My baby is in the “Breech” position. What do you recommend that I do?

Your baby is working very hard in his/her first few weeks of life while in your tummy! Trying to get comfy in their new living quarters is no easy feat! Sometimes, they have their head up (in the Breech position) but don’t worry! Babies like to shift around frequently! If your baby is in the Breech position when we are doing your ultrasound, we have a couple of exercises that we ask you to do several times  a day until you begin to feel some shifting and stretching:

Exercise #1.

  1. Get on your hands and knees.
  2. Sway your hips side to side, left to right

Exercise #2.

  1. Lay flat on your back.
  2. Place 2-4 pillows under your bottom so that it’s higher than your head. Babies don’t like that!
  3. Lay in that position for no longer than 5-10 minutes.

If you feel light-headed or have a difficult time catching your breath from the weight of the baby, roll over and get up after you’re feeling better.

If you feel an uncomfortable, unusual movement or stretch from your baby, then it means that he/she is moving head down. Once you feel this, you don’t need to do the exercise anymore!