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    Question Anyone else had a baby laying in an Oblique position??

    Today i found out that bubby is now lying in an oblique position, head down but off to the side grinding on my right hip. I have been given 7 days to try and encourage baby back into the Caphelic (sp?) position, then a U/S and disscussion /booking of a CS.

    The OB gave me some positions to use over the next week but said not to over-do it as we don't want to completely turn bub to breech.

    Has anyone else had this problem? Where you successful in getting bub back to position? What did you do?


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    Why 7 days if only 36 weeks?

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    Because of the grinding on my hip and A) the pain it's causing me and B) due to where my placenta is positioned. They are worried if my waters break then the cord will prolapse.

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    Hi Sue,

    Yes, why only 7 days if you're only 36 weeks?.... Some babies turn as late as 40+ weeks!

    Anyways, the best thing to do is check out the spinning babies website. They have alot of great things you can do yourself (eg. resting postures, active movements) that will encourage your pelvis to be in an open position which allows your baby to turn head-down. Babies will spin around when they have the room to do so!

    HTH

    PS: maybe check with your ob/midwife first before you try the active movements part

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    Sue, Tehya was oblique at around 34 weeks (from memory) she moved about that many positions though, one day she was oblique and the next transverse and finally she ended up cephalic.

    There is still plenty of time for bub to move. Have you thought of trying not only visiting the spinning babies site for optimal foetal positioning but also an acupuncturist can help with some moxibustion to encourage bub to move and change positions. Also a chiropractor should be able to help you too.

    Just a few idea's for you so you know that it doesn't have to so cut and dry and right to a c section.

    Goodluck and I hope bub is compliant for you

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    Thanks for the reply Trish have checked out spinning babies, and will definetalty look into the moxi.

    I hope bub is compliant too but after the scan i had yesterday it showed how little room bub has left to move in, The OB'S said they believe that is why bub is in the position she is in because she can't move from where she is it seems she is stuck!!! But the acupuncturist is on the top of my list.

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    Imran was oblique until well into the third trimester.
    Around 35 weeks the midwives said he had gone head down but when it came time to birth him his head was still sitting off on one side and he ended up coming out the emergency exit.

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    Dachlostar .... did you try and manouver Imran yourself? What did you do if anything to move him? Was he "big"? When did they decide to do a C-section?

    Sorry for all the questions i just haven't found anyone else with the same issue

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    SueB - a really good acupuncturist is at the Australian College of Natural Medicine in the valley. She is also a lecturer there. Can't think of her name off the top of my head.

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    Sue, I walked a lot and did some swimming too. I didn't realise that his head was on a funny angle until I was in labour and he wouldn't descend. He was too far up to try a forcep delivery so they gave me an epidural to try and stall the labour a bit in the hopes that he might move down a bit but after a few hours it was pretty clear he wasn't going anywhere so I had the c-section.
    He was a big baby but I believe that had he been in a better position his size would have been irrelevant. My placenta was very low and was only a few mm off being placenta praevia at 34 weeks so I think he was kind of stuck behind it for ages which is why he was oblique in the first place.

    FWIW I'm glad I did try to deliver him in labour before the c-section because he had awful mucusy lungs after he was born and had he arrived at 38 weeks I think he would have had worse breathing issues.
    TBH I don't think that a c-section at this stage is a good option, babies can wriggle around until right before birth. Yasin turned from posterior to anterior the night before I went into labour.

    At about 30 weeks my midwives explained how to recognise a cord prolapse and what to do because of his obliqueness. You might want to ask your care providernext time you see them. It's very rare but it's best to be prepared.

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    Dachlostar, Thank you very much for your reply

    I too have been walking lots and it was only because i have been complaining about a grinding pain on my hip for 2 weeks that they found the position is oblique. I was told yesterday about a cord prolapse and what to look for ... i hate the way care providers say "don't be alarmed we are not trying to scare you BUT" .... If they do decide on a c-section it wont be for at least another 7 days (unless labour starts first) which will put me at 37 +4 .... From my very first scan baby has been "big" my last DD was 10lb and they believe that this bub is "stuck" in this position as she has measured large the whole way even early on, but have at least they have given me the chance to move her and research my options first.

    This would be my first C-section my 3 other deliveries have been vaginal including twins ... and with the pain i am in atm the c-section is looking like the best option for me but i really want to be sure first.

    Thank you so much for sharing your experience

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    SueB - check out my recent posts in:

    BellyBelly Forums ~ Pregnancy, Birth & Baby

    I did OFP exercises and Ramlet got him/herself into position and so far has stayed there. I didn't make myself really uncomfortable doing them either.

    Ooh, I'm getting kicked...maybe I made him/her uncomfortable!!!

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    I'm sure I sound like a broken record on all of my posts, but an osteopath (or a physio) who specialises in the care of pregnant women should be able to help you with whatever restriction is causing your hip to be so uncomfortable, as I wouldn't at all be surprised if that might be contributing to bubs staying off-centre! See, the fact that one hip is sore would suggest that there's more pressure on that side, so something must be out-of-balance. And if the bones/joints are out of place then the soft tissues that attach to the bones (eg. the ligaments and muscles around the uterus) will also be a little out of place. Does that make sense?

    HTH

    Oh, and acupuncture is GREAT for encouraging stubborn little ones to move

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    ** bump **

    How's bubs going Sue?

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