Baby Positions

We believe birth is easier with fetal positioning. Baby’s head is the matching puzzle piece slipping into the birthing pelvis.

Posterior, Right Occiput Posterior, breech; they each have ways to support their unique needs in labor.

Here’s how the puzzle works:  The pelvis opens it’s top in a different direction than the bottom of the pelvis. A baby’s head is longer front to back. So which direction the baby’s head faces matters.

Another point that is important in fetal position is chin tucking (flexion). Baby’s head seems smaller when the chin tucks close to the chest. The head can seem bigger, and may not fit the pelvis, if the chin is up away from baby’s chest.

Head position is half the story. The other half is the state of the pelvic anatomy, not just the bones but the muscles and more soft tissues. Enhance the in with our Three Principles of Balance, Gravity, and MovementSM.

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