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    Default Posterior birth question

    Hi! I have just been to hospital it's my last check with midwife 39 + 5 days. She said baby is posterior head down. My 2 other labours were not. Any advice on how to do anything to help with this? I'm a bit afraid now as have read its more painful......

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    Hi Babynomad

    My first was posterior so from about 36 weeks my midwife had me doing acupuncture and suggested swimming. But I don't think he actually turned until I was in labour. My labour pain was still all in my back (apparently common in posterior births ) and I spent all my time on my hands and knees in the shower with DH pointing the shower at my lower back to ease the pain.

    Good luck with it all!!

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    I had my last midwife appointment on a friday night and my DS was prosterior. He was born the next day and had turned the right way around by then. I don't know when exactly. The midwives couldn't figure out what position he was in until it was time to push.
    It was recommended to me to spend a lot of time on all fours or leaning over a fit ball if i had one to encourage DS to get into the right position.

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    My 10 day old DD was posterior and the labour was all in my back. I tried swimming and all fours and chiro to turn her but whatever I did, she'd turn back. She turned in labour- the middies had me lay on my left side for three contractions while pushing and she finally turned and was born shortly after
    my first DD aged 10 was also posterior- I think it's due to my pelvis shape!
    Best bet is lots of kneeling over a fitball, being on all fours etc and use these positions in labour. Also look at the spinning babies website- I tried rebozo sifting which did work...but she turned back My DDs just liked to be difficult haha! All the best!

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    If bub is still posterior when in labour i suggest a shower with the water pointed on your back - this helped me so much. Also the midwife gave me a massage on my lower back during contractions and that also helped.

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    Wasn't a myth for me. I have had a posterior and anterior labour and the posterior was definitely much more painful and i felt much more pain in my back, my first i felt more pain in my belly and it was no where near as strong.

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    Well thanks ladies .....looks like I'm just going to have to see what happens. My first birth was vacuum and forceps and zero pain relief .... Not from not asking. It I had an absolute cow of a dr .... Even sewed me up without anything as the forceps tore a vein or something ..... Horrible experience with blood splurting and panic and lots of pain. I want to avoid forceps at all costs as it traumatized me for two years until my second son was born in 3 hrs in the most lovely natural way.

    I don't think I could cope with another instrumental birth. I guess I could try and demand an epidural but I've never had one before and worry that could push me down the intervention road. What's an epidural like? I want a natural birth but cannot cope with the amount of pain I had with first birth and intervention and zero pain relief.....

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    If it makes you feel any better i didn't have any intervention/instruments with my posterior birth. I also didn't need any drugs, the shower was my saviour for pain relief.

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    My DS was posterior, he never turned and was born posterior. I laboured on my hands and knees, and was leaning forwards over the bed on my knees, it helped. i had a hot pack on my back. I didnt have any pain relief, and managed to push out a 10pound 1 baby (whos head was the wrong way?? not sure what she ment by that)
    I had more issues with my 1st then with the second

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    My posterior births were just as painful as my anterior births! I did labour a lot on my hands and knees (in water) and I think that helped them turn. Have you had a look at the spinning babies website?


 

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