Question: my baby's head is posterior . is it ok for normal delivery . if not what can I do to make it in right position. ?
Answer: Hello! When the placenta develops at the back wall of the uterus, it is considered posterior placenta. This happens when the fertilised egg travels through the fallopian tube and attaches itself on the back or posterior side of the uterus. Having bothanterior and posterior placenta is normal and doesn’t affect the growth and development of the baby. However, mothers with posterior placenta might seem to have a little more advantage than those who have anterior placenta. This is because having the placenta on the back wall of the uterus means feeling the baby’s movements and kicks early and stronger. Moreover, posterior placenta is considered to be the best for the baby as it allows the baby to grow and descend to the right position and align in the birth canal for a vaginal birth. Don't worry, it is fine.
Also Here are some simple and easy tips that can help you have a safe normal delivery. They also help you glide through the labor pain and discomfort with ease.
Regular exercises: Doing mild exercises throughout pregnancy can help you build not only good stamina but also keep you active during this span. So, cultivate the habit of exercising regularly. Regular exercises with vitality can strengthen the pelvic muscles. Kegels are particularly helpful. The strong thigh muscles are helpful in combating the stress of labor pains. Pelvic stretches and tilts, deep squats, aquatic pregnancy exercises can open your hips and make your pelvic muscles stronger to enable you to have a normal delivery. Keep in mind to exercise under the supervision of an expert as wrongly done exercises can do harm to you and your baby. You can also try prenatal yoga, which increases flexibility and will help you have breathing control. Yoga will also keep you relaxed and calm. However, in the interest of your and the baby’s safety, always take prenatal exercises/yoga classes from an expert. Infact, you can do some simple exercises at home that can help you have a normal delivery
Refrain from stress: Stay away from stress, anxiety and too much contemplation. Your current phase requires you to stay cool and composed. There are times when avoiding stress is quite difficult still try to be calm. Read good books about parenting and be in the company of good, friendly people. Steer yourself clear from situations and people that make you anxious or cause you discomfort.
Practise right breathing techniques: Breathing exercises are very important as during the process of delivery you need to hold breath from time to time. Proper and sufficient oxygen supply is mandatory for enhancing growth of the baby. So, practice meditation and deep breathing exercises regularly. This way you will inch a step closer to having a normal delivery.
Refrain from hearing horror birth stories: Avoid hearing negative stories from women who already had babies is very important. Stay away from hear say and negative conversations.
Watch your diet: Eat properly and eat rightly. Nutrition is important not only for your health but also for the health and development of your baby. Food is essential for making your strong and for nourishing your body. A healthy and well nourished mother is capable of facing the challenges of labor easily and more comfortably. Drink a lot of water and eat a lot of green fresh vegetables and fruits. Where fruits and vegetables will nourish your body with essential nutrients, water will keep you hydrated and cool. However, you must keep a tab on your weight as well, as too much weight gain can interfere with your chances of having a normal delivery. Gaining just the recommended weight during pregnancy weight during pregnancy can pave the way for a normal delivery
Get prenatal and birthing information: Educate yourself well about the process of delivery and labor. Get information on natural pain management techniques like breathing, relaxation and other natural labor management coping techniques. You can ask your doctor to tell you more about delivery or can join prenatal classes to enhance your knowledge about the phenomenon of giving birth. Prenatal classes that cover labor pain management techniques would be particularly helpful. Such knowledge will help you shed all your apprehensions and fears about childbirth and you can have a safe and easy delivery. You can face delivery with a clear mindset.
Spend early labor at home: Labor is real hard work, and early labor is the beginning of an intense, exhausting process. Early labor can be long – especially for first time mothers, and if you drop to a hospital too soon, you will likely be sent back. Spend this time at home, relaxing your body and mind, and resting as much as you can. If this is your first child, you will not know what to expect when you go into early labor- hence getting information on the signs and symptoms is a must.
Consult a good doctor: Consult a good obstetrician and get your antenatal check-ups done regularly and routinely. Seek out someone who is into natural birth, avoid those whose C-section or epidural cases are higher. If you feel she is not responding you well, do not hesitate to find another cooperative doctor. Remember a good doctor can boost your morale and help you get rid of all your delivery fears. However, if you do not have any health concerns, make it a point to go for a low intervention pregnancy. Get only those tests done that are essential, and skip the optional ones. Remember, not every patient needs everything. The less you interfere with your pregnancy, the higher the chances of nature taking its way
Regular perineal massages: You need to have regular perineal massages done after the seventh month of pregnancy. It reduces stress, helps an expectant mother tackle labor efficiently and mitigates joint pains and muscular tensions
Adequate sleep and water: Sound and undisturbed sleep is essential for promoting proper growth and development of the baby. Keep the room dimly lit and noise-free to have a sound sleep. Avoid drinking tea or coffee two hours before going to bed in order to have uninterrupted sleep. Also, make sure you are drinking adequate water so as to prevent urinary tract infections which pregnant women are prone to. Water will also help prevent dehydration, and help with edema during pregnancy
Question: I'm 32week pregnant my babies position is upside down means head up and legs down side .. what exercise or what to do to make right position
Answer: Hi dear,
In last trimester,I am afraid,it's not possible to change baby position.mor of the cases c section is only administered.i would say only in rare scenario it could be possible to change it to cephalic.there are exercises ,you need to talk to doctor for that.
Question: My baby is in head-up position. What should I do to bring his head down. Moms pls guide.
Answer: Same wid me here... we need to wait up to 36 weeks so that it changes its position... nor it will be c-section