At my 39.5 week appt last week, they told me they think the baby is “sunny side up” or in the occiput posterior position, or “facing up.” Here’s a visual. She could still rotate, and I am not sure they are even 100% that’s the position she’s in, but who knows. I’m trying not to worry about it, as it means longer, more painful labor (read: more likely I’ll want an epidural), possible use of forceps, more chance of an episiotomy and they mentioned a higher rate of ending in a C-section than a baby who is not facing up. Ugh – all of those things are things I want to avoid. The weather is hot, hot, hot and I’ve been working from home for a week now. I really didn’t want to be working at home for longer than a week, and after the false labor a week ago, I was sure she’d be here by now. Well, she’ll come when she’s ready.
Inspiration . . .
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I did a flip in the pool to get Scotty to turn around. Now that I know what we’re dealing with with his CF, I couldn’t imagine not doing what I did-also did lunges/squats and some other exercises! But you are right, she’ll come when she’s ready and could always still turn on her own. Hang in there!!