The last trimester of pregnancy is the one in which the fetus is preparing to come into the world. In the seventh month, the fetus is positioned in the womb with its head down, so that it is ready to come into the world. But there are also situations in which the position of the fetus not be the cranial presentation, as normal, but be positioned abnormally.
The face should sit upside down, with the chin on the chest and with the feet up, being ready for birth. It is the ideal position for the baby to come into the world naturally, without jeopardizing neither his life nor his mother's life. However, in one of 25 women, situations may occur in which the fetus is not positioned correctly for birth.
Thus, the baby can sit in the belly in a position of pelvic presentation, a position that has several variations. The baby may have the nipple pointing at the bottom of the uterus and the legs facing the vagina. A problematic position is also the transverse presentation, when the fetus is positioned horizontally along the uterus of the future mother. And in the case of twin pregnancies, problems can occur, caused by the fact that one of the twins sits normally in the belly, while the other may be in a position of frank pelvic presentation. All of these abnormal positions of the baby in the tummy they are discovered by the gynecologist after ultrasound.
What can be done if the baby is not properly positioned in the womb?
The maneuver bears the name of an external cephalic version, when the obstetrician doctor will try to return the baby through movements he exercises on the abdomen of the pregnant woman. The maneuver involves tummy tuck operations to identify the place where the baby's head and his feet stand, followed by maneuvers for the fetus to be brought into a correct position.
During spinning maneuvers, the doctor should be careful not to make sudden movements, because there is an increased risk of trauma to the fetus. Prior to this pregnancy, it is necessary to have an ultrasound scan to check the level of amniotic fluid and if any other abnormalities have occurred. This practice is contraindicated in several situations, including those where the baby is already positioned too low in the mother's womb, if there is not enough amniotic fluid or if the uterus contracts too easily.
Physical exercises help to position the baby correctly in the tummy
It is true that pregnant women have limitations regarding the sport in pregnancy, but this is helpful when it is not practiced excessively. Walking is useful because it helps pregnant women straighten their backs. Besides the fact that swimming is an excellent way to keep fit, this sport can be the best friend of a future mom. Before taking up any sport, ask your obstetrician for advice on this, to ensure that you will not endanger your baby's life.
Raising the pool can also be a solution. The pregnant woman should sit on her back, on a sloping surface, and then raise her pelvis a little, with the help of pillows, a position where the woman should stay for about 5-10 minutes. And in the case of this exercise it is important to ask your doctor's opinion!
If neither of these variants work and the baby is not correctly positioned in the tummy, then the only solution remains the caesarean section, so that neither the baby's life nor that of the pregnant woman is in danger.
What to avoid when the baby is not properly positioned in the tummy
Pregnant women facing incorrect positioning of babies should avoid long roads by car, because the seat position is not one to allow relaxation, it should not be in a position where the knees are higher than the pelvis, but not to stand cross-legged, because neither position does not help because it reduces the space from the beginning of the pelvis.
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