(Closed) Can you tell what position your baby is in?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper

@tnbellebee:  I could definitely tell. It was fun. I didn’t feel them “drop” or “turn” into birthing position, but I could tell when they were head-up or when their knees were under my ribs, etc. I always got a kick out of their hiccups too.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

I can definitely tell – mine is head wayy down in my pelvis so when she stretches her legs out, I can see her legs/feet moving high on my belly and feel lots of pressure on my cervix from her head. I hear that when you are feeling your belly, pressing around, the head will not have much “give” but the bottom will, if you are trying to differentiate. Your baby may be facing your spine and what you feel could be the back/bottom, as well. Your doctor could let you know for sure! 🙂 I think it is amazing how my ob can barely even touch my belly and instantly point out where everything is, haha.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

The big bump your feeling might be the baby’s bum. The first time I palpated a pregnant belly, i couldn’t feel the diference from the head to the bum. The trick is to feel for the neck/shoulders. That should help you indicate where the head is.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

They’ve told me my baby is head down at my last two appointments (I’m 36 weeks) but I honestly can’t tell by feeling my belly. I have noticed when the baby has hiccups, I feel them very low in my pelvis and I get a lot of kicks/movement up high so that did lead me to believe she was head down before they told me.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I could never tell where my baby was. Without the U/S, I’d have never had any idea where that baby was.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Youtube Leopold’s maneuver,  its a palpating technique to try and figure out what way the baby is facing! 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I started using the positioning section of spinning babies.com to try and help me figure it out. I was worried I had a transverse (side to side) baby which requires a c section. When I looked further in to it I think baby is ROA because I can feel the bum/back along my right side usually, and what I think is feet on my left side (baby often straightens legs and I can feel it on both sides at once) but I also get pressure down on my bladder/cervix so I still think the head is down? I also don’t feel any fluttering type movements low in the front so I’m hoping that means baby’s arms a facing back in an anterior position.

I have an ultrasound this week so I can confirm but the descriptions on spinningbabies might help you.. just click on the different positions that describe what baby’s movement feels like in each position.

http://www.spinningbabies.com/baby-positions

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

All my ultrasounds say “transverse” on the report.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@tnbellebee:  the big bump is prob baby’s butt 😉 I feel that too. Does your baby hiccup? Mine does (a lot) so I know she’s head down.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Ballet513:  How can you tell by the hiccups? I’ve been feeling them a lot (especially the last 2 days for some reason) just curious how you can tell head up/down from that?

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@tnbellebee:  I had my last U/S at 33 weeks. She was head down by then and stayed that way.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MrsSawyer:  I feel the hiccups very low only and feel big kicks up high. She continually kicks my ribs all day. 🙂 

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Ballet513:  Hopefully that means my little one is head down too! I can’t see it any other way though, all the movement is well above my belly button.

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