Left Occiput Transverse is an ideal starting position for labor.
- Baby’s back is on your left and may swing forward temporarily.
- Baby’s bottom is in your upper left unless the uterus leans towards the right.
- The feet are clearly in your upper right.
- Feet may sometimes go across the top or be felt as low as the navel – but still far to the right.
- Hands may wiggle on your lower right only occasionally, if at all.
- The lower left half of your belly is quiet (except for occasional hiccoughs).
Mom can feel baby’s hand wiggle on her right belly only, just a few times each day.
– Baby’s head engages shortly before the due date with first-time pregnancies.
– Engagement may or may not happen before labor with experienced mothers.
– Contractions will work to engage baby in labor.
– The head may feel low, making pressure twinges on your cervix and upper thigh.
– Your provider can easily hear the heartbeat left and center.