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    Default Baby position at 26 weeks

    Since about 24 wks my bub moved noticeably higher up in my uterus and has been sitting rather uncomfortably high in my abdomen even since. He/she seems to be quite sideways and I feel like I am being pushed from the inside out, especially in my side rubs area.
    Whilst I know it's still early days, I have been trying to influence bubs position with stretching/inversions, yoga, all fours, adjusting my sleeping positions, sitting positions etc and am fairly active etc. So far no luck, bub seems quite happy to lie high and sideways.

    Am I being ridiculous worrying about this so early, or is there more I can do? My next appt isn't for a couple weeks. I know there is plenty time etc but it's so uncomfortable already!

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    I think generally it is much too early to worry but doing exercises to assist can help, even if it's to put your mind at ease a little.

    For me, ds turned breech somewhere just prior to 28wks. I was constantly told not to stress (esp as 2nd baby) and was doing plenty of excerises to try get him to turn. Never happened for me, he happily stayed footling & was subsequently pulled out feet first via elective cs.

    I know the uncomfortable feeling though. He would stretch out, head butt my ribs and kick his feet into my cervix. Very, very strange sensation copping both ends!

    Good luck

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    I had a similar experience in my second pregnancy. Baby was in a position that was physically uncomfortable for me but also my instinct told me that she was uncomfortable. I started seeing a Chiro for weekly appts and she found a nice head down position. Went on to have a nice 4 hour labour. I can't say for sure how chiro helped but I had a long difficult 18 hour posterior labour with my first and I felt that my babies were struggling to get comfy in my pelvis. I decided chiro might help put everything in better alignment. I was at the point of wanting to try anything and don't regret trying chiro. Good luck. X

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedCreamingSoda View Post
    I had a similar experience in my second pregnancy. Baby was in a position that was physically uncomfortable for me but also my instinct told me that she was uncomfortable. I started seeing a Chiro for weekly appts and she found a nice head down position. Went on to have a nice 4 hour labour. I can't say for sure how chiro helped but I had a long difficult 18 hour posterior labour with my first and I felt that my babies were struggling to get comfy in my pelvis. I decided chiro might help put everything in better alignment. I was at the point of wanting to try anything and don't regret trying chiro. Good luck. X
    I see my Chiro regularly and he seems to think pelvis etc is all good at the moment but has said there is plenty he can do if bubs is still not head down later on, that he could even come out to me while I'm labor if need be.

    I know position was a huge issue with my first as he would not engage properly due to head position, even after 20+ hrs of labor, and I ended up with emergency c. I think this is why I am so concerned already!

    Guess I will give it another month and see what he/she does... OB will scan at next appt so I will know if he/she has changed position at all...


 

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