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Posted on an anonymous pregnancy forum by a woman kept anonymous here, 08/29/2012
I'm really not sure what Spinning Babies exercises I should be doing. I am 38 weeks. Baby is in correct position, I think. Any advice?
 
 
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Posted 08/29/2012

I would say if you know the baby is head down, just keep your posture correct. Don't lounge back on the sofa, sit on a birthing ball can help too. Pelvic tilts are still good and can give those ligaments a stretch.

 

Posted 08/29/2012

I agree with PP.  No reclining, keep using the Rest Smart positions if they're not too uncomfortable. 

Posted 08/29/2012

Spend some time laying on your left side to encourage LOA rather than ROA.  Time on hands and knees will make you just feel better overall, and I agree, don't slouch or sit with your legs crossed.  Think of things to relax and open the pelvis.

 
Original Pregnant Woman Posted 08/29/2012
Thanks girls. I keep finding myself sitting back on the couch in the evenings. I'll try to fix that. Went to doc this morning and baby is on the left side now so I guess we're in good shape. Thanks!
 
 
 
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Gail: 
This exchange is so precious to me because these mothers are educating one another about the connection between, not only posture in pregnancy, but ligaments and opening the pelvis. 
 
While Jean Sutton taught use pregnancy posture's connection to optimal fetal positioning, I've brought forward the emphasis of the chiropractors and body workers on the connecton between "Balance" of the uterine ligaments and entire body on fetal position.

This isn't the first forum thread responding with Spinning Babies or fetal positioning, of course, but it is really the first I've found when all the responses had this information presented as now as normal and expected emphasis of pregnancy. It shows how Spinning Babies has become part of our birthing culture. For that I am humbled and delighted. 

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Hi Gail, 

I want to say thank you! A first time mother's posterior birth went well [with] a short labor. Membranes ruptured about 8am. Her labor started about 6pm: 3cm dilated; LOP station -1; cervix soft and effaced. 

We did rebozo sifting, sidelying release, abdominal lift and tuck, standing sacral release, Dip the hip, circling on the birth ball, lunge and she birthed at 9.58pm in sidelying position with hands around the husband's neck.

Baby's head showed more molding on the right side. What you taught in the workshop and website made a difference!

Chiew Gin, Doula, Singapore