I had my MW appointment today (39+5) and she informed me that baby's head is free (was 4/5 in relation to the brim before) Naughty baby has decided to bob back up. For that reason MW could not even offer me a sweep today and warned about the possibilty of cord prolapse
I can feel the baby poking me with her head and trying to get more down, but it's just not happening. I walk quite a lot every (or almost every) day and use my ball (should be doing it more, I know, I know...)...
Any of you had a similar experience with the first baby and what was the outcome? Any tips?? I hate the idea of needing an induction
I hope so too! I don't mind suffering for a little longer, though, if she needs more time , just don't want to be induced or have some other complication. 70% of babies (first babies?) come late, so not all is lost..
Something to try, do squats, the duck walk, and walking down stairs sideways. Helps open your pelvis to let the baby down. I've had a doula for 3 of my births, and they strongly recommended those ones. Although, I hated the duck walk, I felt like I might hurt the baby. So just do what you feel comfortable with. HTH xxx
Location: Grangemouth, Scotland (originally from MI,USA)
Oooh how frustrating for you hun! My LO isnt really doing what he is supposed to do either. Barely engaged at last appointment, back to back, not dropped etc. 4 days to go til my due date and at this point there is no question he will be late in my mind. I wish I had a mw appointment to see how he was getting on but my last appointment was 38+1 and my next at 40+1 where she will do a sweep if she can. How gutting to get your hopes up for a sweep and get told it cant happen
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