In our podcast episode today, Jen talks about her baby having a unstable lie and babies that were transverse. What does transverse mean and what does it look like?
How to tell if a baby is transverse
When a baby is in a transverse lie, it means the baby is lying in the womb sideways. Babies can find themselves in this position in the early weeks of pregnancy.
In the third trimester, we hope that the baby is head down around week 29-30; however, it is still possible for the baby to be in any position at this point.
What Can I Do to Help Baby Rotate to Head-down?
There is a position called the forward lean. Spinning Babies (if you haven’t noticed, we LOVE them) has an incredible page with videos and instructions on how to do a forward lean position.
You can also visit a chiropractor, do a myofascial release, see an Acupuncturist, do The Miles Circuit, Prenatal massage, and try moxibustion or even do a ECV (External Cephalic Version) with a qualified medical professional.
Important Note: Unfortunately, transverse babies that do not turn are not able to be born vaginally.
Listen to Jen’s story below about her CBAC after having a transverse baby.
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