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I read in week 37 on huggies that you can ask a doctor or midwife to turn the baby

Hi there, I am 37 weeks pregnant & my baby is still in the Posterior Position. I have been doing alot of forward & all four rocking postions to get him to turn through the days, I also have a medical record of back problem & know that the posterior postion will increase back pain once in labour. I read in the week 37 on huggies that you can ask a doctor or midwife to turn baby, but I don`t know what that involves doing to get him turned (he seams to be very tight in tummy now & his head has not droped into pevis yet). Please help, from first time mum. Regards Sarah

Sarah...
Answer: Hi Sarah, Thank you for your enquiry. Turning the baby usually is when the baby is breech and it can be turned to head down by a doctor. The posterior position is different to this and the doctor can’t really turn the baby until just before the birth of the baby if it is still posterior. To try to get the baby in a better position you could try sitting on the floor with your legs crossed for as long and as often as you can and taking long regular walks. Try not to be too concerned just yet, hopefully everything will sort itself out in the coming weeks. Best wishes, Alex
Answered: 01 Dec 2007