Answer: Hello! Here are some of the typical signs of different positions you can know through the movements.
Head-down (cephalic) position
If you have a lump to the left or the right at the top of your tummy, try pressing gently on it. If you feel your baby's whole body move, it suggests that he's in a head-down position.
You may also notice that you feel his hiccups below your belly button.
His other movements may feel different depending on which way he's facing:
Anterior position (head down, with his back towards the front of your tummy). If your baby's in an anterior position, you're likely to feel movements under your ribs. Your belly button may pop out, too.
Posterior position (head down, with his back against your back). This position usually means you'll feel kicks right at the front of your tummy, generally around the middle. You may also notice that your tummy looks as though it's flattened out, rather than being a rounded shape.
Bear in mind that if your placenta is at the front of your bump (anterior placenta), it may mean you can't feel your baby's kicks at the front so well.
Bottom-down (breech) position
If your baby's in a bottom-down position, what you feel will depend on where his legs are, as well as whether he's posterior or anterior.
If his feet are up by his ears (frank breech), you may feel kicks around your ribs. But if he's sitting in a cross-legged position (complete breech), his kicks are likely to be lower down, below your belly button.
You may also be able to feel a hard, rounded lump under your ribs, which doesn't move very much. This is your baby's head, and it may, unfortunately, be quite uncomfortable for you.
If your breech baby is facing backwards though (anterior position), you may not feel quite so many movements. This is why it's important to get to know what's normal for your baby, rather than trying to compare with other women, whose baby may be lying differently.
Your baby's position can change often, particularly during the second trimester. At this stage, he can do a complete turn from bottom-first to head-down, and back again. However, by the time labour starts, rest assured that most babies are in a head-down position.