Hi all! I'm 40+6 weeks pregnant today. My overdue baby is ROP (right occiput posterior). I know because I can feel hand movements in the front a lot, as well as to the sides a bit down low. Also from the bulging. And can even sometimes feel little bumps in the middle front, which I guess are feet or knees. Certainly no smooth long back.
Head is certainly down and it's all a bit skewed to the right, but at the back.
Ok, so my question is... with time running out, and knowing that my cervix is pretty ripe and my mucus plug just came out yesterday, and wanting to avoid AROM and syntocinon on monday...
Do I keep trying to correct baby's position (knee chest A LOT, always sitting with knees below hips, generally just leaning forward, using gravity whenever I can... which btw is all getting quite exhausting! I haven't reclined in days!)? Or do I go ahead and try stimulating labour with breast pumping and walking and blah blah blah (which does begin contractions but I know it won't start labour unless the baby and body are ready so no need to explain this to me)... and then when labour starts I'll have a better chance of baby moving due to the contractions? Problem is if labour starts for real and baby doesn't move, things aren't looking great. Big baby. 3rd degree tear last time. Awkward position. Long labour. Probably require epidural. blah blah blah.
If you want more background on the story I posted in the induction section here... http://www.bubhub.com.au/community/f...06#post6693106
I guess what I mean is, I've been avoiding those things which might start labour until baby moves. Including generally being on my feet too much as I don't want baby to engage in the wrong position. But... I actually feel that baby CAN'T engage where it is at the moment anyway and that labour won't start until it IS engaged (I have real reasons that led me to this conclusion)... which obviously leans me more toward getting it to move now. But who knows??? I really really don't want to be induced monday. I can see intervention after intervention looming if it comes to that.
Has anyone had any experience with getting a posterior (particularly right posterior) to shift successfully this late in the pregnancy before labour actually begins? Any tips? I've been trying!!! I felt baby shift slightly last night so I think that means it's not STUCK at least. Good sign.