was posterior and yes the back labor was terrible, however, they did manage to turn him before he was born in the hospital. I would definitely check out spinningbabies though.
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August 19th, 2013, 09:05 AM
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I have been told that babies often change positions even during labor, so it is something that usually resolves before birth. I wouldn't be concerned about it

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August 19th, 2013, 09:32 AM
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Baby can change how they are facing clear until they are born. My last one turned face up during labor and the DR just helped him get into the right position while I was pushing.
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August 19th, 2013, 10:00 AM
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All 3 of my babies so far have been delivered posterior. (My last was posterior with a brow presentation) It does cause pretty intense back pain during labor, but it does not make your baby undeliverable. Definitely take a look at spinning babies!!

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August 19th, 2013, 10:05 AM
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My first was posterior. As long as baby is head down, I wouldn't worry. If you really want to get baby into a better position, though, you can look for a Webster technique certified chiropractor. Chiropractic care will not only get the baby in better position, but help prepare your body for labor.
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August 22nd, 2013, 01:27 PM
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Popping in from august. I had my baby a couple weeks ago and she was posterior and i didn't feel any back labour at all. Granted, it was my first so i have nothing to compare it to. But we did a completely natural homebirth and i had no tearing whatsoever so don't be worried about it. You can do it!!!
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