Anterior And Posterior Baby Position
If the baby was previously in a posterior position in either direction the lot position indicates positive movement toward an anterior position.
Anterior and posterior baby position. A posterior presentation aims the top of the head into the pelvis i e. Oblong rather than the circle of the crown. The most important thing is to avoid lying on your back or being semi recumbant half sitting half lying on the bed during labour as your baby is likely to stay in the posterior position.
The anterior baby s head enters the pelvis from the crown of the head first. The direct op is the classic posterior position with the baby facing straight forward. Before we dive into how to turn a sunny side up baby let s talk about why your main goal should be to turn your baby from posterior to anterior.
The baby is facing head down but their face is positioned toward your stomach instead of your back. There are four posterior positions. Why your baby s position matters.
This video does a great job of explaining why posterior isn t ideal. This position is halfway between a posterior and anterior position. This means that your baby s front is facing your front as well.
Avoiding an epidural or having it sited as late as you can will also help since you will be far more mobile without one. Either way the fetus is still considered to be an an anterior position. You see they want to see the faces of anyone staring down your nether region when they first emerge instead of the other way around of taking a gander at your bottom.
While some fetuses deliver in this position others deliver slightly rotated clockwise loa or counterclockwise roa. Posterior baby position is the fancy way of saying that your baby is face up or sunny side up. The precise origin of the belief that an anterior placenta means a girl baby is unknown.
The ideal position for a fetus just before labor is the anterior position. Left occiput anterior loa the fetal position is often described using three letters. When the baby is facing outward toward the mother s left thigh the baby is said to be right occiput transverse rot.
Yet the question comes up numerous. The crown molds more easily. This is typically called the occipito posterior op position.
In this position the fetus s head points toward the ground and they are facing the woman s back. Shown here is the direct oa position. A posterior baby isn t usually a source of concern until labor.