Anyone here experienced baby at transverse positions at 39 weeks?
While it is normal for babies to be in the transverse position (baby’s head to one of mother’s sides, bottom across bother’s abdomen at the other side) before 26 weeks, baby should be in head down (or breech) position by 29 weeks. A baby in transverse lie cannot be born vaginally as his/her shoulder would block the opening. To try getting your baby into the head down position, you can consider doing these (do speak to your doctor to find out if there are any reasons you should not be doing these exercises): 1. Forward-Leaning Inversion (move slowly while getting into position); 30sec each time, 2-3 times a day - kneel on the edge of a couch - carefully lower yourself to your hands on the floor, then lower yourself to your forearms with your elbows out (hands closed, forming a triangle) - let your head hang freely, chin tucked into your neck (do not rest your head on the floor) - your knees are close to the edge and your bottom will be in the air (you can tilt or sway or hips if you feel comfortable enough to do so) - flatten your lower back - take three breaths. - Come back up onto your hands, lift yourself back to the kneeling position (use a stool or have someone assist you) (for more information: http://spinningbabies.com/learn-more/techniques/the-fantastic-four/forward-leaning-inversion/ for video: http://spinningbabies.blogspot.com/2007/02/how-to-do-inversion.html) 2. Breech Tilt; 20mins each time, 2-3 times a day (can be done after forward-leaning inversion) - place a sturdy board (e.g. ironing board) at an agles against a couch or a chair. Secure it with a few pillows around the base. Have another pillow for your neck. - Lie on the board with your head down and feet resting on either side of the board on the couch. (for more information: http://spinningbabies.com/learn-more/techniques/other-techniques/breech-tilt/) For more information on babies in this position in the third trimester, do refer to this article (very comprehensive and informative write up on this topic): http://spinningbabies.com/learn-more/baby-positions/other-fetal-positions/sidewaystransverse/Read more