Quote from uk_nurse
i am due in 2 days, but i think i will go over.my baby is posterior and i have heard posterior babies tend to be 'late'. my other children were anterior and born 2-3 weeks early. If you are induced is labour more painful as people who told me they have been induced said its bad. im expecting a painful labour anyway cos of the position baby is in but hope it will turn with the contractions. Any advice appreciated. Thanks.
Just because your baby is OP does not indicate that you will go over your due date. Your community midwife should be able to give you a membrane sweep when you are about a week late, and she will be able to tell you at that time what condition your cervix is in, ie is it ready for labour. I doubt unless you have a reason for induction whether you will be induced before being 10 days late, some trusts will leave woman up to 14 days before intervening. It is much better for you to go into labour naturally. If you are induced there is a slight increased risk of things going on to C/S.
If and when you are induced, if the midwife can rupture your membranes then they will probably go this way first. Lots of women in Uk now have OP babies prior to labour and the majority will go on to deliever OA. When babies are in the OP position prior to Labour they tend to take longer than OA babies, and this may cause more discomfort and you tend to have a lot of back ache.
I had an OP presentation, I was induced and the whole labour took 2 hr 55 mins, and was just as painful as my previous baby which was an OA presentation.
You are a multip and have had two previous pregnancies and deliveries so the odds are for normal natrual childbirth.
There is research to suggest that you can do certain exercises which will help to change the positions and I know some classic ones for breech presentation, which would make you laugh. it is felt though that the results are debatable.
Do lots of walking especially inclines, have lots of 'sex' I know it is an old wives tale but there is definatly something in it.
It is normal for you to be anxious re the pain thing-I never did it well but I am great with labourers, and am always impressed with how many woman only use Gas & Air.
Anyway if I help any further just ask, and good luck