Should Doing a Forward-leaning Inversion Continue?
“Now that my baby is head down, should I keep going upside down in the Forward-leaning Inversion?”
It’s ok to skip the Forward-leaning Inversion (FLI) for a few days and during that time increase walking (with a nice flowing stride). Continue other daily activities and body balancing techniques recommended for general pregnancy comfort and birth preparation.
After three days, resume one Forward-leaning Inversion a day, including the day of labor, to help your connective tissues, your ligaments around the area of your cervix to have suppleness to respond to labor contractions with more ease.
Baby’s head will find more room and ease to tuck the chin and aim the crown of the head through a cervix that is responsive to the contractions.
The recommendations for any head down baby now apply. We don’t recommend our activities only for discomfort or for a breech presentation but for all pregnant people living in gravity.
See the list of recommendations in Flip a Breech and under techniques to find body balancing suggestions. Simply skip the “upside-down” positions except for FLI once a day and in labor.