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Positions for the baby in the womb


Helping to get your baby or babies into a more comfortable position.
Its not about getting them head down now. Its about getting more Balance for the mom now so that
She is more comfortable as her body grows
The placentas get optimal blood circulation
The babies have the most room on the day they decide to go head down - so that they can when that moment happens.
Balance first; fetal position (at 28 weeks and beyond) is one of the signs of balance or imbalance. Optimal fetal position isn't so much the goal of the activity as it is the result of optimal balance.
The 1st Principle of Spinning Babies is Balance
Balancing the womb means to help the womb be more symmetrical by releasing tension, twists or torsion in the uterine ligaments. These are supporting “ropes” that can get tight and spasm. Most women do not feel discomfort, others feel the jabbing spasms, especially about 15 to 20 weeks of pregnancy.
More important than how babies are born is how babies are grown. You may have to find good advice yourself about diet and rest during a twin pregnancy. Here's a good start: Midwife Mary Cronk of the UK gives Guidelines for Twin Pregnancy.  And in the US, the late Dr. Tom Brewer’s diet on helps twin moms go full term. If you are well nourished and healthy, and stay healthy through good nutrition for your needs, you are likely to go full term.
Balance is achieved with pregnancy activities that add flexibility in the joints and the fascia. Professional bodywork helps and I suggest myofascial release and chiropractic adjustments to correct any misalignments of the pelvis.
Misaligned pelvic joints pull the uterus off center and can, at times, effect fetal position.  Women with loose ligaments may need to wear a pregnancy belt, beginning in midpregnancy (or as soon as you learn about pregnancy belts).
Relaxation of the abdomen and pelvis will help baby A to flip head down.  Relaxation for this purpose means relaxing the involuntary muscles, including the muscle fibers within the uterine ligaments, such as the broad ligament.
We don’t know how the twins are going to effect each other with movement. I don’t have much collective wisdom gained on this issue, so I'm going to tell you what seems to be likely. Think of say, multiple sized marbles filling a jar. You want to get one more in, so you jiggle the jar a little bit. The marbles shift some. You add water and jiggle, now the marbles accommodate each other more easily. Let's think now about the babies.
Two babies may be lined up like two little compact ovals or they may be curled near each other, likely with one or two layers of amniotic sac membrane between them. Sometimes the inside of the womb is pear shaped, sometimes heart shaped. A heart shaped uterus may have a variable amount of septum separating the right and left sides of the womb, more or less. Either way, relaxation methods listed here at Spinning Babies relax the involuntary muscles and ligaments. This is your first task.
The first thing to do when you have a friend to help is have your abdomen jiggled while you relax completely.  This jiggling or sifting is called manteada in the Yucatan from where it is as important to prenatal care as taking a blood pressure is in our country.  See the Techniques section and then click on Rebozo for sifting techniques.
www.spinning  A wonderful website to read when you are pregnant.



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