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    Default Anterior placenta - was your bub posterior?

    Hi all, I read somewhere that if you have an anterior placenta you're more likely to have a posterior bub.

    How common is it? Did you have an anterior placenta and posterior bub?

    If so did you get baby turned before a natural birth, birth baby posterior, or book in for a csection?

    What was your recovery like if you birthed bub posterior?

    Thanks ladies.

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    Subbing as I have an anterior placenta and would also love to know everyone's experiences.

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    I didn't know they were possibly connected but yes I had anterior placenta and posterior baby. She didn't turn. I had a failed induction. .. failure to progress which ended up with a c section.

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    Anterior placenta, normal birth.

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    Yes I had anterior placenta and posterior bub. Had no idea she was posterior until labour and she turned during, but not perfectly. She was a forceps birth with episiotomy as she just wouldn't come out, but she was also quite big. I haemorrhaged after but after that was sorted recovery was really quick. I had no idea there was a link.. I wish I had of done more leading up to birth to ensure she was the right way as it made for an awful and long birth.

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    Yes for both my bubs. I'm not sure when DD1 turned, I had a posterior labour and have no idea whether or not she turned before birth. DD2 turned about half an hour before being born while I was pushing. Not terribly pleasant!

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    I don't think a posterior baby is a reason for a c section on it's own though (unless you just want an elective- I mean it's not medically indicated AFAIK)

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    Have 5 kids, first one I don't know about the placenta, that was 16 yrs ago and they didn't mention it. He was posterior for labour but presented right for birth. Long second stage so he had some trouble turning.
    Second was anterior and normal presentation, third anterior with normal presentation, fourth anterior with posterior presentation, but this birth I consider my easiest and he was 4.2kg! Fifth was posterior til he crowned and then he turned, that hurt.
    This time I have anterior placenta again. It doesn't bother me. I've read up a bit and found (3 years ago, I don't know the info they are giving these days) that with subsequent pregnancies there is no way to guarantee the baby will stay turned if you mange to turn them. Also that sitting back in couches encourages posterior presentation, which I think is how I got them because I am a lounger! Sitting upright with my tight big belly is not comfy and I won't do it.
    I always had wicked back pain with af as a teen, I have a retro uterus, I suspect that's why, so back labour was manageable. I tore internally with all the births but I think that's because I have bigger babies. Smallest has been 3.8kg and I'm a size 8 prior to pregnancy.
    I don't believe that posterior labour is always a cause for panic. There's plenty of positive stories on the net about them.

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    I had an anterior placenta and my DS wasn't posterior. He was in great position from when I first went into labour at 32 weeks till he was born at 36 weeks. He came out in 2 pushes! Good luck op, hope your bubba behaves

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    I had an anterior placenta and ds was posterior. He turned during labour. I had water injections and by the time they had worn off, he had turned.

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