I loved my Spinning Babies Workshop, because it really clarified to me why births tend to go much easier if baby is in an Anterior position.

Anterior babies are facing the moms back, with their spine close to the moms belly, they tend to be facing the right or the left.  (As one of my Hypnobabies moms said to help her remember -“Anterior babies face your A**)

By being in this position, they are all set up to easily slide down and out.

Spinning Babies Site is great for helping you determine the position of your baby and tips for helping encourage baby into an Anterior position if they are not.

This is the beginning of the A to Z April Challenge.  I thought it would be fun to blog A to Z about birth
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  1. I have had posterior babies with anterior placentas…and it’s harder to have an OP baby. Especially when the OP baby has a tilted asynclitic (sp?) head. Had one turn, the other didn’t, and I’ve had issues with my bowels ever since…but we also had decels and I had to push hard to get her out. Vaginal birth though…at least.

    EnjoyBirth Reply:

    Glad you got your vaginal birth.

  2. What a perfect way to start your A-Z blogs!! I like you LOVE birth and loved Gail Tully’s workshop!

    I would say to our mama’s, “Don’t stress about this Spinning Babies stuff, this is understandable, common sense, not rocket science. Relax and have fun with baby mapping and postures and positionings that can make your pregnancy, labor and birth much more comfortable, straight forward, even shorter. It’s doable…if baby wants to participate. Be sweet.”

    Give me an A! Give me an N! Give me a TERIOR!
    What’s that spell?!
    ANTERIOR, anterior, anterior o-kay!
    Baby baby baby face mama’s back! Yay!!!

    EnjoyBirth Reply:

    Love your enthusiasm. I agree that it is important moms don’t stress too much about this information. Just learn about it and do some easy things to help, but don’t let it be a source of stress.

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