CAN YOU DELIVER A POSTERIOR BABY NATURALLY? | ADALYNN’S BIRTH STORY
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Also known as the occiput posterior position (OP), or posterior position, a sunny side up baby is a baby positioned head down but facing mom’s abdomen, so the baby’s occipital bone (the skull. Most women have heard about breech birth, but the sunny side up position is actually the most common abnormal position for a baby. The medical term for the sunny side up position is occiput posterior or OP position. The baby is head down but turned the wrong way. The occiput – the back part of the head – is posterior, so the baby’s face is pressed up against the pubic bone.
There is some good news that if even if you start your baby in the sunny side up position, the chances of the baby getting into the right position before delivery are there. It is nice situation if posturing could improve the odds, but till now it has not been of any help. The posterior position (or occiput posterior position) means that the baby is face-up, or “sunny side up,” instead of face-down, so the hardest part of her head rests near your lower back instead.
My baby was sunny side up. I had natural childbirth in a birthing center. I did have back labor, but it was manageable with good comfort measures.
The midwives were able to reach in and turn baby during about three contractions when I was six centimeters dilated. That hurt, but then it all went a lot faster, so it was worth a few minutes of pain. The technical term is occiput posterior (OP) position. This term refers to the fact that the back of your baby’s skull (the occipital bone) is in the back (or posterior) of your pelvis. You may also hear this position referred to as “face-up” or “sunny-side up.”.
I had to have oxygen and they kept having me switch positions [to get her to turn I assume..didn’t work though, I eventually did deliver her sunny side up but it was a big effort]. A c-section was never talked about..I don’t think it’s routine just because the baby is sunny side..it’s totally doable just be prepared to push longer. An average-sized or smaller baby.
Someone whose posterior baby changes from right to left after doing inversions and other balancing work, though the baby is still posterior. A woman with a baby in the Left Occiput Posterior, especially if the baby’s chin is tucked or flexed. The baby’s back shifts right and left and right again, trying to turn his little forehead out of the narrow pointy space at the mother’s pubic bone.
But the pelvis isn’t round so he can’t. He’ll have to come up and out, away from the brim to turn. He can only do that if the mom relaxes her ligaments, and gets upside down a bit each day. You may have heard of ‘back labor’, or a baby born ‘sunny side up’?
These are two indications of a baby in a posterior position, which causes a longer labor due a dysfunctional contraction pattern and more pain.
List of related literature:
|from Expecting 411 (4th edition): The Insider’s Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth|
|from The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth|
|from What to Expect When You’re Expecting 4th Edition|
|from Pregnancy and Childbirth E-Book: A holistic approach to massage and bodywork|
|from Becoming a Midwife in the 21st Century|
|from A Comprehensive Textbook of Midwifery & Gynecological Nursing|
|from Professional Cooking for Canadian Chefs|
|from Myles’ Textbook for Midwives E-Book|
|from Infant and Toddler Development from Conception to Age 3: What Babies Ask of Us|
|from Neonatology at a Glance|