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Episode 156 Content and Overview

Your baby’s position in the womb can have a big impact on your labor and their birth. What if you can do some things during your pregnancy to help your baby get in an optimal position before you go into labor? There are a couple of practices that aim to do just that. Optimal Fetal Positioning and Spinning Babies are two practices that give you positions, movements, and exercises to take care of your body and give your baby the environment they need to move into the best possible position for an easier birth. The big question is, are these practices evidence based? Tune into this episode to learn about Optimal Fetal Positioning and Spinning Babies, and hear about the evidence, risks, and benefits of incorporating these ideas into your pregnancy.

Included in This Episode
  • Labor Positions
  • Baby Position
  • Optimal Fetal Positioning
  • Spinning Babies
    • Balance
    • Gravity
    • Movement
  • Maternal positioning and fetal positioning in utero
  • Limitations of Optimal Fetal Positioning
  • Left vs. right side
  • Risks and Benefits of Spinning Babies
  • Working with a professional
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