When Baby Flips Head Down

A common question here at Spinning Babies® is, “Now that my baby is head down, should I continue the exercises?” Our answer is simple: Head down is not enough. Balance only improves with more balancing.

 

You’re in a very good place. Now give yourself a few days of the following:
  • Long, brisk walks
  • Wearing a pregnancy belt
  • Doing Side-lying Releases on both sides daily (for a while), and then twice a week
  • Keep balancing (you’ve done good work, but keep going so tight muscles don’t return and create issues again)

thats-my-occiput-by-TullyAfter that, if your baby is favoring your right side (firm more on the right than left), resume the 30-second Forward-leaning Inversions, but not the Breech Tilts. Continue with the pelvic stabilizing exercises and psoas release, and any myofascial releases (standing or abdominal release).

Don’t do a long inversion. I don’t think the Forward-leaning Inversion done for such a short time will flip your head-down baby to breech, but it may help a posterior baby flip to anterior, or make it easier for labor contractions to do so.