StorkNet's Week By Week Guide to Pregnancy

Baby Namer

Enter a name
or words that
appear in its
meaning:

tools

 • Baby Names Database
 • Bedrest Guide
 • Ancient Chinese Gender
 • Chart

 • Due Date Calculator
 • Morning Sickness Journal
 • Pregnancy Planner
 • Nutrition for You,
 • Nutrition for Two

 

Pregnancy Channel

StorkNet > StorkNet Site Map > Pregnancy > Pregnancy Articles

Enough Time Left to Turn Head Down?
by Nancy Sullivan, CNM, MS, FACNM

Nancy SullivanQ. I'm 34 weeks and have a fibroid that makes lying sideways quite attractive to the baby. Is there still time for him to turn head down?

A. If the baby is a little big, he may have a harder time turning. However, 34 weeks is still time for the baby to decide to turn by himself. You can encourage him by lying in the knee/chest position (butt up) for twenty minutes twice a day. Most babies do not stay in the transverse position late in pregnancy because, well, because they don't like being all squished. The head down position is the most comfortable, and about 95% of babies usually assume it by the time they are born.

If you like this article, we'd be honored if you shared it using the button below.
Bookmark and Share

ADVERTISEMENT

Copyright © 1996-2016 StorkNet. All rights reserved.
Please read our disclaimer and privacy policy.
Your feedback is always welcome. Link to Us!

StorkNet Family of Websites:
StorkNet's Blog | Pregnancy Week By Week | Exploring Womanhood | Books for Families | EriChad Grief Support


facebook
Bookmark and Share