After 9 month of your pregnancy, when it is finally time to push your baby out, you should have right Baby Position to make a huge difference. Though, throughout your pregnancy your baby stretch and twist and they settle into a fixed position before your labor begins. In womb baby lie their head down which enabling them to be delivered their head first.
When a baby’s head is down with its back against your tummy and its limbs are bent inward, the position is called anterior position. And when your baby faces your tummy and back rests against your spine, it is known as posterior position. Among this two position the anterior Baby Position, is preferred because in this position, it can easily tuck its chin into its chest and its head can fit between your cervix during your labor, which resulting in an easier delivery. And this minor difference in position may not seem significant enough to affect your labor, but it is.
If your Baby Position is in the posterior position, you can experience extreme pain and strong Braxton Hicks contractions get it into the correct position, but the delivery gets delayed. And foreign interventions might be needed to help deliver it.
You will know if your baby is in the anterior position if you feel your baby kick below in your ribs and your tummy will round and smooth. And if your baby is in the posterior position and you will feel your baby’s kicks in front of your tummy, around the middle and you will have a dip around the navel.
It is usually your lifestyle that affects the position of your little one. You can play an active role in adjusting it in the correct position before labor begins. Here are a few tips on how you can get the right position of your baby before your labor.
During your pregnancy, simple walking can help your body in balance as you approach your big day. You can walk at least 30 minutes a day, preferably outdoors for the fresh air, sunlight and natural surroundings.
2. Proper Sitting
Sitting on an exercise ball is wonderful for pregnant mamas. And be sure your ball is firm enough and high enough so that your hips are higher than your knees.
During your pregnancy, after 30 weeks, try sitting on an exercise ball as much as you can instead of a reclining in big couches or chair. And if you work on a computer, just use this instead of your office chair.
Another great way of sitting is cross legged. Sitting this way pushes the uterus forward, stretches the legs and opens the pelvis more. You can do this exercise in nearly any situation and people won’t even know you are in training for a natural childbirth.
You can spend as much time as you can sitting this way, especially once you hit in your 3rd trimester, rather than on a big recliner or couch. Your body and baby will thank you come delivery time.
It is important to lean forward as a pregnant mama. An old wives tale was to flip a posterior baby, and you were to scrub all your floors on hands and knees. It helps to pull the baby’s back forward and get him/her in optimal position.
After your 30 weeks, you want to try to flip a posterior baby to anterior position, just do the pelvic rocks when you can feel your baby’s move. Your baby may be trying to get into a better position for birth and you can facilitate that process by doing Pelvic Rocks. Once you are in your 3rd trimester, you can do them 3 times a day for up to 20 minutes total time daily.
This exercise will helps to open your pelvis and keeps your lower back limber. And you can do these from the moment you are pregnant till you deliver. Just sit on bottom and put soles of feet together. Pulse your legs up and down till you feel the stretch.