How can I avoid back labour?

What is back labor?

Back labour is often caused by your baby not being in an ideal position, often posterior. This means your baby is facing “sunny side up” with the back of their head pressing against your spine, instead of an anterior position, with your baby facing toward your back.

What to do to avoid back labour?

Watch your posture during pregnancy and avoid sitting for long periods of time or crossing your legs. Pelvic tilts, sitting on a yoga ball for part of the day, keeping your knees below your hips, and accessing regular chiropractic and massage care throughout your pregnancy.

Back labour can lead to irregular contractions, longer labours and pushing times. However, it does not always mean you will have a difficult birth and most babies will turn on their own before or during labour.


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