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Saturday, December 18th 2010, 11:55am

Baby still high at 40 weeks

Hi all. Well am 40 weeks on Monday and really starting to panic about the whole thing. Not so worried about labour, just want everything to be ok! Having had bad experiences in the past (although much earlier on), I just feel so nervous about it all.

I'm a bit concerned cos baby is still laying so high up and still kicking me loads right high, there's absolutely no sign of him moving down yet. At the last midwife visit, they also said baby is back to mine and I've been trying to crawl around and be on all fours as much as possible, but there's just no change at all.

Just looking for some of your experiences really and trying to keep myself sane!!


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Saturday, December 18th 2010, 12:03pm


My LO was back to back and high up too.

A lot of babies do move down during labour.

Back to back was very painful. The pain was all in my back and I couldn't sit down or lay or move my legs. But after an epidural the pain went away!!

Our miracle was born on 25.02.2010!!



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Saturday, December 18th 2010, 1:39pm

Hi Debi

My daughter was back to back too. There is some very good advice in this thread Any advice for turning an Occiput Posterior (back to back) baby? on labour with a back to back baby and how to try and encourage them to change position.

Re being high, I saw a friend on Tuesday and her bump was still very high. I saw her again on Thursday and it had dropped. She had her baby yesterday - so don't worry about it still being high, it still has plenty of time to drop. Plus remember that a pregnancy is up to 42 weeks and yours might be comfy in there for a bit longer yet.

Good luck




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Sunday, December 26th 2010, 6:42pm


My baby was high all the time, at 40+8 i was told that without induction he wouldn't move ( I was 4/5's from week 20 until labour)- but he did the next day - he was high all though labour and I was put on a drip at the end - all was fine and they weren't worried - he was born healthy and with a good set of lungs - so don't worry about your baby still being high it'll come down when ready.
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