It Is Important To Know What Baby Positions Mean During Pregnancy

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9Can a baby’s position be changed?

There are possibilities for the baby’s position to be changed while still inside the womb. After 36 weeks, most babies usually start turning themselves to get into the head-down position for delivery. There are some babies who just before labor will change their position into a favorable one. But, if a baby is in a breech position even before labor and hasn’t changed, an osteopath may be called upon or a midwife who will perform a procedure called an external cephalic version which is a manual turning of the baby.

A study in 2005 made a claim that there was little or no evidence to support the fact that a woman could turn a baby’s position by exercise that involves her getting on her hands and knees. But, such exercises do provide relief from back pain.

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10Staying active in pregnancy has great benefits

It is extremely important for any mother to remain active during pregnancy and physical activity reduces the risk of problems like gestational diabetes and high blood pressure. There are exercises that can bring a lot of pain relief in the case of pregnancies. Walking is one of them. One needs to walk for at least 30 minutes every day to get the impact of walking on the body especially in pregnancy.

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11Walking is the best exercise

Walking during pregnancy has several benefits. It will help you sleep better, and reduces stress and anxiety. Researches have also shown that if you work not too far from home, walking would do you good instead of driving. It is great for your mental health. Make walking a part of your daily routine like to work, school, walk during your lunch hour at work. Walking briskly for about 1.6 km thrice a week will help you keep healthy and fit.

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12Exercises to get your baby into position

It is the opinion of several people that exercise can also help get your baby into position. One of the most popular exercises for this is the forward-leaning inversion that involves placing yourself on your hands and knees. This is the child’s pose and includes rocking yourself back and forth for 10 to 15 minutes. In some variations, the woman should lift up her legs which are assumed to relax both the pelvic and gravitational pull inside the uterus.

When you are pregnant, it is always necessary to consult your doctor and to monitor the position of the baby regularly. Remember activity, diet, mental health and sleep is always important for the health of you and your baby.

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