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Birthing Better With Posterior Babies

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Is your baby in a posterior position? You might be trying everything to turn your baby.

Until the 1980s no one had any concern about posterior babies. Why? Because 99% of posterior babies naturally turn either before labor, during dilation of the cervix or during the birth. Very, very few babies come out with the baby facing 'sunny side up'. 

From the 1980s everyone seemed to freak about posterior babies. Sure some women experienced more 'back labor' but back labor can happen no matter how your baby lies inside. Back labor is caused by your baby pressing on the nerves that run down your spine and through the bone at the end of your spine (your sacrum). 

Unfortunately when you experience back labor the discomfort of contractions lasts during the space between contractions. Fathers-to-be are taught in their childbirth preparation classes or childbirth books to press on the sacrum to reduce the discomfort. 

Does that make common sense to close the space your baby needs? No it doesn't. 

Instead you need to learn to open your pelvis and create mobility in your sacrum so you can help your baby move down and through your boney pelvis. 

Birthing Better with The Pink Kit Method® gives you, as a pregnant woman and you, as a father-to-be/other, to open your pelvis. 

So what does this have to do with your posterior baby? If your baby turns by efforts you make then bravo! You still might have back labor. If your baby doesn't turn you might not have back labor. 

But here's the bottom line ... no matter what happens to you or around you if you are skilled you can always work with your baby's efforts to be born by learning how to open your body for this very big object. 

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