We had an appointment first thing in the morning today to see a wonderful chiropractor in Sunnyvale, Rob Murray. We were referred to him by our midwife because he’s apparently become quite adept at pelvis and pregnancy issues. I was amazed at how competent and knowledgeable he was about pregnancy and complications with pelvises. ha.
The reason we went in the first place is because our little sweet pea is posterior, meaning although her head is down (good) she is facing forward when she should be facing to the side to easily rotate backwards during labor. We were told to be ready for anything, because there was a potential that labor could begin as a result of this appointment!
Dr. Murray sat us down in his office and explained with a life-size model of the pelvis that usually when a baby is posterior it means one of the ligaments that attaches the uterus to the pelvis is pulled really tight when it should be more relaxed. He guessed it was my left ligament, and his theory proved right. I could feel the difference as he put pressure on both at the same time, and massaged out the left one to be a little looser so the baby could have room to turn. He also told me no driving a stick shift, no sitting with legs crossed and no leaning too much to one side or the other until she arrives. And I have some exercising to do with the ball 4-5 times a day to keep things loose.
After we left the appointment I noticed all day today she’s been more busy in there. She hasn’t turned yet, but hopefully she is working her way around to one side or the other! Time will tell. One way or another she’s coming out of there soon!
Tomorrow is my 40 week appointment with our midwife Lin. Exciting times!