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Moving baby to head down position ?

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I'm 39 and concidered high risk, This is my 4th pregnancy I have had normal births in the past. However with this baby at 34 weeks blood work showed anitbodies I'm RH- with this I have had blood test every two weeks with no change. Now I'm at 37 weeks and at my last doctor visit the doctor noticed the baby had moved from a head down position to laying side ways. Doctor was able to move baby from his head being at 9 a clock to 7. She said he (baby) may just move back. He is very active even now. Doctor told me to do knee bends to help move him down. I have an exercise ball, will this help? I dont want to have a c section what else can I do to help move baby back to a head down position and keep him there?

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replied July 9th, 2010
Third Trimester of Pregnancy Answer A14064
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Since you are at 37 completed weeks there is no harm in getting induced for the labour and delivery. Continue with the exercises as suggested.
Discuss with our gynecologist about inducing you into labour and manipulating the position of baby once the contractions start, such that baby remains in the correct position and the labour progresses normally. Since all your last births were normal vaginal delivery, chances are that this too will be a vaginal delivery.
Take care.

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