How to get Baby in the right Position for Labor – How to turn a posterior Baby to occiput anterior

Did you know that your baby can be head down but still not in a good position for labor? It’s true! And because of that it’s important to check baby’s position first before trying any exercises to engage your baby in your pelvis.
So, in this video, Nathalie Kaufmann, Pregnancy & Birth Consultant and TCM Therapist, and Mathias Ritter, Researcher and Science Geek, tell you what the best position of a baby is for labor. To be precise, they explain the difference between an occiput posterior and an occiput anterior position.
Moreover, they tell you which signs to look out for in order to find out if baby is in a good position for labor. In other words, they explain how those signs would be different, depending on if your baby is in an occiput posterior position or occiput anterior position.
Next, they explain why traditional methods of turning a posterior baby, including hand-knees positions and pelvic rocking, do not work according to scientific studies. And they also explain what you can try instead to get baby in the best position for labor.
Finally, they also explain what it means if baby is not in the best position for labor when labor starts.


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Best sleeping position to turn a baby: https://youtu.be/L0Fb_HdBtog
How to do pelvic rocking (see second part of the following video): https://youtu.be/X3sOObqZHrY
Best exercises to prepare for labor: https://youtu.be/2ro-ytHfEnA



Hunter S, Hofmeyr GJ, Kulier R. Hands and knees posture in late pregnancy or labour for fetal malposition (lateral or posterior). Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2007 Oct 17;2007(4):CD001063. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD001063.pub3. PMID: 17943750; PMCID: PMC8407052.

Kariminia A, Chamberlain ME, Keogh J, Shea A. Randomised controlled trial of effect of hands and knees posturing on incidence of occiput posterior position at birth. BMJ. 2004 Feb 28;328(7438):490. doi: 10.1136/bmj.37942.594456.44. Epub 2004 Jan 26. PMID: 14744821; PMCID: PMC351839.


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