For those who dream of normal birth , having a baby in an inappropriate position for this type of delivery can become quite a hindrance. That is why several pregnant women ask the doctor a fateful question: how many months does the baby turn in the belly? How many weeks is it normal for the baby to turn to the ideal position for the birth of normal delivery? Let’s see it below!
What is the ideal position for childbirth?
The ideal position for normal childbirth is the head position , that is, turned upside down. When, at the end of 39 weeks, the baby remains in a different position than this, it may be difficult for the delivery to be normal, but it is not impossible for your baby to be born with such a delivery . Although the head position is ideal for normal childbirth, we have already seen right here on the site that the foot position is viable, although it is somewhat difficult in several aspects, it is feasible.
Unviable Positions for Childbirth
A baby who is podalic or in a pelvic position (sitting) can make things very complicated for moms who want a normal birth. If the baby is still sitting at 39 weeks, it is possible that Cesarean delivery is indicated even with all the conditions that the mother has for normal delivery.
Despite this, some humanist doctors think of making certain maneuvers for the baby to be born in a normal delivery. Pelvic delivery, as well as foot delivery, are likely to happen uneventfully , however, the doctor and the patient must be aware of all the setbacks that can happen, but it is practicable despite being unfeasible to medical eyes.
Pelvic Childbirth Explanatory Video
How Long Can Baby Go For Normal Delivery?
Experts say that the baby can turn around even at the time of delivery , but with a favorable prognosis of the correct position even before this moment, it will reassure the doctor and parturient. Usually the baby turns around 30 to 34 weeks of gestation, but some babies do it before or after that time.
It is common for some babies to come to the head position at 35 to 37 weeks or 8-9 months of pregnancy . After this period it becomes more complicated by the size of the baby and the space that is reduced in the mother’s belly, although it is not impossible. There are cases and cases, and none is equal to the other because no organism is the same.
How to Make the Baby Go?
Yea! Some exercises are appropriate to help make the baby turn to the head position, that is, the ideal one for childbirth, in which the baby has his head embedded in the maternal pelvis.
Inverted Sun Salutation Position: A famous position in Yoga is that of the sun salutation but in an inverted form, which consists of leaving your hands stretched out on the floor or mattress and raising your butt with your legs bent. This position can compress the abdomen and cause a little respiratory discomfort, the ideal is to perform it for 5 minutes (or as much as you can, less time) 3 to 5 times a day.
Raised legs position: With your knees and legs resting on a chair or sofa (firm to avoid slipping), let your head below the level of the furniture. It is recommended to use a pillow to support the head and let the arms protect the neck, that they are the support on the floor and not the head. Stay in this position for a maximum of 5 minutes and can be repeated up to 3x a day.
Walking, dancing and exercising: walking helps the baby to turn around a lot. As well as helping to descend towards the pelvic bone, fit. So, walk as much as you can and you can. If you are not released by the doctor, walk, dance and exercise. A good tip is the water aerobics classes. The more the mother moves, the better it will be for the baby to turn around.
Acupuncture: Acupuncture is a great ally for pregnant women. Talk to a specialist and see the possibility of doing the treatment for this purpose.
Some safety tips: never do the exercises alone. The ideal is to always do it with someone, as the pregnant woman loses some mobility due to her center of gravity being altered by the weight of her belly.
Manual Fetal Inversion
Manual inversion of the fetus is possible! It is only indicated that a specialist perform the maneuver. Although efficient, it is not 100% guaranteed that it will be a success, nor that the baby will stay in position after performing. The fetal maneuver is also known as manual inversion, and must be done until the 39th of pregnancy. Do not let an unsuitable professional do this maneuver , there may be problems if it is not done well. Problems like placental detachment for example.
Manual inversion video
If nothing works to turn the baby to the head position, talk to your doctor about your chances of having a normal delivery. Nothing is impossible and, but the best advice is: trust your doctor , it will help to have your baby in the safest way possible.
Some women with a wider pelvis can have a normal delivery even with the baby in a sitting position. In addition, the baby cannot be too big, the ideal weight is up to around 3,200kg.
If it is advisable, it will help to have your baby in a normal delivery, regardless of the position he is in, if it is not possible, resorting to cesarean section is not the end of the world, remember that successful delivery is one in which mother and baby are 100% fine after the procedure.
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.