So it is always Summer in Miami… look at these cute finds :).
Most babies are already in a head down position between weeks 32 through 38. Only a mere 3% to 4% of babies do not turn. Mine must be special because she fits in this tiny category. So what is a mom to do when her birth plan was to follow a natural delivery? Well, best to keep the hopes high as there are indeed a couple of things you can try to flip your stubborn little muffin.
- Cold and hot presses. This is a very simple technique you can manage to do a couple of times a day at home when you feel your baby is active. Just go to your freezer and grab that bag of peas you never got to cook and place it on the top of your belly, where your baby’s head is supposed to be resting. At the same time, you can place a hot towel on the bottom of your belly. Stay in this position for a couple of minutes. The idea behind it is that the baby will try to move away from the cold and go to the warmest place.
- Music and light. You can try playing music to your baby by placing your ear-buds on the bottom of your belly. Same thing you can try with a lantern. Your baby may want to get closer to either the music or the light. As in the previous technique, do this when your baby is active.
- Yoga headstands and pelvic tilts. Yoga headstands are believed to help turn a breech baby within24 hours. For your safety, and that of your baby, do them with the assistance of a licensed yoga practitioner. Pelvic tilts are very safe and you can do them anytime around the house when your baby is active, and your stomach empty! Try to keep the position for as long as you can, up to 10-15 minutes. Another position is to walk on your knees around the house.
- Hypnosis. You may download a hypnosis mp3 and listen to it whenever you have a time to relax. Listen to it at least once a day. The hypnosis session will help you connect to your baby and hopefully help him or her to turn.
- Homeopathy. If you would like to try homeopathy to help your baby turn, then you can take around 200c of Pulsatilla. Pulsatilla will aid your uterus to grow more evenly so that your baby has more space to turn. Always consult a midwife or doula before taking any homeopathic medicine.
- Moxibustion. OK, here we start getting a bit more complicated. Moxibustion is a very ancient technique employed in Chinese Medicine, which combines Acupuncture and the use of Moxa. Moxa is a cigar shaped stick containing the herb mugwort. The Acupuncturist will stick a needle in each one of your pinky toes and then will burn the Moxa stick close to those acupuncture points. The heat will then stimulate these points and help your baby turn. Success rate is believed to be between 69% and 85%.
- ECV (External Cephalic Version). This is the last procedure you would like to attempt, as it is painful and can result in the rupture of the amniotic sac, sending you to labor. It is usually performed after 36 weeks, and it must be done by an experienced doctor, while under constant fetal monitoring. Success rate is very high, around 65%, although some babies manage to turn back into a breech position after the procedure.
So there are many things you can try before giving up on your breech baby. Also, it is important to note that some babies have been reported to turn head down on the day of delivery. So good luck on that muffin!
I am completely in love of the Australian swimsuit line Triangl. I saw them for the first time on Instagram, and right after I saw them again on the cover of Women’s Health magazine worn by Britney Spears.
These swimsuits are made of neoprene bright colors. They are indeed very unique, and so far you can only get them online at northamerica.triangl.com
This is the most versatile mini pouch I have found. It is extremely cute, affordable, durable, and useful!
I own a couple of them in different colors, and I use them as coin purses, to store pony tails and hair clips, to carry jewelry when traveling, and even to pack my headphones so they are never getting tangled inside my purse.
Click here or on the image below to get yours :):
Happy Holidays from the place Where Dreams Come True… Disney World!!!
So as a lucky Floridian I’ve got Disney World just 3 hours away. Add to that an Annual Pass and two kids younger than 3 years old, and you’ve got a year full of fun with your little ones.
I love Magic Kingdom, but for my 2 1/2 year old boy Hollywood Studios was a hit. They have the Disney Junior Live on Stage show that is a must if your little one watches Disney Junior, as they have their favorite characters live on stage! Even my 6 months old baby girl loved it, as she could enjoy the colors and the bubbles falling from the sky. Another show that my toddler enjoyed was the Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show. They just added Lightning McQueen and Mater to the show, so my boy was thrilled.
For a decent place to eat I would recommend The Hollywood Brown Derby. I personally enjoyed their Pan-seared Black Grouper.
Finally, if you are planning to go to Magic Kingdom I have two tips to share:
1 ) If you have a big stroller than you do not wish to fold, then walk from the parking lot directly to the Ferry. It’s faster and you don’t need to worry about folding and unfolding your stroller.
2) Take advantage of the Baby Care Center! They have changing tables, feeding chairs, nursing room, and restrooms (which are always clean AND empty :)).